ABT 1698 - 4 Jun 1729
: Richard SMITH
- BIRTH: ABT 1698
- DEATH: 4 Jun 1729
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"The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island"
Frederick Kinsman Smith
Smithtown Historical Society, Smithtown, NY, 1967
"Richard Smith (Richard, Richard), b. 16 Apr 1696, died 1766, married (1) Sarah Sears, who
died 4 Jne 1729, aged 31 years, daughter of Richard and Bashua (Harlow) Sears. He married
(2) 7 Sep 1730, Martha Howell. The old birth record reads - "Richard Smith son of Richard
Smith was borne ye 16 Day of April about ten o'clock att night in the yeare of our Lord 1696."
By his father's will he was left Moriches Neck, on the south shore, where he was living at
the date of the will (1718), with a part of Moriches Island, and also lands in Smithtown. He
sold the Moriches land to his brother Nathaniel and probably took his father's homestead and
Smithtown lands in exchange, as he afterward made his home in Smithtown."
"Descendants of Edward Howell (1584-1655) of Westbury Manor, Marsh Gibbon,
Buckinghamshire, [England], and Southampton, Long Island, New York"
Emma Ross Howell; Second Edition by Dr. David Faris, 1985.
"MARTHA HOWELL, daughter of Elisha & Damaris (Sayre) Howell, was born in
1699. She was married for the first time on 7 Sep 1730 to RICHARD SMITH, son of
Richard & Hannah (Tooker) Smith. He was born on 16 Apr 1696, and had been
previously married to Sarah Sears, daughter of Richard & Bashua (Harlow) Sears
(She died aged 31 years on 4 Jun 1729). The will of her father, Elisha Howell,
husbandman, of Southampton, dated 14 Jun 1748, devised five pounds to 'my
daughter Martha Smith' (CNYHS 28:313). Richard Smith died in 1766. Martha
(Howell) Smith was married for the second time to JOSEPH PIERSON. He was born
in 1694. She died on 8 Sep 1773. He died on 6 Nov 1776."