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James Smith

Male 1762 - 1842  (79 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  James Smith was born 6 Oct 1762, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia (son of Archelaus Smith and Elizabeth Nickerson); died 28 May 1842, Nova Scotia.

    James married Sarah Wilson Dec 1784, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Sarah (daughter of Henry Wilson and Sarah Chase) was born 1760, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 1800. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. James Smith was born 1787; died 15 Jul 1870, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    2. Reuben Smith was born 15 Dec 1792; died 14 Sep 1869, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    James married Tabitha Kendrick Jul 1803, Barrington Township, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. Tabitha (daughter of Warren Anson Kendrick and Azuba Sears) was born 29 Jul 1766, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Smith was born 27 Jun 1809; died 10 Apr 1887.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Archelaus Smith was born 23 Apr 1734, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Stephen Smith and Bathsheba Brown); died 3 Apr 1821, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 23 Apr 1734, Congregational Church, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 3 Apr 1821, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

    Notes:

    From Wikipedia:

    Archelaus Smith was a tanner, shoemaker and early settler of Barrington, Nova Scotia. [...] In the spring of 1760 Smith began planning to move his family from their home in Chatham to a new home in Barrington, Nova Scotia. He was to be one of the earliest settlers in the area, along with Solomon Smith, Jonathan Smith, and Thomas Crowell. He spent the summer of 1760 fishing, and during that time, determined native hostility in the Barrington area was too threatening, and so he changed his mind about moving. However, his wife Elizabeth was unaware of his change of heart, and took it upon herself to travel to Barrington with her family before her husband returned to Chatham. It is possible that they crossed paths, but certainly he was delayed in returning to Barrington. When he finally got there, he found his family being cared for by friendly natives, the same people he had feared.

    Smith was one of the original proprietors in the area, settling at Barrington Head in the fall of 1760. In fact, the first three houses at Centreville were called "the Housen", and belonged to Archelaus Smith, Simeon Gardner, and Jonathan Covell. "Housen" was Anglo-Saxon for houses. Smith's home was nearly opposite the old meeting house. In 1773 he moved to Cape Sable Island, where he and his family occupied almost all the land from Northeast Point to West Head (a distance of five miles). He also held a tract of land at Lower Clark's Harbour, Cape Sable Island (known then as Stumpy Cove), a large part of Hawk Point, and a great meadow in the centre of the island. He took over land that had been forfeited and abandoned by Joseph Worth, and built a home near the shore, a little north of where the Centreville Baptist Church would later stand. Around 1776 he moved to a house near the shore on Cape Sable Island, near the spot where just before 1981 Job Kenney would build the house that stands today. It is a short distance from the Centreville Baptist Church.

    Smith had a fair education, and was highly respected by other settlers. He was known as a "good, quiet, easy, patient man", and was chosen over several years to be clerk of the proprietors, as well as a community magistrate and a surveyor. By trade he was a tanner and a shoemaker, using lime made from mussel shells to cure leather. He was very religious, belonging to the Presbyterian church, and no food was cooked in his house on Sundays. Before a minister came to the island he conducted prayers for the community, and when necessary, buried the dead.

    Smith died 3 April 1821 in Centreville, Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. He is probably buried in the Centreville Cemetery, but his grave is unmarked, so in 1998 a stone in honour of Smith and his wife was erected there. In addition, a museum on Cape Sable Island has been established in his memory, containing historical artifacts, photos, and genealogical data of area families (largely compiled by Margaret Messenger).

    Archelaus married Elizabeth Nickerson 16 Jul 1752, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell) was born 15 May 1735, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 24 Apr 1824, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Nickerson was born 15 May 1735, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell); died 24 Apr 1824, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 2 Apr 1828, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

    Notes:

    Officiated by the Rev. Stephen Emery.

    Children:
    1. Susanna Smith was born 1753, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 24 Apr 1827.
    2. Eunice Smith was born 12 Mar 1760, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. 1. James Smith was born 6 Oct 1762, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died 28 May 1842, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Deacon Stephen Smith was born Abt 1706, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of John Smith and Bethia Snow); died 13 Jan 1766, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Smith Burying Ground, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1706, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 1766, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia

    Notes:

    Died of smallpox during the epidemic of 1766.

    Deacon married Bathsheba Brown 9 Apr 1729, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Bathsheba (daughter of George Brown and Elizabeth) was born Abt 1710, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 16 Jan 1766, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Smith Burying Ground, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Bathsheba Brown was born Abt 1710, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of George Brown and Elizabeth); died 16 Jan 1766, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Smith Burying Ground, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1709, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: 9 Apr 1709, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
    • Alternate death: 1766, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Also called Bershebe Brown, Barbary Brown. Died of smallpox three days after her husband.

    Children:
    1. 2. Archelaus Smith was born 23 Apr 1734, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 3 Apr 1821, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  3. 6.  William Nickerson was born 15 May 1701, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Ensign William Nickerson and Deliverance); died Feb 1763.

    William married Sarah Covell Abt 1723, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Joseph Covell and Hannah Bassett) died Bef 22 Nov 1790. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Sarah Covell (daughter of Joseph Covell and Hannah Bassett); died Bef 22 Nov 1790.
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Nickerson was born 15 May 1735, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 24 Apr 1824, Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Smith was born 26 May 1673, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Samuel Smith and Mary Hopkins); died Bef 25 Feb 1717, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    John married Bethia Snow 14 May 1694, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Bethia (daughter of Stephen Snow and Susanna Deane) was born 1 Jul 1672, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Aft 31 Jul 1734, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Bethia Snow was born 1 Jul 1672, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Stephen Snow and Susanna Deane); died Aft 31 Jul 1734, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 4. Deacon Stephen Smith was born Abt 1706, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 13 Jan 1766, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Smith Burying Ground, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  George Brown was born , of Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of George Brown and Mehitable Knowles).

    George married Elizabeth. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth

    Notes:

    Libby (citation details below) calls her "Elizabeth Mulford," which has been copied by many later compilers. But the only Mulford couples she could have been a daughter of -- Thomas and Mary (Bassett) Mulford, and Thomas and Elizabeth (Barnes) Mulford -- both had daughters named Elizabeth who were married to other men while this Elizabeth was married to George Brown.

    Children:
    1. 5. Bathsheba Brown was born Abt 1710, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 16 Jan 1766, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Smith Burying Ground, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Ensign William Nickerson was born Between 1668 and 1675, Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of William Nickerson and Mercy Williams); died Between 19 Oct 1742 and 15 Nov 1742.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1668, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Ensign married Deliverance Abt 1700. Deliverance died Abt 1716. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Deliverance died Abt 1716.

    Notes:

    Possibly Deliverance Lombard (also called Lumbert), daughter of Caleb Lombard/Lumbert.

    Children:
    1. 6. William Nickerson was born 15 May 1701, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died Feb 1763.
    2. Caleb Nickerson was born 1713, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 18 Dec 1748, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried , Queen Anne Cemetery, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Joseph Covell was born Abt 1675, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Nathaniel Covell and Sarah Nickerson); died Aft 1732, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1675, Monomoit, Barnstable, Massachusetts

    Joseph married Hannah Bassett 1 Mar 1704. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Hannah Bassett (daughter of Nathaniel Bassett and Dorcas Joyce).
    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah Covell died Bef 22 Nov 1790.