26 Aug 1703 - 26 Aug 1775
: Nathaniel SMITH
- BIRTH: 26 Aug 1703
- DEATH: 26 Aug 1775, Southampton, Suffolk, Long Island, NY
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Phebe Howell (wife of Nathaniel Smith) is the grand niece of Dorothy Howell
(wife of Richard Woodhull). Their common ancestors are Edward Howell and
Edward Howell Family Association
"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.
"PHEBE HOWELL, daughter of Josiah Howell, was born on 26 Aug 1703. She
was married to NATHANIEL SMITH, son of Richard & Hannah (Tooker) Smith. He
was born on 30 Jan 1697/8. The will of her father, Josiah Howell, blacksmith, of
Southampton, dated 8 Mar 1752, devised 'to my two daughters, Phebe and Mary, ten
pounds each' (CNYHS 28:394). Nathaniel Smith died on 30 Mar 1765. PHEBE (HOWELL)
SMITH died at Southampton, Long Island while on a visit to the family of her son,
Dr. William Smith (who had died earlier that month). Her gravestone at Northend
burying ground was inscribed: In Memory of / Mrs Phebe Relict of / Nathan'l Smith
Esq / who departed this / Life Aug'st 26th / AD 1775 / In the 74th Year / of her
Age (LIE 5:71)."
"The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island"
Frederick Kinsman Smith
Smithtown Historical Society, Smithtown, NY, 1967
"Nathaniel Smith (Richard, Richard), b. 30 Jan 1697/8, d. 30 Mch 1765, married Phebe Howell.
She died in Southampton, 26 Aug 1775, in her 74th year, while visiting the family of her son,
Dr. William Smith, who had died the same month. She was buried beside her son in the
Southampton Cemetery. As given in the family record, 'Nathaniel Smith was borne the 30 Day
January about 2 o'clock In the afternoone in the yeare of our Lord 1697-8.'"