Ancestral File Number: 4JF3-WM
Passenger and Immigration Lists1500-1900
Name: Baptist Smedley
Place: New England
Source Publication Code: 1936
Primary Immigrant: Smedley, Baptist
THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS:
SHORTHOSE, SHORTHUS, SHORTAS,
Robert, of Charlestown, 1634. In Gen. Court 1636. Wife Katharine; ch.
John b. 13 (7) 1637,Elizabeth b. 7 (7) 1640. Suit brought against
against him by Wm. Tuttle in 1637. [W.] The widow m. in 1645 Baptist
John, ae. 22, servant of Peter Noyce, came in the Confidence April 24,
1638. Settledat Sudbury; propr. 1640. He contracted with the selectmen
Feb. 17, 1642, to"sett, sawe, hew & frame" a house; [for the use of
BUTTER, cont. the minister?] He m. Nov. 1, 1641, Elizabeth Plimton; ch.
Elizabeth b. 6 (8) 1642, Johnb. Feb. 9, 1645, Rebecca b. 28 (12) 1647.
In 1675 Baptist Smedley had a gr. ch. Jabish (Jabez) Rutor.
History of Fairfield, CT
Babtist Smedley was in Concord 1639, and made freeman 1644. His children
were Samuel b 1646, Mary andJames. He d Aug 1675, aged 68 years. His d
Mary m. Dec 10, 1667, Isaac Shepard. Son Samuel was killed by Indians
Aug 2 at Quaboag. John Smedley I ofConcord probably brother of the
above was a freeman in 1644. His children were John and probably
John Smedley 2, son of John I of Concord wasa freeman 1667. He ma Sarah
d. of thomeas Wheeler in 1669.
Samuel of Fairfeild 1690 may have been s. of 1st John- Savage's Gen. Dic.
Col James Smedley ofFairfeild m Jane Sturges Oct 20 1731. Their
children were James b 25 June 1732 and d 6 July 1736, John b 11 Nov 1734
and d 10 June 1786, Abigail b 28 May 1737; James b 4 July 1739 and d 25
July 1755- Mrs Jane Smedley d 21 Sept 1747. Col James Smedley again
Married Mary the widow of Ebenezer Diimon and daughter of John Burr 4 Jan
1748. Their Children Samuel b 5 March 1753. Col James Smedley d 4 Nov
1771 aged 67 years. He was a brave and prominent military officer for
many years. Col James Smedley, Mrs Jane Smedley and Mrs Mary Smedley
with his son James rest in the Fairfield Burial Hill Cemetery.
Capt Samuel Smedley son of Col James Smedley and Esther Rowland daughter
of David Rowland Esqr were m 9 April 1771- Fairfield Record, Births and
Marriages. Their children were Esther bapt 5 NOv 1771 and Elizabeth bapt
10 Aug 1774- Fairfield Parish Record. Captain Smedley was an active and
brave officer during the War of the Revolution.
"son of Francis Smedlie" The name of Baptize Smeedly appears on thelist of Freemen of May 29, 1644.