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         DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SMITH and ELIZABETH STANLEY

1. WILLIAM1 SMITH, born say 1620, died 1669/70.1 He married in Aug 1644 in
Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, ELIZABETH STANLEY, died 1678 in Farmington, Hartford
Co., CT2 
 
	Children of WILLIAM SMITH and ELIZABETH STANLEY3 
	2	i	JONATHAN2 SMITH, born 20 Jan 1646 in Middletown, CT. 
	3	ii	JOBANNA2 SMITH, born 20 Jan 1648 in Middletown, CT; died 30
May 1676 in Hatfield, MA. 
	4	iii	SUSANNA2 SMITH, born 20 Mar 1650 in Middletown, CT. 
	5	iv	ELIZABETH2 SMITH, born 20 May 1653 in Middletown, CT. 
	6	v	MEHITABLE2 SMITH, born 20 May 1653 in Middletown, CT. 
	7	vi	JOSEPH2 SMITH, born 25 Aug 1655 in Middletown, CT. 
+	8	vii	BENJAMIN Sr2 SMITH, born Apr 1656/58 in Farmington, Hartford
Co., CT. He married (1) RUTH LOOMIS. He married (2) MARY
BULTOLYTH. He married (3) HANNAH PHELPS. 
	9	viii	WILLIAM2 SMITH, born Apr 1661 in Farmington, CT; died abt. 1738
in West Springfield, MA. 	
10	            ix       SAMUEL2 SMITH, born May 1664 in Farmington, CT; died 6 Jan 1725
in Farmington, CT. 

                           Generation 2

8. BENJAMIN Sr.2 SMITH (WILLIAM1), born Apr 1656/58 in Farmington, Hartford Co.,
CT; christened 14 Apr 1658 in lst Congr. Ch., Farmington, CT4; died 1738 in
Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.5  He married (1) abt. 1683, RUTH LOOMIS, born 14
Jun 1660 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT6; died 18 Feb 1724/25 in W.Springfield,
Hampden Co., MA7, daughter of SAMUEL LOOMIS and ELIZABETH JUDD.  He
married (2) on 7 Oct 1725 in Springfield, MA, MARY BULTOLYTH.8 He married (3) on
24 Jan 1725/26 in Springfield, MA, HANNAH PHELPS. 9

      Benjamin probably lived in the Farmington, CT area in his early years but soon
after his first marriage Benjamin Smith Sr. removed to Westfield, MA.
On 7 Sept 1687, Benjamin purchased several tracts of land in the part of
Springfield which is now the Town of West Springfield, MA from John Pnychon10
The area where his land was located was called Paucatuck, the Indian name for the
place on the north bank of the Westfield River and it here about 1693 that Benjamin Sr.
built a saw mill in the vicinity of the Falls.11  Due to fear of Indian attack, Benjamin Sr.
traveled back and forth between his house in Westfield and his lands in Springfield.  In
1700 his Westfield house was used as a garrison house as protection from Indian
raids.12 Eventually Benjamin Sr. built a house in Springfield which he made into a
house of entertainment or inn.13
 	 
	Among the Benjamin Smith  land transactions at Hampden County Mass.
Registry of Deeds are two deeds dated 1712 whereby Benjamin  purchased three
acres of land in Springfield on the west side of the Great River from John
Miller, document witnessed by Moses Ingersole, Samuel Bliss, & Joseph Colton,
recorded 14 Apr 1755.14  Benjamin  purchased land in the same location
consisting of four acres from Thomas Miller, witnesses John Worthington &
William Pynchon.15   It is possible that it was Benjamin Jr. that purchased this land not
Benjamin Sr. but is most likely that Benjamin Sr. was the grantee in these deeds.
 	  	 
	Benjamin  Sr. served in several town offices in the town of Springfield.  In
1713 he was constable.16  He was surveyor of highways in 1727-1728.17 In 1722/23 he
served as tithingman.18 In connection with his farming activities he was paid 40 shillings
for the use of his bull on three occasions.19
 	 
