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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; 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. 2. Dorothy Smith  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 23 Feb 1729; died on 3 Jun 1756.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Dorothy Smith Descendancy chart to this point (1.Nathaniel1) was born on 23 Feb 1729; died on 3 Jun 1756.

    Dorothy married Ebenezer Mattoon in 1747. Ebenezer (son of Deacon Eleazar Mattoon) was born on 21 Dec 1720 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 19 Aug 1755 in North Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 11 Sep 1843 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Maj. Gen. Ebenezer Mattoon Descendancy chart to this point (2.Dorothy2, 1.Nathaniel1) was born on 19 Aug 1755 in North Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 11 Sep 1843 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; was buried in West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts
    • Baptised: 24 Aug 1755

    Notes:

    "MATTOON, Ebenezer, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in North Amherst, Hampshire County, Mass., on August 19, 1755; attended the common schools and received private instruction; was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1776; served in the Revolutionary Army and attained the rank of major; taught school and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives in 1781 and 1794; justice of the peace 1782-1796; served in the State senate in 1795 and 1796; served from the rank of captain to that of major general of the Fourth Division, State militia; appointed sheriff of Hampshire County in 1796 and served twenty years; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Lyman; reelected to the Seventh Congress and served from February 2, 1801, to March 3, 1803; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1812; major general of Massachusetts Militia 1799-1816; adjutant general of the State militia 1816-1818; became totally blind in 1818 and retired from active public life; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1820; died in Amherst, Mass., September 11, 1843; interment in West Cemetery." [Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress]

    Ebenezer married Mary Dickinson on 7 Jul 1779. Mary (daughter of Lt. Noah Dickinson and Mary Dickinson) was born on 10 Mar 1758 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 30 Jul 1835 in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Mary Dickinson Mattoon  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 4 Apr 1780; died on 25 Feb 1842.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Mary Dickinson Mattoon Descendancy chart to this point (3.Ebenezer3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.Nathaniel1) was born on 4 Apr 1780; died on 25 Feb 1842.

    Mary married Daniel Dwight on 24 Dec 1809. Daniel (son of Capt. Justus Dwight and Sarah Lamb) was born on 7 Sep 1775; died on 5 Nov 1851 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Martha Lyman Dwight  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 25 Dec 1824.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Martha Lyman Dwight Descendancy chart to this point (4.Mary4, 3.Ebenezer3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.Nathaniel1) was born on 25 Dec 1824.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts

    Martha married Elizur Wolcott on 15 Jul 1846. Elizur (son of Elihu Wolcott and Rachel McClintock McClure) was born on 7 Aug 1817; died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Mary Mattoon Wolcott  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Mary Mattoon Wolcott Descendancy chart to this point (5.Martha5, 4.Mary4, 3.Ebenezer3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.Nathaniel1) was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Called in many sources May Matoon Wolcott. According to a letter from John Dyer-Bennet to his sister Miriam, 3 Dec 1975, her given name was actually Mary. She attended Wellesley as a member of the class of 1885, but did not graduate.

    Her ashes were interred with those of her father.

    Mary married Edward Bull Clapp on 22 Dec 1886 in Morgan, Illinois. Edward (son of Rev. Charles Wells Clapp and Jane Pray Bassett) was born on 14 Apr 1856 in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 6 Feb 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Miriam Wolcott Clapp  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Miriam Wolcott ClappMiriam Wolcott Clapp Descendancy chart to this point (6.Mary6, 5.Martha5, 4.Mary4, 3.Ebenezer3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.Nathaniel1) was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Oct 1890, Illinois

    Miriam married Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet on 17 Feb 1912 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, and was divorced in 1955. Richard (son of Frederick Stewart Hotham Dyer and Adelaide Annie Taylor) was born on 6 Oct 1886 in The Lyons, Enville, Staffordshire, England; died in 1983. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Richard Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
    2. 9. John Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 17 Apr 1915 in England; died on 19 Mar 2002.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Richard Dyer-Bennet Descendancy chart to this point (7.Miriam7, 6.Mary6, 5.Martha5, 4.Mary4, 3.Ebenezer3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.Nathaniel1) was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    From Britannica.com (accessed 11 Sep 2020):

    Richard Dyer-Bennet, (born October 6, 1913, Leicester, Leicestershire, England—died December 14, 1991, Monterey, Massachusetts, U.S.), British-born American tenor and guitarist who helped to revive the popularity of folk music through his concert performances, recordings, compositions, and teaching.

    Though born in England, Dyer-Bennet grew up in Canada and California and attended the University of California at Berkeley (1932–35), where he studied English and music. (He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1935.) After visiting Swedish folklorist Sven Scholander in 1935, Dyer-Bennet adopted Scholander's trinity of song interpretation—poetry, melody, and lute accompaniment. In 1944, though, he switched to the Spanish guitar and gave the first of what would become annual solo concerts at New York City's Town Hall; the impresario Sol Hurok signed him for national and foreign tours for many years. He gained a cult following with his approximately 800 songs (including about 100 of his own composition) that ranged through British and French ballads, European medieval songs, Swedish shepherd tunes, and American cowboy songs. Curiously, though identified as a folk singer, he preferred the label minstrel or troubadour.

    Dyer-Bennet stopped giving concerts after a stroke in 1972 limited use of his left hand. From 1970 to 1983 he taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.


  2. 9.  John Dyer-BennetJohn Dyer-Bennet Descendancy chart to this point (7.Miriam7, 6.Mary6, 5.Martha5, 4.Mary4, 3.Ebenezer3, 2.Dorothy2, 1.Nathaniel1) was born on 17 Apr 1915 in England; died on 19 Mar 2002.

    Notes:

    One of DDB's six proven "gateway ancestors." DDB is unique in this database in that one of his gateway ancestors is a parent.

    John married Mary Abby Randall on 14 Jun 1951 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Mary (daughter of George Burdett Randall and Hester Worth) was born on 24 Nov 1923 in Los Angeles, California; died in 2012. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 10. David Dyer-Bennet  Descendancy chart to this point was born in 1954.