Person:Jonathan Smith (21)

m. 16 Aug 1644
  1. Jonathan Smith1646 - 1721
  2. Jobanna Smith1648/49 - Bef 1676
  3. Joseph Smith1655 - Bef 1718
  4. Samuel Smith1664 - 1724/25
m. 1677
  1. Samuel SmithAbt 1674 - 1735
  2. Mary Smith
  3. Elizabeth Smith
  4. Jonathan Smith
  • HJonathan Smith1646 - 1721
  • WMary BirdCal 1661 -
m. Bef 1691
  1. William Smith1699 -
  2. Ebenezer Smith1702 -
  3. Sarah Smith
  4. Abigail Smith
m. 1714
Facts and Events
Name[1] Jonathan Smith
Gender Male
Birth[2] 20 Jun 1646 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (probably)Recorded at Middletown.
Marriage 1677 <Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut>to Rachel Steele
Marriage Bef 1691 to Mary Bird
Marriage 1714 to Sarah Unknown
Will[4][5] 25 Jun 1720 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death[3] 15 Apr 1721 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Probate[4] 6 Jun 1721 Will proved.
Estate Inventory[4] 14 Jun 1721 £493-00-08. Taken by Isaac Cowles and John Hart.
References
  1. Jonathan Smith, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)
    4:124.

    "Jonathan (Smith), Farmington 1678, eldest s. of William of Wethersfield, m. Mary, d. of Joseph Bird, had Eliz. Samuel, Jonathan, Mary, Mehitable, wh. was bapt. 11 Oct. 1691; Sarah, 24 Dec. 1693; Abigail, 29 Dec. 1695; William, perhaps 30 June 1700; and Eleazer, perhaps 20 Sept. 1702. But whether all were by first w. is unkn. as are dates of b. of four earliest ch. He had sec. w. Rachel, d. of Samuel Steele; and third w. Sarah, he took in 1714, and d. 5 Apr. 1721; and his wid. m. Thomas Bird."

  2. Middletown Vital Records [NEHGS], in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records
    411.

    "Smith, … Jonathan, s. William & Elizabeth, b. June 20, 1646 [LR1:5]"

  3. Farmington Vital Records [NEHGS], in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records
    150.

    "Smith, … Jonathan, Sr., d. Apr. 25, 1721 [LR2:66]"

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Smith, Jonathan, Sen., Farmington, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06)
    2:431-33.

    "Probate Records. Vol. IX, 1715 to 1723. Page 82-3-89.

    Smith, Jonathan, Sen., Farmington. Invt. £493-00-08. Taken 14 June, 1721, by Isaac Cowles and John Hart. Will dated 25 June, 1720.

