Obadiah SMITH

[3405]

Mar 1651 - 20 Aug 1680

  • BIRTH: Mar 1651
  • DEATH: 20 Aug 1680, Long Island, NY
Father: Richard SMITH
Mother: Sarah HAMMOND



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[3403] Brookhaven Records show that Obadiah Smith was deeded 100 acres of land in 1676, indicating he was of age at that time.
Obadiah was unmarried. His body was found in the narrow of the Nissequogue River 20 August 1680. It was not known whether he was drowned accidentally, or whether his death was caused by an Indian who accompanied him on a hunting trip.
Letters of Administration were granted his father 24 April 1682. The inventory of his estate included cattle, swine, horses; 100 acres of land west of the Nissequogue; and personal property. It amounted to 143 10s. He is supposed to have been the first white person buried in Smithtown.

Cornell Library New York State Historical Literature Collection
"Abstract of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office,
City of New York (Volume I. 1665-1707) "
http://historical.library.cornell.edu:80/Dienst/UI/1.0/Display/cul.nys/nys054
Richard Smith is given administration of Obadiah's estate, 24 Apr 1682.

"The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island"
Frederick Kinsman Smith
Smithtown Historical Society, Smithtown, NY, 1967
"Obadiah, born Mch 1651, d. 20 Aug 1680 unmarried. Obadiah Smith's body was found in
the narrows of the Nissequogue River 20 Aug 1680. It was never known whether his
death was from accidental drowning or was caused by an Indian who accompanied him on
a hunting trip. Letters of Administration were granted to his father 24 Apr 1682, and
the inventory of his estate, listing cattle, swine, and horses, 100 acres of land
west of the Nissequogue, and personal property, amount to 143 10s. He is supposed to
have been the first white person buried in Smithtown."

[3404] Smith line from a GEDCOM file posted to RootsWeb by Evelyn Beran [evelyn.beran@charter.net].

[3405] [S227] The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island. Ten Generations

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