|Early Settlers at Hampton, New Hampshire. Robert Smith is found between|
Rev. Stephen Bachiler and James Wedgewood -
just below the south east corner of the Meeting House Green
Robert Smith, my 10th great grandfather, a tailor, lived first in Exeter, New Hampshire where he signed the Exeter Combination Agreement in 1639. He served as a juror and magistrate in Exeter before removing to Hampton. At Hampton he was elected a Selectman in 1654 and a constable in 1671. He had six children with his wife, Susannah, who was killed by lightening in 1680 “slaine by ye thunder”. In 1673 he deposed that his age was about 61, and in 1695 he deposed that his age was about 83. In 1671, after his wife’s death, he was listed as a member in full communion of the church pastored by Reverend Seaborn Cotton. Robert Smith died in Hampton in 1706, testate.
I descend from his only daughter, Meribah, was born about 1635 and married Deacon Francis Page of Hampton on 2 December 1669. Of the five sons, four married and lived nearby. One son, Israel, died in Boston and administration of his estate was given to his father, Robert Smith, on 20 May 1676. He divided the estate equally among the five sons, including Francis Page as one of his sons. His son, Joseph Smith, married Dorothy, a daughter of Rev. Seaborn Cotton, about 1694.
Robert and Susannah Smith are both buried at the Old Burying Ground, also known as “Pine Grove Cemetery”.
Some SMITH resources:
“The Two Families of Sarah (Libbey) (Smith) Dolbear of Hampton and Rye, New Hampshire” by Steven Edwrd Sullivan, The American Genealogist, 1998, Volume 73, pages 258 – 271.
The Ancestry of the Children of Robert Croll Stevens and Jane Eleanor (Knauss) Stevens, by Robert Croll Stevens, 1982, Volume 1, page 37. [available to read online at FamilySearch.org https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1898640 ]
“Preliminary Account of the Descendants of Robert Smith (1611 – 1709) of Exeter & Hampton, N.H., through the Fifth Generation” by Danny D. Smith, 1980 [typescript at the Maine State Library, Augusta].
A memorial biography to Robert Smith at Find a Grave can be seen at this link (along with a link to the memorial for Susannah): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=16885925
My SMITH genealogy:
Generation 1: Robert Smith, born about 1611 in England, died 30 August 1706 in Hampton, New Hampshire; married to Susannah Unknown. Six children. I descend from his only daughter.
Generation 2: Meribah Smith, born aobut 1635; married Francis Page, son of Robert Page and Lucy Warde.
Generation 3: Francis Page m. Hannah Nudd
Generation 4: Sarah Page m. Josiah Batchelder
Generation 5: David Batchelder m. Elizabeth Swett
Generation 6: Elisha Batchelder m. Sarah Lane
Generation 8: Jonathan Batchelder m. Nancy Thompson
Generation 9: George E. Batchelder m. Abigail M. Locke
Generation 10: George E. Batchelder m. Mary Katharine Emerson
Generation 11: Carrie Maude Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen
Generation 12: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)
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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Surname Saturday ~ Smith of Exeter and Hampton, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 9, 2016, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/01/surname-saturday-smith-of-exeter-and.html: accessed [access date]).