Thomas Smith

Male Abt 1635 - 1670


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  • Name  Thomas Smith 
    Born  Abt 1635  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Jan 1670  Pawtuxet River, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Thomas, drowned attempting to cross upon the ice of the Pawtuxet River on the night of January 16, 1670. In seeking his rescue, Mrs. Smith also lost her life.
      The testimony of eight-year-old son John showed that:
      "last Sabbath day within the night his father Thomas Smith came to the river side over against his house and hallowed, whereupon his mother Ruth Smith went out, and his father asked his mother if he might row over, and his mother answered that no one but children had come over and cautioned him not to row. But his father would not stay but went to row over and fell into the water, and his mother went and caught up a stick and he said to her "give me hold of the stick" and he took hold thereof and presently the stick broke and they both fell into the water togerther. The boy then went to a neighbor for help, saying his father and mother were in the river by the house a drowning."
    Person ID  I31126  Bryant
    Last Modified  24 Dec 1999 

    Family  Ruth Wickenden,   b. Est 1640,   d. 16 Jan 1670, Pawtuxet River, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Jan 1659  Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID  F2600  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1635 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1659 - Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jan 1670 - Pawtuxet River, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ancetry of Emily Angell, Smith, Dean Crawford & Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1992), p.470.

    2. [S47] Ancetry of Emily Angell, Smith, Dean Crawford & Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1992), p.469.

    3. [S213] Root, Steere Gen., Root , James Pierce, (Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1890), p.181.

    4. [S14] Torrey, Editor: Torrey, Clarence Almon, (Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985, Baltimore, MD, 1985 (reprint)), p.689.


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