Person:Elisha Smith (27)

Watchers
  1. Elisha Smith1757 - 1846
  2. Joseph Smith1756-1774 -
  3. Charles Smithabt 1774 -
  4. Charles SmithABT 1774 - 1809
  5. Joseph SmithBET 1756 AND 1774 -
  • HElisha Smith1757 - 1846
  • WMary Samson1764 - 1842
m. 15 FEB 1781
  1. Elnathan Smith1781 - BEF 1850
  2. Sarah Smith1783 - 1796
  3. Lemuel Smith1785 - BEF 1850
  4. James B. Smith1788 - 1855
  5. Elizabeth Smith1790 - BEF 1850
  6. Abigail Smith1794 - 1856
  7. Elisha C. Smith1798 - AFT 1850
  8. Royal Smith1800 - 1879
  9. Sarah M. Smith1803 - 1895
  10. Joseph Smith1806 - BEF 1850
  11. Ann Eliza Smith1816 - BEF 1850
Facts and Events
Name[1] Elisha Smith
Gender Male
Birth[2][3][4][12] 30 DEC 1757 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Residence[7][8] BET 1779 AND 1798 New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 15 FEB 1781 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusettsto Mary Samson
Residence[5][8][11] 1798 Otsego, New York, United States
Census[9] 1800 Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States
Residence[5] 17 AUG 1832 Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States
Residence[5] 1843 Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States
Alt Burial[10] Mann Cemetery, Butternuts, Otsego County, New York, United States of America
Death[5][4] 23 APR 1846 Norwich, Chenango, New York, United States
Burial[4] Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States
References
  1. Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1929-1930), v1, p.245, Primary quality.
  2. Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1929-1930), v1, p.245.
  3. General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass. December 1620. (New England - United States: General Society of Mayflower Descendants., Various), Vol. 17 (Isaac Allerton), descendant No 221 (Sarah Cushman), p 158.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Tiffany, Nelson B; Chenango County Historical Society (New York); and Chenango County Historian (New York). Revolutionary War veterans, Chenango County, New York. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1998), Volume IV (S-Z), p.998; veteran no. 763, Secondary quality.

    Birthplace also cited as New Bedford, Massachusetts, which was originally known as Dartmouth (MA). DAR Patriot Index S.23422 Lieutenant. Tombstone inscription: Elisha Smith (new veteran's plaque)
    Pvt Continental Line
    Revolutionary War
    1758 1846

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Revolutionary War Pension File of Elisha Smith, File No S23422, Record Type: Revolutionary War Pension File, N. (National Archives, Washington, D.C.), page 13 of 13.
  6.   Tiffany, Nelson B; Chenango County Historical Society (New York); and Chenango County Historian (New York). Revolutionary War veterans, Chenango County, New York. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1998), pp. 998, 999, Secondary quality.

    Service: He enlisted about May 1, 1775 and served two months as private in Captain Benjamin Dillingham's Massachusetts Company; he enlisted in May or June 1776 and served six months as private in Captain Noah Hall's Company, Colonel Aaron Willard's Massachusetts Regiment, was on duty at lake Ticonderoga and in the battle when General Waterbury was taken Prisoner; in the spring of 1777, he enlisted in the transport service under Captain George Whipple, was on the "Leopard", Captain Patrick Maxfield, a few weeks, was on the "Sally", and made two trips on the "Royalty" running from Boston to Baltimore, during the second trip of the vessel was in a battle, was taken prisoner, was set adrift in a small boat about twenty-seven miles from land and finally reached North Carolina, length of service about four months; he made his way to Baltimore, Maryland, was commissioned Lieutenant and went aboard the United States "Retaliation", Captain Thomas Bell, started to sail for Port Stacey in the West Indies but, on the outward voyage, was in a severe battle with two British vessels from which the "Retaliation" escaped, made her way to Port Stacey, thence to Philadelphia, length of service about four months; after this, the served three months as private in Captain Manasseh Kempton's Massachusetts Company at Tiverton, Rhode Island; in 1779, he served three months in Captain George Claghorn's Massachusetts Regiment in Rhode Island.

    Other information: After his service, he lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts, until about 1798, when he moved to Otsego County, New York. He was allowed pension on his application executed Aug 17, 1832, at which time he resided in Butternuts, Otsego County, New York. The 1840 pension census has him in Guilford, Chenango County, New York. In 1843 he was living in Norwich, New York.

  7. Revolutionary War Pension File of Elisha Smith, File No S23422, Record Type: Revolutionary War Pension File, N. (National Archives, Washington, D.C.), page 12 of 13, Primary quality.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Tiffany, Nelson B; Chenango County Historical Society (New York); and Chenango County Historian (New York). Revolutionary War veterans, Chenango County, New York. (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, c1998), Volume IV (S-Z), p.999; veteran no. 763, Secondary quality.
  9. 1800 US Federal Census (images online), Record Type: U.S. Census, Series M32, Roll 25, Page 21 - New York, Otsego, Town of Butternuts, Secondary quality.

    The household consisted of 2 males under age 10, 2 males ages 10-15, 1 male age 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 2 females under age 10, and 1 female age 26-44||Elisha Smith||perhaps||his wife and four of his known children

  10. Letter written by Kathryn L. Barton (Guernsey Memorial Library) to Jeanette M. Otis. (28 April 2010).
  11. Census of Pensioners, 1840, File Reference: www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/chenango/census/1840pens.htm. (Online).
  12. Smith, Elisha, 1757, in Massachusetts. Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Towns Records, 1579-2001, New Bedford Births 1686-1787, 30 Dec 1757, Secondary quality.

    Elisha Smith, the son of James Smith (son of Joseph) and Sarah his wife, was born the 30th day of December, in the year 1757, on the seventh day of the week.