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Dr. Nathaniel Smith

Male 1702 - 1789  (87 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Dr. Nathaniel Smith was born on 16 Feb 1702 in of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts (son of Ichabod Smith and Elizabeth Cook); died on 21 Jul 1789 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    First physician at Amherst, which he moved to as early as 1731.

    Nathaniel married Rebecca Ingram on 11 Nov 1726. Rebecca (daughter of John Ingram and Mehitable Dickinson) was born on 5 Nov 1704; died on 21 Jul 1789. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Dorothy Smith was born on 23 Feb 1729; died on 3 Jun 1756.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Ichabod Smith was born on 11 Apr 1675 (son of Philip Smith and Rebecca Foote); died on 6 Sep 1746.

    Ichabod married Elizabeth Cook on 19 Jul 1698. Elizabeth (daughter of Capt. Aaron Cook and Sarah Westwood) was born on 9 Jan 1677 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 10 Oct 1751 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Cook was born on 9 Jan 1677 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts (daughter of Capt. Aaron Cook and Sarah Westwood); died on 10 Oct 1751 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1678

    Children:
    1. 1. Dr. Nathaniel Smith was born on 16 Feb 1702 in of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 21 Jul 1789 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Philip Smith was born before 25 Nov 1632 (son of Samuel Smith and Elizabeth Smith); died on 10 Jan 1685 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 25 Nov 1632, St. Mary the Virgin, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    He was perhaps the first person in his adopted town of Hadley to be a lieutenant, a deacon, and a representative to the general assembly.

    According to Cotton Mather, he was "murdered with an hideous witchcraft," for which Mary (Reeve) Webster, wife of William Webster (a son of Governor John Webster, also an ancestor of DDB) was accused and aquitted.

    From Magnalia Christi Americana by Cotton Mather:

    Mr. Philip Smith, aged about 50 years, a son of eminently virtuous parents, a deacon of a church in Hadley, a member of the General Court, a justice in the County Court, a selectman for the affairs of the town, a Lieutenant of the troop, and which crowns all, a man for devotion, sanctity, gravity, and all that was honest, exceeding exemplary. Such a man was in the winter of the year 1684, murdered with an hideous witchcraft, that filled all those parts of New England, with astonishment. He was, by his office concerned about relieving the indigences of a wretched woman in the town; who being dissatisfied at some of his just cares about her, expressed herself unto him in such a manner, that he declared himself thenceforth apprehensive of receiving mischief at her hands. Early in January, he began to be very valetudinarious. He shewed such weanedness from the weariness of the world, etc....While he remained yet of a sound mind, he solemnly charged his brother to look well after him. Be sure (said he) to have a care for me....There shall be a wonder in Hadley....In his distress he exclaimed much upon the young woman aforesaid, and others, as being seen by him in the room. Some of the young men in the town being out of their wits at the strange calamities thus upon one of their most beloved neighbors, went three or four times to give disturbance unto the woman thus complained of; and all the while they were disturbing her, he was at ease, and slept as a weary man; yea, these were the only times they perceived him to take any sleep in all his illness. Gally pots of medicine provided for the sick man were unaccountably emptied: audible scratchings were made about the bed, when his hands and feet lay wholly still, and were held by others. They beheld fire sometimes on the bed; and when the beholders began to discourse of it, it vanished away. Divers people actually felt something often stir in the bed, at a considerable distance from the man; it seemed as big as a cat, but they could never grasp it. Several trying to lean on the bed's head, tho' the sick man lay wholly still, the bed would shake so as to knock their heads uncomfortably. Mr. Smith died; the jury that viewed his corpse found a swelling on one breast, his back full of bruises, and several holes that seemed made with awls. After the opinion of all had pronounced him dead, his countenance continued as lively as if he had been alive; his eyes closed as in a slumber, and his nether jaw not falling down. Thus he remained from Saturday morning about sunrise, till Sabbathday in the aftenoon. When those who took him out of the bed, found him still warm, tho' the season was as cold as had almost been known in any age; and a New England winter does not want for cold. But on Monday morning they found the face extremely tumified and discolored. It was black and blue, and fresh blood seemed running down his cheek upon the hairs. Divers noises were also heard in the room where the corpse lay; as the clattering of chairs and stools, whereof no account could be given. This was the end of so good a man.

    From History of Hadley (citation details below):

    Mary Webster, the woman who disturbed Philip Smith, was sent to Boston, tried for witchcraft, and acquitted. The young men of Hadley tried an experiment upon her. They dragged her out of the house, hung her up until she was near dead, let her down, rolled her some time in the snow, and at last buried her in it, and there left her. But she survived, and died in 1696. No inhabitant of Hampshire County was ever executed for witchcraft.

