Person:William Smith (433)

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Name William Smith
Gender Male
Birth[2] 8 Nov 1755 Long Island, New York, United States
Death[2] 10 Jun 1816 Lebanon, Madison, New York, United States

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William Stephens Smith (November 8, 1755 – June 10, 1816) was a United States Representative from New York. He married Abigail "Nabby" Adams, the daughter of President John Adams, and so was a brother-in-law of President John Quincy Adams, and an uncle of Charles Francis Adams.

Born on Long Island, he graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1774, and studied law for a short time.

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  1.   William Stephens Smith, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 William Stephens Smith, in Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

    SMITH, William Stephens, (son-in-law of John Adams; brother-in-law of John Quincy Adams; uncle of Charles Francis Adams), a Representative from New York; born on Long Island, N.Y., November 8, 1755; was graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1774; studied law for a short time; served in the Revolutionary Army as aide-de-camp to General Sullivan in 1776; was on the staff of General Lafayette in 1780 and 1781, and then transferred to the staff of General Washington; secretary of the Legation at London in 1784; returned to America in 1788; appointed by President Washington to be United States marshal for the district of New York in 1789, and later supervisor of revenue; one of the originators of the Society of the Cincinnati, and served as its president 1795-1797; appointed by President John Adams surveyor of the port of New York in 1800; moved to Lebanon, N.Y., in 1807; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); presented credentials of his election to the Fourteenth Congress, but he did not qualify, and on December 13, 1815, Westel Willoughby, Jr., successfully contested his election; died in Smith Valley, town of Lebanon, Madison County, N.Y., on June 10, 1816; interment in the Lines Hill Cemetery, between Smyrna and Sherburne, N.Y.