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SMITH, Captain Samuel T. Jr.

SMITH, Captain Samuel T. Jr.[1]

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  • Name SMITH, Samuel T. 
    Prefix Captain 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 26 Jan 1714  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Apr 1724  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1785  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Nov 1785  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 27 Jun 1879  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    _TAG Reviewed on FS 
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    Person ID I19158  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father SMITH, Samuel Sr. ,   b. 26 Jan 1666, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1748, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother CURTIS, Rebecca ,   b. 20 Jan 1687, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1753, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1707  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married 25 Jan 1707 ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 11 Aug 1897
    Family ID F3196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 GOULD, Priscilla ,   b. 4 Aug 1707, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1744, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 27 May 1734  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 31 Oct 1959
    Children 
     1. SMITH, Priscilla ,   b. 26 Dec 1735, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1792, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. SMITH, Samuel III ,   b. 28 Oct 1737, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1785, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     3. SMITH, Vashti ,   b. 5 Oct 1739, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1763, Rutland, Rutland, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     4. SMITH, Susannah ,   b. 24 Jan 1741, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1766, Waltham, Addison, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +5. SMITH, Asael ,   b. 7 Mar 1744, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1830, Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F7771  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 GOULD, Priscilla ,   b. 6 Apr 1714, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1799, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1745  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F4187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1714 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - Apr 1724 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 May 1734 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Oct 1745 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Nov 1785 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Nov 1785 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWAC - 27 Jun 1879 - SGEOR Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    SamuelSmith Headstone.jpg
    SamuelSmith Headstone.jpg
    AMBROSE SHURTZ
    Smith Family Home in Topsfield, Vermont
    Five generations of the Smith family lived in Topsfield, Vermont including Robert Smith, Samuel Smith Sr., Samuel Smith Jr., Asael Smith, and Joseph Smith Sr.

    Documents
    Smith/French, Smith/Curtis, Smith/Gould histories, 1 p.
    Smith/French, Smith/Curtis, Smith/Gould histories, 1 p.

    Headstones
    Samuel Smith Headstone
    Samuel Smith Headstone
    Grandfather to Joseph Smith Sr.

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Capt. Samuel T. Smith was the ring-leader of the Boston Tea Party Revolutionary War Positions held - Committee of Safety, 1775-1785 Representative to the General Court, 1764-1770, 1772, 1777, 1778, 1781 Provincial Congress, Oct. 1774 at Concord Second Provincial Congress, Feb. 1775, Cambridge, His service extended through Lexington and Bunker Hill Battles. Chairman of Tea Committee, 1773-1774 Topsfield Committee for Correspondence, 1773 Served under General Washington; died insolvent due to worthless Continental dollar, 1785. Good acquaintances of Samuel Smith - Paul Revere, Sam Adams, John Adams. Picture - House of Samuel and Asael Smith, Topsfield, MA. Picture - Batle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill. (William Duty, Major McCley, Major Knowlton)

      Samuel Smith lived in Topsfield, MA, and served in the French and Indian War (1757), later he was elected as a Select Man (City Council) records of meetings are in the Topsfield Library. During the Revolutionary War the Selectmen were required to conscript men for the War and to collect taxes for the war effort. The Selectmen levied fines against those who would not comply. Samuel married twice and had children by the first Priscilla Gould who died in 1744 a few months after giving birth of son Asael, Samuel then married his wife's cousin who was also named Priscilla Gould. In the Topsfield cemetery close to road is an skinny obelisk monument erected by the George A Smith (gGrandson) Family with Samuel listed on front and first wife of one sides and the 2nd Priscilla on the other side. Having two wives by the same name has confused numerous family historians. During Samuel's tenure as Selectman he was party to appointing where members of the church congregation would sit in church. He had military rank as Lt. and Capt.

      Samual Smith II served 20 years in the Massachusetts colonial militia, 27 years in town leadership positions and was the chairman of the "Boston Tea Party" at the time America got its independence.

      Samuel Smith, Jr. was the first son of Samuel and Rebecca born in 1714. He was a distinguished community leader and a promoter of the American War of Independence. He was elected to the First Provincial Congress in Massachusetts in 1774. He was remembered as a sincere friend to the liberties of his country and a strong advocate of Christian beliefs. Samuel married Priscilla Gould, who descended from one of Topsfield’s founders. Priscilla died after having 5 children, and Samuel married her cousin, also named Priscilla. His second wife didn’t have any children but she raised the children from his first wife.

      Samuel Smith (b. Jan. 26, 1714; d. Nov. 14, 1785), the grandfather of Joseph Smith Sr., was remembered as a man of integrity. His obituary read: "DIED-At Topsfield [Mass.] on Monday the 14th instant, Samuel Smith, Esq., aged 72. So amiable and worthy a character as he evidently appeared, both in publick and private, will render the memory of him ever precious. For a number of years he represented the town in the General Court, where he was esteemed a man of integrity and uprightness. His usefulness among those with whom he was more immediately conversant, was eminent. He was a sincere friend to the liberties of his country, and a strenuous advocate for the doctrines of Christianity. 'The memory of the just is blessed.'(Salem, Mass., Gazette, Nov. 22, 1785, Cited in Richard L. Anderson, Joseph Smith's New England Heritage. Salt Lake City, Utah.; Deseret Book Co., 1971, pp. 90-91.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S392] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 22, 2004).

    2. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 458210, downloaded 16 Sep 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 1395859 for batch F848442, sheet 017, downloaded 16 Sep 2009 (Reliability: 3).