Person:James Smith (81)

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Name James Smith
Gender Male
Birth[2] 1716 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 5 Dec 1734 Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United Statesto Azuba Gunn

A Lieutenant James Smith is one of the original settlers in Sheffield, MA, in the second division of the Lower Township. Title there confirmed in 1733-34. His likely birthplace is Westfield.

The proprietors whose titles were confirmed by the committee in 1733-34, most of whom were then settled in the township were as follows: . . . . . .

SECOND DIVISION. Zachariah Walker, James Smith, Jr., Thomas Lee, and Joshua Boardmau, Lieut James Smith, Samuel Goodrich and John Westover, John Smith. Joseph Seger and Lieut. Thomas Ingersoll, John Huggins deceased, Joshua Boardman. Source: History of Great Barrington

  1.   Taylor, Charles J. History of Great Barrington (Berkshire County), Massachusetts. (Great Barrington, Mass.: Clark W. Bryan & Co., 1882)
    page 21.


  2. International Genealogical Index. ( The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, 1999-2008).

    Shows James Smith born in Sheffield in 1716 (impossible, Sheffield did not exist that early; the land wasn't even purchased from the Indians until 1724). Married to Azubah Gunn on 5 Dec 1734.
    Compact Disc #37
    Pin #583312
    AFN: 10PD-0RL