genealogy of Patty Rose

 

 


Genealogy of Patty Rose


Name Col., Hon. Joseph SMITH
Birth abt 1653, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death 9 Nov 1717, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Marriage bef 1694, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire22
Spouse Dorothy COTTON
Birth 11 Nov 1656, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut20,22,36
Death 20 Dec 1706, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire22
Father Rev. Seaborn* COTTON (1633-1686)
Mother Dorothy* BRADSTREET (~1634-1671)
No Children
Notes for Col., Hon. Joseph SMITH
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son of Robert SMITH and Susanna
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SMITH, Joseph, Hampton, son of Robert and Susanna; liv. on fa.'s homestead, given 1/2 the Mason land. Selectman, moderator, Rep., Justice Superior Ct., Chief Justice, Councillor, Judge of Probate, Province Treasurer, Capt., Major many yrs., Col 1716-7. He m. bef 1694 Dorothy Cotton who d. 20 Dec. 1706, m. 2d 15 Apr. 1707 Mary Moore who d. 15 Oct. 1708, m. 3d 16 Feb. 1708-9 Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall. Will, 28 Oct. 1712 (d.s.p. 15 Nov. 1717), names w. Elizabeth (m. next Ephraim Jackson); cousins Jabez, Jacob and Joseph Smith, three Page cousins; giving homestead to Saml. Page's eldest son; Mary Moore; Nathaniel Locke (his oldest feather bed or 40 shillings gs). [ref 22]
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JOSEPH, Hampton, took the o. of alleg. in Apr. and, perhaps, again in Dec. 1678, had m. Dorothy, eldest d. of Rev. Seaborn Cotton, wh. d. 20 Dec. 1706, was in 1683 petitnr. to the K. against his Gov. Cranfield, rep. 1688, maj. or col. in the milit. and of the Counc. 1698, d. 9 or 24 Nov. 1717, aged 64 [ref 20]
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Joseph was a son of Robert Smith, one of the signers of the Exeter Combination in 1639. He was born about the year 1653, either in Exeter or in Hampton, to which place his father removed, and where he himself passed his adult life. He was many years in public employment. He was a representative in the provincial Assembly in 1692, 1708, 1709, and 1716, at least; selectman of Hampton seven years, and a justice of the peace as early as 1708. His first commission as an assistant Justice of the Superior Court was dated in 1693, and he acted as such until 1696; then he was advanced to the position of Chief Justice, which he held, with perhaps a slight interval, till 1699. In 1696 he was treasurer of the province, and in 1698-99 was of the council. In King William's war he was much engaged in military affairs, being then a major of the militia. He also held the office of Judge of Probate from 1703 to 1708. It is evident that he was a useful and much trusted citizen. He left no descendants, though he was thrice married; first, to Dorothy, eldest daughter of Rev. Seaborn Cotton; second, April 17, 1707, to Mary, daughter of Captain William Moore; and last, February 16, 1709, to Mrs. Elizabeth Marshall, who outlived him. He died November 9, 1717. [p3-4 "The Bench and Bar of New Hampshire" by Charles H. Bell]

buried Pine Grove Cemetery
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Notes for Dorothy COTTON
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Dorothy, b. 11 Nov 1656, at Hartford, Conn., m. Col. Joseph Smith. [ref 22]
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Dorothy, b. 11 Nov. 1656, m. Joseph Smith [ref 20]
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DOROTHY,3 b. Nov. 11, 1656; m. Col. Joseph Smith, of Hm. [ref 36:117]
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buried Pine Grove Cemetery
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