5 Dec 1740 - 10 Jan 1822
Father: Nathaniel WOODHULL
- BIRTH: 5 Dec 1740, Brookhaven, Suffolk, Long Island, NY
- DEATH: 10 Jan 1822, Manor St. George, Suffolk, Long Island, NY
Mother: Sarah SMITH
: William SMITH
_Richard WOODHULL _____
_Richard WOODHULL ___|
| |_Dorothy HOWELL _______+
_Nathaniel WOODHULL _|
| | _John TOPPING _________+
| |_Temperance TOPPING _|
| |_Sarah WHITE __________+
| _Richard SMITH ________
| _Richard SMITH ______|
| | |_Sarah HAMMOND ________+
|_Sarah SMITH ________|
| _John (Tucker) TOOKER _
|_Hannah TOOKER ______|
The Smith and Woodhull genealogies differ greatly on Ruth's birthdate. The Woodhull book seems
to have the more specific and reasonable claim.
"Names of Persons for whom Marriage Licenses Were Issued
by the Secretary of the Province of New York Previous to 1784"
E. B. O'Callaghan; Albany, NY, 1860
"1762. Mar. 2. Woodhull, Ruth, and William Smith"
"The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island"
Frederick Kinsman Smith
Smithtown Historical Society, Smithtown, NY, 1967
"Ruth, b. 5 Dec 1732, d. 10 Jan 1822, married (lic. 2 Mch 1762), as second wife, Judge William
Smith (Tangier), b. 28 Jne 1720, d. 17 Mch 1799, son of Major William Henry and Hannah (Sayre) Smith."
"Woodhull Genealogy: The Woodhull Family in England and America",
Mary Gould Woodhull and Frances Bowes Stevens,
Henry T. Coates & Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1904
"Ruth Woodhull, 4th generation, born December 5, 1740, was the youngest daughter and tenth
child of Nathaniel Wodhull and Sarah Smith, of Mastic, Long Island. She married about the
year 1760, Judge William Smith, (son of Major William Henry Smith, of the "Tangier Smith" family,
of Long Island.) He was born June 28, 1720, and died March 17,1799. She died January 10, 1832."
Wisconsin Biographies Project: Dodge-Jefferson County
"Memorial and Genealogical Record of Dodge and Jefferson Counties, Wisconsin"
Publ. 1894; pp. 45-48
"Judge William SMITH, who was born in 1720, was county judge of the court of common pleas,
and was ever after called Judge SMITH. He was a member of the first Provincial Congress. In
1777 he was elected senator under the State Constitution, and held the position until peace was
declared in 1783. He was twice married. His first wife, Mary SMITH, became the mother of
Gen. John SMITH, for whom the subject of this sketch was named. By his second wife,
Ruth WOODHULL, a sister of Gen. Nathaniel WOODHULL, of Revolutionary fame, he had
seven children. He died in March 1799."
International Genealogical Index (R)