[Barnstable Probate 3:241] 19 Oct 1716: "to John Smith of Chatham ... yeoman Greeting: Whereas Deane Smith your son Aged about Eighteen years ... made Choice of you ye S'd John Smith his Father to be his Guardian" [Birth about 1698.] [Barnstable Probate 5:204] 31 Jul 1734: "ye Children of Dean Smith Deceased which s'd Dean Smith was one of s'd John Smiths Sons ... s'd Dean Smith is Since Deceased Leaving four Children viz Dean, HEman, Asaph, Sons & Meriam a daughter ... Reserving utno Hester Smith widow of s'd Dean her Right of Dower. [The probate judge is reviewing the case because his successor died in office in 1727, and is undoubtedly using the names as written on the original documents, hence does not refer to the widow as Hester Crosby.]
Estate of Dean Smith, yeoman of Change [Barnstable Probate 4:506,566] 18 Mar 1729[/30?]: Samuel Smith, yeoman, & Hester Smith, spinster, both of Chatham appointed administrators. Inventory taken 21 Apr 1730.