	Benjamin Smith Sr. wrote his will on 14 May 1735.  It was proved May 1738.
His sons JONATHAN & JOB SMITH were executors of the estate and his heirs were
wife HANNAH SMITH; grandchildren THOMAS TAYLOR, SEPHANIAH TAYLOR, &
RUTH TAYLOR, children of daughter of RUTH TAYLOR deceased; daughters
ELIZABETH MILLER, RACHEL MORGAN, MARY DAY; sons WILLIAM, BENJAMIN,
JONATHAN & JOB SMITH; grandson SAMUEL SMITH, son of SAMUEL SMITH,
deceased. The document was witnessed by JONATHAN CHURCH & CALEB
PARSONS.  The inventory was taken 23 May 1738 by THOMAS INGERSOLL & M.
NOBLE and amounted to L283-01-05.20
 	 
	On 20 May 1741 (recorded 26 May) BENJAMIN Sr's land was distributed to his
sons WILLIAM, BENJAMIN, JONATHAN, & JOB SMITH and his grandson SAMUEL
SMITH.21

	Children of BENJAMIN Sr. SMITH and RUTH LOOMIS22 
	11	i	WILLIAM3 SMITH, born abt. 1683 in Westfield, MA; died 6 Apr 1749
in Springfield, MA .23 He married (1) on 15 Jun 1720 in Springfield,
MA24, SARAH DEWEY, daughter of SAMUEL DEWEY, died 18 Jul
1725 in Springfield, MA.25 He married (2) on 21 May 1730 in
Springfield, MA, SARAH MILLER, daughter of  EBENEZER &
HANNAH MILLER26 
	12	ii	RUTH3 SMITH, born 8 Feb 1685 in Westfield, MA; died bef. May
1735. She married  SAMUEL TAYLOR, died 20 Oct 1738 in
Springfield, MA son of JAMES & MARY TAYLOR27 
+	13	iii	BENJAMIN JR. SMITH, born 14 Feb 1687. He married (1) MARY
BEDORTHA. He married (2) SARAH COLTON. He married (3)
SARAH SMITH. 
	14	iv	SAMUEL3 SMITH, born 24 Aug 1689 in Westfield, MA; died 1 Jul
1724 in Springfield, MA28. He married on 11 Apr 1723 in Springfield,
MA29, DESIRE BEDORTHA, born 20 Jun 1696 in Springfield, MA30,
daughter of JOSEPH BEDORTHA and HANNAH MARSHFIELD. 
	15	v	ELIZABETH3 SMITH, born 14 Feb 1692/93 in Westfield, MA; died 26
Apr 1780 in Westfield, MA; buried  in West Springfield, ae 88.31 She
married on 24 Jan 1717/18,  in  Springfield, MA32, EBENEZER Jr.
MILLER, died 16 Mar 1783, AE 91, in W.Springfield, MA33. 
	16	vi	RACHEL3 SMITH, born 5 Oct 1694 in Westfield, MA; died 11 Dec
1761 in Springfield, MA34. She married on 6 Jan 1726 in Springfield,
MA, SAMUEL MORGAN35, died 12 May 1777, ae 84 in W.
Springfield, MA36 
	17	vii	JONATHAN3 SMITH, born 26 Oct 1697 in Westfield, MA; died 9 Feb
1772, ae 7437; buried  in Tatham Cem., West Springfield, MA. He
married on 9 Nov 1727 in Springfield, MA, MARGARET BALL,
daughter of  SAMUEL & MARGARET BALL38, died 2 Jul 1798, ae
86 in W. Springfield, MA39 
	18	viii	JOB3 SMITH, born 29 Dec 1700 in Westfield, MA; died 23 Aug 1786,
ae 85 in W.  Springfield, MA.40 He married on 7 Aug 1729 in
Springfield, MA41, MARTHA BEDORTHA, born 15 Jul 1703 in
Springfield, MA42; died 1 Apr 174843, daughter of JOSEPH
BEDORTHA and HANNAH MARSHFIELD. 
	19	ix	MARY3 SMITH, born 12 Aug 1703 in Westfield, MA; died 6 Dec 1748
                              in 46th year in West Springfield, MA; buried  in Old Cemetery, West
Springfield, MA.44  She married on 23 Apr 1724 in Springfield, MA45,
EBENEZER DAY, died 15 Aug 1777 ae 76 in W. Springfield, MA46 

