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Asenath Smith

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Asenath Smith (daughter of James Smith and Tabitha Nickerson).

    Family/Spouse: Zephaniah H. Newell. Zephaniah (son of Hezechiah Newell and Martha Nickerson) was born on 3 Oct 1827 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 23 Nov 1911 in Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Martha A. Newell

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Smith was born in 1787 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia (son of James Smith and Sarah Wilson); died on 15 Jul 1870 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    James married Tabitha Nickerson. Tabitha (daughter of Joshua Nickerson and Tabitha Kendrick) was born on 9 Sep 1790 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 18 Jan 1844. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Tabitha Nickerson was born on 9 Sep 1790 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia (daughter of Joshua Nickerson and Tabitha Kendrick); died on 18 Jan 1844.
    Children:
    1. 1. Asenath Smith


Generation: 3

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

    James married Sarah Wilson in Dec 1784 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Sarah (daughter of Henry Wilson and Sarah Chase) died in 1800. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Sarah Wilson (daughter of Henry Wilson and Sarah Chase); died in 1800.
    Children:
    1. 2. James Smith was born in 1787 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 15 Jul 1870 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    2. Reuben Smith was born on 15 Dec 1792; died on 14 Sep 1869 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  3. 6.  Joshua Nickerson was born in 1763 in Shag Harbor, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia (son of Joshua Nickerson and Esther Ryder); died in 1800 in Oak Park, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Joshua married Tabitha Kendrick on 26 Jun 1785 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Tabitha (daughter of Warren Anson Kendrick and Azuba Sears) was born on 29 Jul 1766 in Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Tabitha Kendrick was born on 29 Jul 1766 in Nova Scotia (daughter of Warren Anson Kendrick and Azuba Sears).
    Children:
    1. 3. Tabitha Nickerson was born on 9 Sep 1790 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 18 Jan 1844.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Archelaus Smith was born on 23 Apr 1734 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Deacon Stephen Smith and Bathsheba Brown); died on 3 Apr 1821 in 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 on 16 Jul 1752 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell) was born on 15 May 1735 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 24 Apr 1824 in Cape Sable Island, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Nickerson was born on 15 May 1735 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of William Nickerson and Sarah Covell); died on 24 Apr 1824 in 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 in 1753 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 24 Apr 1827.
    2. Eunice Smith was born on 12 Mar 1760 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. 4. James Smith was born on 6 Oct 1762 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died on 28 May 1842 in Nova Scotia.

  3. 10.  Henry Wilson

    Notes:

    In 1761 he was one of the original proprietors of Barrington, Nova Scotia.

    Henry married Sarah Chase on 4 Jan 1759 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Sarah (daughter of Obadiah Chase and Mary Smith) was born on 26 Sep 1737 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Sarah Chase was born on 26 Sep 1737 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Obadiah Chase and Mary Smith).

    Notes:

    Intention posted at Chatham 11 Jul 1758.

    Children:
    1. 5. Sarah Wilson died in 1800.

  5. 12.  Joshua Nickerson was born on 27 May 1733 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Caleb Nickerson and Mary Godfrey); died on 16 Apr 1821 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Joshua married Esther Ryder on 15 Dec 1754 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Esther (daughter of John Ryder and Mehitable Crowell) was born on 4 Mar 1735 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 9 Feb 1819 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Esther Ryder was born on 4 Mar 1735 in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of John Ryder and Mehitable Crowell); died on 9 Feb 1819 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    Children:
    1. 6. Joshua Nickerson was born in 1763 in Shag Harbor, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia; died in 1800 in Oak Park, Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

  7. 14.  Warren Anson Kendrick was born in Sep 1743 in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts (son of Jonathan Kendrick and Tabitha Eldredge); died in 1815 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

    Notes:

    Lydia B. Brownson (citation details below) states that he drowned.

    From A History of Barrington Township and Vicinity (citation details below):

    He was a soldier at the taking of Louisburg, and unhurt, though in the thick of the fight. His family had slaves when living at Cape Cod. He moved from the Sherose Island lot to Shag Harbor and occupied part of Kendricks Island. His wife, Azubah Sears, was a sister of Mrs. Theodore Harding and of Josiah Sears another early settler at Shag Harbor. The name in the Return of 1769 is spelled Kenwick. Prof. Doane says, "Many of the names in this census are spelled carelessly or ignorantly." Documents bearing the signature of Solomon Sr., have Kenwrick. Anson Kendrick in a deed of 1770 signs Kincoruk. [...]

    Anson Kendrick lost his life in a shocking accident. His daughter Abigail (Mrs. Bradford) with her husband and two children were going to one of the Shag Harbor Islands to get birds' eggs. The boat was capsized on a bar and all were drowned but Mrs. Bradford, who succeeded in righting the boat and bringing her to the shore. When arrived home they asked her where the others were. She said, "They are in eternity." This was about 1815. A year or two before this, when the men of the place were all absent on militia duty, a privateer came into Shag Harbor. Anticipating a raid at night Abigail Bradford gathered the women of the place for defence, and when a boat was about to land, those on board heard her in a gruff voice giving directions to fire upon them, and immediately put off again to their vessel. In 1819 Mrs. Bradford married Thomas West of Liverpool, N.S., whom she reformed to sobriety by her self sacrifice, fortitude and energy.

    Warren married Azuba Sears on 29 Oct 1765. Azuba (daughter of Josiah Sears and Azuba Knowles) was born on 5 Nov 1747 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died in 1839 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Azuba Sears was born on 5 Nov 1747 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts (daughter of Josiah Sears and Azuba Knowles); died in 1839 in Barrington, Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
    Children:
    1. 7. Tabitha Kendrick was born on 29 Jul 1766 in Nova Scotia.