    Philip married Rebecca Foote before 1659. Rebecca (daughter of Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth) was born about 1634; died on 6 Apr 1701. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Rebecca Foote was born about 1634 (daughter of Nathaniel Foote and Elizabeth); died on 6 Apr 1701.
    Children:
    1. Nathaniel Smith was born in in of Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died in 1740.
    2. 2. Ichabod Smith was born on 11 Apr 1675; died on 6 Sep 1746.

  3. 6.  Capt. Aaron Cook was born before 21 Feb 1640 (son of Aaron Cooke and (Unknown first wife of Aaron Cooke)); died on 16 Sep 1716 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 21 Feb 1640, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
    • Baptised: 21 Feb 1641, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut

    Aaron married Sarah Westwood on 30 May 1661 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of William Westwood and Bridget) was born about 1641; died on 24 Mar 1730 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Sarah Westwood was born about 1641 (daughter of William Westwood and Bridget); died on 24 Mar 1730 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Cook was born on 9 Jan 1677 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 10 Oct 1751 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Samuel Smith was born before 6 Sep 1601 (son of John Smith and Mary Gardiner); died between 28 Sep 1680 and 17 Jan 1681 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 6 Sep 1601, Burstall, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    Arrived 1634 on the Elizabeth with his wife and his children Samuel, Elizabeth, Mary, and Philip. First at Watertown, then Wethersfield in 1635 and Hadley in 1661. He was a fellmonger, a glover, and an innkeeper.

    Samuel married Elizabeth Smith on 6 Oct 1624 in St. Margaret's, Whatfield, Suffolk, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Philip Smith and Ann Grymwade) was born before 22 Jul 1599. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Smith was born before 22 Jul 1599 (daughter of Philip Smith and Ann Grymwade).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 22 Jul 1599, Erwarton, Suffolk, England

    Children:
    1. Mary Smith was born before 9 Oct 1628; died on 16 Dec 1668 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.
    2. 4. Philip Smith was born before 25 Nov 1632; died on 10 Jan 1685 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
    3. John Smith was born about 1638 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut; died on 30 May 1676 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Nathaniel Foote was born about 1592 (son of Robert Foote and Joan Brooke); died in 1644 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

    Nathaniel married Elizabeth about 1616. Elizabeth died on 28 Jul 1683. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth died on 28 Jul 1683.

    Notes:

    Her birth surname may have been Deming.

    Children:
    1. Frances Foote was born about 1629.
    2. 5. Rebecca Foote was born about 1634; died on 6 Apr 1701.

  5. 12.  Aaron Cooke was born before 20 Mar 1614 (son of Aaron Cooke and Elizabeth Chard); died on 5 Sep 1690 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 20 Mar 1614, Bridport, Dorset, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated in 1630 on the Mary & John. First at Dorchester, thne Windsor 1637, Northampton 1661, Westfield 1668, and back to Northampton in 1678.

    Commanded the Westfield garrison in King Philip's War.

    Aaron married (Unknown first wife of Aaron Cooke) before 1638. (Unknown died before 1650. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  (Unknown first wife of Aaron Cooke) died before 1650.
    Children:
    1. 6. Capt. Aaron Cook was born before 21 Feb 1640; died on 16 Sep 1716 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  William Westwood was born about 1606; died on 8 Apr 1669 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 9 Apr 1669, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Emigrated in 1634 on the Francis; first at Cambridge, then Hartford by 1635. He was among the so-called "Adventurers Party" of twenty-five men who set out to explore the area that would become Hartford, led by Founder John Steele in October 1635, prior to the departure from Cambridge of the Rev. Hooker's party in May 1636, and was one of sixteen founders living in Hartford in 1635 prior to the arrival of Hooker's party. His name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford.

    From Timothy Lester Jacobs at the Founders of Hartford site:

    On 3 September 1635 he was sworn "constable the plantations at Conecticott till some other be chosen", was Commissioner for Massachusetts Bay to govern new settlements on the Connecticut 3 March 1635/6 and was Connecticut magistrate in 1636. He was deputy for Hartford to the Connecticut General Court from 1642 to 1656, was on the Connecticut petit jury in 1645, 1649, 1654, 1658, and was on the Grand Jury in 1650. He was Hartford selectman in 1639, 1647, 1653, and was assessor in 1657 and 1658.

    He was among those of Hartford who removed to Hadley, Massachusetts in 1661, in which year he was made Commissioner to end small causes on 12 July 1661, and was Hampshire magistrate in 1663.

    William married Bridget before 1634. Bridget died on 12 May 1676 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Bridget died on 12 May 1676 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    She may have been the Bridget Kerrington who, on 3 Mar 1630, married a William Westwood at Glemsford, Suffolk.

    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah Westwood was born about 1641; died on 24 Mar 1730 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Hadley Cemetery, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.