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Ichabod Smith

Male 1675 - 1746  (71 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  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]

    Children:
    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: 2

  1. 2.  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. 3.  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. 1. Ichabod Smith was born on 11 Apr 1675; died on 6 Sep 1746.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  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. 2. 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. 6.  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. 7.  Elizabeth died on 28 Jul 1683.

    Notes:

    Her birth surname may have been Deming.

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


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Smith was born about 1572; died before 26 Jun 1618; was buried on 26 Jun 1618 in Burstall, Suffolk, England.

    John married Mary Gardiner on 15 Nov 1597 in Burstall, Suffolk, England. Mary (daughter of Philip Gardiner and Elizabeth Dale) was born about 1575; died before 10 Apr 1626; was buried on 10 Apr 1626 in Elmstall, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Mary Gardiner was born about 1575 (daughter of Philip Gardiner and Elizabeth Dale); died before 10 Apr 1626; was buried on 10 Apr 1626 in Elmstall, Suffolk, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Samuel Smith was born before 6 Sep 1601; died between 28 Sep 1680 and 17 Jan 1681 in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Philip Smith was born before 1 Apr 1565 (son of Philip Smith and Joan); died before 27 Mar 1631; was buried on 27 Mar 1631 in Whatfield, Suffolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1 Apr 1565, Erwarton, Suffolk, England

    Philip married Ann Grymwade on 1 Jun 1590 in Erwarton, Suffolk, England. Ann (daughter of Edmond Grymwade and Rose Lumpkin) was born before 30 Nov 1570; died before 26 Mar 1639 in Whatfield, Suffolk, England; was buried on 26 Mar 1639 in Whatfield, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Ann Grymwade was born before 30 Nov 1570 (daughter of Edmond Grymwade and Rose Lumpkin); died before 26 Mar 1639 in Whatfield, Suffolk, England; was buried on 26 Mar 1639 in Whatfield, Suffolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 30 Nov 1570, Rattlesden, Suffolk, England

    Children:
    1. 5. Elizabeth Smith was born before 22 Jul 1599.

  5. 12.  Robert Foote (son of John Foote and Ellen Warren); died between 27 Jan 1609 and 15 Feb 1609 in Shalford, Essex, England; was buried on 16 Feb 1609 in Shalford, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1609

    Notes:

    Citizen and fishmonger of St. Mary Boettals in Thames Street, London. Later of Wethersfield, Essex; still later of Shalford, Essex.

    Robert married Joan Brooke on 18 Jun 1576 in St. Leonard's nigh Eastcheap, London, England. Joan (daughter of John Brooke and Elizabeth Whatman) was born before 11 May 1555. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Joan Brooke was born before 11 May 1555 (daughter of John Brooke and Elizabeth Whatman).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 11 May 1555, St. Leonard's nigh Eastcheap, London, England

    Children:
    1. Mary Foote
    2. Robert Foote was born about 1580; died in 1646 in London; was buried on 17 Aug 1646.
    3. 6. Nathaniel Foote was born about 1592; died in 1644 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.