    I, Jonathan Smith of Farmington, doe make this my last will and testament: I give unto Sarah my wife (besides her dowry) all that particular estate that was hers at the time I married her, also six pounds yearly; or if she marry, then but £3 during her life. I give to my eldest son Samuel Smith, besides what I have given him already, 20 acres of land lying in Farmington, it being part of a lott of land in the division southward from the Town between the mountains. I give unto my son Jonathan Smith, besides what I have given him, several parcells of land: one parcell, about 30 acres, in the division against the bounds of Wethersfield, joins land of Joseph Smith. I give to John North and Samuel Brunson, my sons-in-law, to each of them 10 acres of land, more or less, lying southward from the Town between the mountains. I give to my 6 grandsons, viz., Noah Smith, Daniel Smith, Jonathan Smith, John North, Elijah Brunson and Samuel Cole, to each of them a lott of land lying in Farmington and within the three 1st divisions of land lying west from the Town Plat. I also give to my son Jonathan one lott of land in the three aforesd. divisions of land lying west from the Town Plat. And further, it is my will that, provided and upon conditions that my said son Jonathan Smith shall at any time in his lifetime remove his settled abode and build and dwell upon land in that division of land against Wethersfield bounds, and shall have a mind to joyne with his brethren, William and Ebenezer Smith, in building of a mill or mills upon a stream included in lands that I shall give unto my sons William and Ebenezer Smith, and shall actually joyn with them in so building, that then he the said Jonathan Smith shall have an equal right with either of them in said stream for that use during the time they shall so joyn and maintain a mill or mills there. I give to my daughter Elizabeth North, in addition, 40s; to my daughter Mary Cole, besides what I have given her, 40s. I give to my daughter Sarah Smith, besides what I have already given her, £30. I give to my daughter Abigail Smith £30. And the sd. Sarah and Abigail Smith to have what is due from the estate of their grandfather Bird, now in the improvement of their grandmother Bird, and that to be part of what I have willed to them. I give unto my sons Samuel and Jonathan Smith, and my two daughters, Elizabeth North and Mary Cole, in equal proportion between them, the £20 given unto their own natural mother by their Grandfather Steele in his last will. I give unto my granddaughter, Mercy Brunson, 30s; unto my two sons, William Smith and Ebenezer Smith, now living with me, I give all the residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, in equal proportions, only my will further is that they nor neither of them shall have power for the space of thirty years next after my decease to sell or alienate the real estate, or any part thereof, which I have hereby willed unto them, that lyeth in the division of land against Wethersfield bounds, and southward from the lott of land there that was formerly Mr. Wyllys's. I make my two sons, William Smith and Ebenezer Smith, executors.

    JONATHAN SMITH, SEN., LS.

    Witness: John Hooker, Sen., Samuel Smith, Thomas Bird.

    Court Record, Page 153—6 June, 1721: Will proven.

    Page 8 (Vol. X) 5 March, 1722-3: Ebenezer Smith, a minor, 20 years of age, made choice of Jonathan Smith of Farmington to be his guardian. Recog., £100.

    To all people whom it may concern: Know ye that whereas, our honoured father Jonathan Smith, Sen., of Farmington, deceased, in his last will, dated 25 June, 1720, gave unto his son Jonathan Smith and to his six grandsons then liveing, to each of them a lot of land apiece lying in the three first divisions of land lying west from the reserved lands in sd. Farmington, as may be seen in the will: Persuant thereto, we, William Smith and Ebenezer Smith, the subscribers, executors to the will above mentioned, have set out unto each of them the lots hereafter mentioned, lying in sd. divisions, viz.: Unto our brother Jonathan Smith, that lot that was drawn on the right of our grandmother Smith, in ye first of sd. divisions west. And unto Jonathan Smith, Jun., one of the grandsons, that lot that was drawn on the right of our uncle Jobanah Smith deceased, in the first division, both lying in the tenth allotment. And unto Noah Smith, that lot which was drawn on the right of our grandmother (the Widow Smith, so called), lying in the fourteenth allotment in the second division of land, lying west of the reserved lands. And unto Daniel Smith, that lot that was drawn on the right of our uncle Jobanah Smith, lying in the 2d division and in the sixteenth allotment. And unto Samuel Cole, that lot that was drawn on the right of our father in ye third division. And unto Elijah Brownson, or to his heirs, that lot that was drawn on our father's right in the 2d division, lying west of the reserved land. And as to that lot drawn on the right of our uncle Jobanah Smith, in the third division, west of the reserved land, being the eleventh number, we would have set to John North, the other grandson, if he were living, but he deceased 16 January, 1732-3, and so if any person or persons appear to have a right to any part thereof, we are free to divide with them, supposeing we ourselves to have a right to some part thereof, if not the whole.

    12 February, 1753. WILLIAM SMITH, EBENEZER SMITH.

    At a Probate Court held at Hartford, 7 January, 1755, the above distribution was exhibited, approved and ordered to be kept on file.

    Test: Joseph Talcott, Clerk.

    Farmington, 4 December, 1754: I, Samuel Cole, hereby declare that I accept ye lot set out to me by ye executors of my bond, grandfather's will herein mentioned, as my part of what was therein given to me.

    Samuel Cole, Grandson."

  5. Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999
    [1].