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Lieut William Smithson

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Lieut William Smithson

  • Birth 1701
  • Death 23 Aug 1747 Durham, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Durham, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 9181042

William Smithson lived in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut. His wife was Ann, and their children were John, Robert and Anne. All of the children were born in Durham.

Lt. William Smithson served in King George's War. King George's War was the third of four North American wars waged by the British and French from 1744 to 1748. On 18 March 1745, William Smithson was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Connecticut Regiment of Colonel William Burr. In 1745, Lt. William Smithson participated in the expedition to Cape Breton, and this was when the New England soldiers took back the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia from the French. On 16 June 1745, the New England forces succeeded in capturing the Fortress of Louisbourg. Lt. William Smithson's military service as an officer qualifies him as an ancestor for the Dames of the Court of Honor and also for Daughters of the American Colonists.

On 2 August 1753, Smithson's widow Ann married Oliver Collins in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut. In about 1713, Ann was born, and 2 August 1753, she died in Guilford. Anne Smithson, daughter of William and Ann Smithson, was the third wife of Jesse Cook.

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  • Maintained by: Susan R. Cole
  • Originally Created by: Judith
  • Added: 26 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9181042
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut William Smithson (1701–23 Aug 1747), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9181042, citing Old Durham Cemetery, Durham, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Susan R. Cole (contributor 47574743) .