Person:Miriam Smith (10)

  1. Elenor Smith
  2. Cyrus Smith
  3. Justin Smith1774 - 1845
  4. Miriam Smith1774 - 1855
  5. Olive Smith1778 - 1814
  6. Lorana Smith1779 - 1857
m. 30 Jun 1825
Facts and Events
Name Miriam Smith
Gender Female
Birth[1] 16 Mar 1774 Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 5 Dec 1794 Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United Statesto Joel Richards
Marriage 30 Jun 1825 to Seth Savage
Death? 19 Dec 1855 Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Burial[2] Christian Street Cemetery, Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States

Miriam Smith, born March 16, 1774, died Dec. 19, 1856, dau. of Sylvanus S. Esq. of Hartford, Vt., by wife Dina Fisk, dau. of Nathan and Eleanor ( Whitney) Fisk of Stonington ? and the grand-daughter of Nathan and Rebecca (Stillman) Smith of Hadley.She was one of a family of 20 children, and brought up without attending school a single day, yet became a good reader, especially of her bible. She early made a profession of religion, whose doctrines, duties, and promises, she loved and cherished to the day of her death, and inculcated them upon her children from their earliest years. She was a woman of much practical wisdom and force of character. Left a widow at the age of 38 years, with nine children, in moderate circumstances, she kept her family together, paid off a heavy debt, reared them to frugal and industrious habits, and thereby laid the foundation of their respectability and honorable distinction. About 1824, she m. 2d, Seth Savage, Esq., of Hartford, with whom • she lived about six years, and d. in her 2d widowhood, at her son Chester's, in Hartford, aged 82 years ; entitled to a most grateful re- remembrance. " Riches are deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord she shall be praised."

  1. History of Hartford, VT. (
    p. 456.
  2. History of Hartford, VT. (
    p. 188.
  3.   Morse, Abner. A Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans. (Boston, MA: H.W. Dutton & Sons, 1861)