                          Generation 3

13. BENJAMIN JR3 SMITH (BENJAMIN Sr. 2, WILLIAM1), born 14 Feb 1687; died 8 
Dec 1758 in West Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.47  He married (1) on 8 Jan 1712/13
in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA,48 MARY BEDORTHA, born 19 Sep 1691 in
Springfield, Hampden Co., MA49; died 26 Feb 1715/16 in Springfield, Hampden Co.,
MA,50 daughter of JOSEPH BEDORTHA and HANNAH MARSHFIELD.  He married (2)
on 2 Nov 1717 in Springfield, MA, SARAH COLTON51, died bef. 28 Apr 1720, daughter
of JOHN COLTON and JOANNA (---).  He married (3) on 28 Apr 172052 in Farmington,
CT, SARAH SMITH, died 30 Apr 1771 ae 77, in West Springfield, MA.53 
 
	Among the deeds filed at Springfield, MA Hall of Records is a document whereby
Benjamin Jr. of Springfield purchased five acres of land from Ebenezer Aahley of
Springfield.  The land was located in Springfield at a place called Little None Such or
Little Lamb's meadow on the west side of the Great River. The deed was dated 1
June? 1731 and was recorded 22 Mar 1748 witnessed by Benjamin Smith, Joseph
Evens and Samuel Ely.54 Benjamin Smith sold this land to Rev. Samuel Hopkins in
1748.55
 	 
	The following land was set out to Benjamin Smith Jr. from his father's
estate, "And there is set out to Benjamin Smith a parcel of land on the home
lot containing two acres and sixty four rods bounded southerly by the highway, westerly
by the land of Job Smith, northerly and easterly by the brook being in length 24 rods
and in breadth 16 rods; another parcel of land in the meadow set out to him containing
four acres and a quarter including his part of the orcharding  and is bounded northerly
by the highway, easterly by the brook, southerly by the land of Samuel Smith partly and
partly by the land of William Smith and westerly by the land of Job Smith and William
Smith; another; another parcel of land set out to him called the cove be it more or less
bounded westerly by the buttonwood trees, northerly by the land of Jonathan Smith by
a stake and stone on the bank extending southerly  & easterly so far as to take all the
drownded land and westerly to a stake and stone on the river bank; another parcel of
land set out to him containing one acre and a quarter and 32 rods on the plain bounded
northerly & westerly on the highway, southerly and easterly by the land of William
Smith; another parcel of land set out to him on the plain containing three quarters of an
acre & 22 rods bounded northerly by the land of Job Smith & westerly by the highway,
southerly by the land of Samuel Smith and easterly by the orchard belonging to Samuel
Smith.56
 	 
	In the Years 1731 & 1732 Benjamin Smith Jr. was paid 20 shillings by the town
for the use of his bull.57
 	 
	There is no probate record for Benjamin Smith Jr. at Northampton, MA Probate
Court.

	Children of BENJAMIN JR. SMITH and MARY BEDORTHA58 
	20	i	MARY4 SMITH, born 25 Nov 1713 in Springfield, MA. She married on
22 Mar 1742 in Springfield, MA,59 WILLIAM WARD. 
+	21	ii	HANNAH4 SMITH, born 12 Feb 1715/16 in Springfield, Hampden
Co., MA. She married JOSIAH I WARD. 

	Children of BENJAMIN JR SMITH and SARAH SMITH were as follows:
	22	i	BENJAMIN4 SMITH, born 1721; christened 11 Mar 1721 in W. 
Springfield, MA; died 10 May 1767, ae 75 yrs in W. Springfield,
MA.60  He married on 19 Jun 1755 in Palmer,  MA61, ELEANOR
GLASSFORD. 
	23	ii	SARAH4 SMITH, born 26 Jul 1724 in W. Springfield, MA; died 15 Feb
1793, ae 69 yrs,  in W. Springfield, MA.62  She married on 15 May
1760 in W. Springfield, MA63, SAMUEL WARD. 
	24	iii	RUTH4 SMITH, born 1726; christened 29 May 1726 in W. Springfield,
MA; died 31 May 1809, ae 83, in W. Springfield, MA.64  She married
(1)  SAMUEL TAYLOR, died 17 Sep 1757 in W. Springfield, MA.65
She married (2) on 17 Apr 1760 in W. Springfield, MA66, JOHN
NELSON. 
	25	iv	PHINEAS4 SMITH, born 25 Sep 1729 in W. Springfield, MA. He
married on 18 Apr 1767 in W. Springfield, MA,67 HANNAH SMITH. 

                         Generation 4

21. HANNAH4 SMITH (BENJAMIN JR3, BENJAMIN sr2, WILLIAM1), born 12 Feb
1715/16 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; died 15 May 1789 in West Springfield,
Hampden Co., MA. She married on 8 Jun 1738 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA,
JOSIAH I WARD, born abt. 1712; died 12 Mar 1772 in West Springfield, Hampden Co.,
MA. SEE WARD FAMILY BY COMPILER
 

	Children of HANNAH SMITH and JOSIAH I WARD 
	26	i	JOSIAH II5 WARD, born 20 Oct 1738 in Springfield, Hampden Co.,
MA.   
	27	ii	STEPHEN5 WARD, born 7 Dec 1740 in Springfield, Hampden Co.,
MA; 
      28       iii.         ABIGAIL5 WARD, born 20 Nov 1743 in Springfield, Hampden Co.,
MA
       29       iv.        HANNAH5 WARD, born 16 Feb 1746 in Springfield, Hampden Co.,
MA
	30	v	EUNICE5 WARD, born 24 Jan 1749/50 in Springfield, Hampden Co.,
MA
	31	vi	LYDIA5 WARD, born 29 Apr 1752 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. 
	32	vii	SABRA5 WARD, born 9 Jan 1755 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA; 
	33	viii	ELEANOR5 WARD, born 1 Mar 1757 in Springfield, Hampden Co.,
MA. 





END NOTES
1.  Frank Farnsworth Starr, Goodman-Morgan Ancestral LInes {Hartford, s.n.1915}191-199
2.  Ibid
3.  Ibid - gives Vol. 1 BMD Middletown CT Land Records as source of children’s births
4.  Farmington, CT Church Record Vol. 1:52
5.  PR Hampshire Co. MA File 133-31
6.  Matthew Grant Record 1639-1703 {Hartford, Conn.Historical Society, 1930}82
7.  Thomas B. Warren, Springfield Families {NEHG transcript 1934/35}hereinafter Springfield Families,  617
8.  Ibid
9.  Ibid
10. Hampden Co. Deeds C-354
11. Esther M. Swift, The History of West Springfield Massachusetts {1969 West Springfield} 124
12. Rev. John Hoyt Lockwood, Westfield and its historic influences 1667-1919 - The Life of an early town, {by author 1922}Vol. 1:296
 13. Henry M. Burt, Centennial Celebration of West Springfield   {1899} Vol. 2:296,357).
14.  Hampden LR  Bk. Y:38
15.  Ibid,Y:40
16.  Henry M.Burt, The First Century of the History of Springfield The Official Records from 1636 to 1736 With An Historical Review and Biographical Mention of the Founders {1899 Springfield} Vol. 2:391.
17.  Ibid 2:438
18.  Ibid 2:423
19.  Ibid 2:471, 474,479
20.  Hampshire MA Probate File #133-31). NOTE:  As of 1982 original will  in file difficult to read and falling apart
21.  Hampden Co. MA  LR Bk M:319
22.  Ibid & Springfield Families, 617 Note: Thomas B. Warren says born Westfield, MA but may have been born in Farmington, CT 
23.  Springfield Families
24.  Ibid
25.  Ibid
26   Ibid
27.  Ibid, 676
28.  Ibid, 618
29.  Ibid
30.  Ibid
31.  West Springfield printed VR, 2:262
32.  Springfield Families
33.  West Springfield printed VR, 2:262
34.  Springfield Families, 484
35.  Ibid
36.  West Springfield printed VR, 267
37.  Ibid  285
38.  Springfield Families, 618
39.  West Springfield printed VR, 286
40.  Ibid, 285
41.  Springfield Families, 218
42.  Ibid
43.  Ibid
44.  West Springfield printed VR, 219
45.  Springfield Families, 617
46.  West Springfield MA printed VR, 216
47.  Ibid, 2:284
48.  Springfield Families,217
49.  Ibid
50.  Ibid
51.  Ibid
52.  Ibid
53.  West Springfield MA printed VR,  2:287
54.  Hampden Co. LR R:448
55.  Ibid  R:449
56.  Ibid  M:319
57.  See Note 16 Vol. 2:474, 476
58.  Springfield Families, 617/18
59.  Ibid
60.  West Springfield MA printed VR 2:284
61.  Palmer, MA printed VR 129
62.  West Springfield MA printed VR, 2:298
63.  Ibid,  2:168
64.  Ibid, 2:269
65.  Ibid, 2:294
66.  Ibid, 2:125
67.  Springfield (Intentions of  marriages) 619