Smeith, Smith, Smyth, Smythe
Marks recent changes
(as of 2014-09-06),
[1744-1818] – American writer, First Lady of the United States, FLOTUS
née SMITH, Abigail
- Husband: ¤ADAMS, John [1735-1826] American politician and statesman, 2° POTUS
- Son: ¤ADAMS, John Quincy [1767-1848] American politician and statesman, 6° POTUS
- Grandson: ¤ADAMS, Charles Francis [1807-1886] American diplomat and author
ELIOT, T(homas) S(tearns)
[1888-1965] – English poet and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature
SMITH, Joseph jr.
[1805-1844] – LDS founder and first president
- Wife: ¤WHITNEY, Sarah Ann [1825-1873] LDS Church historian
[1779-1863] – American scholastic benefactor
Seymour Smith, the founder of the Institute which bears his name, was born August 7, 1779, in the town of Pine Plains. He was one of twelve children - six sons and six daughters - born to Peter and Sarah Smith, who were among the earliest settlers of this town. The father of Seymour Smith was born in 1729, and lived during the French and Indian wars and the subsequent struggle resulting in our national independence, like all pioneers he was poor, and his sons were thrown upon their own resources in early life. The advantages for an education were limited then. There were fewer authors and books than now, and it is a reasonable presumption that the difficulty and lack in this regard produced on the mind of Seymour an impression never to be effaced, and had some influence in determining the munificent bequest to his native town. He died in Germantown, Columbia County, November 26, 1863, and lies buried in the cemetery in Pine Plains village.
The Seymour Smith Institute, a quite celebrated institution of learning, was incorporated here in 1874. The first Board of Trustees was as follows: Walter W. Husted, Frank Eno, Jonas Knickerbacker, Phoenix N. Deuel, John A. Herrick, William S. Eno, Henry Myers, John A. Thompson, Harman W. Pulver, John Righter, Leander Smith, Ury Hicks; President, Walter W. Husted; Secretary, Frank Eno; Treasurer, John A. Thompson.
This building was erected to carry into effect the bequest of Seymour Smith, who bequeathed his entire estate to the town of his birth, "for the special purpose of aiding said town in establishing an Academy for the promotion of science and useful knowledge."
The Institute is under the control of the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. The school was opened in the spring of 1879, with some sixty pupils, and thus far  has had a successful existence. The building of the Institute was erected in 1877, and is a wood frame, 40 by 68 feet, two stories and a mansard in height, resting on a high brick basement, making four stories, including basement and mansard.
The corps of instructors is as follows:-
Rev. Abraham Mattice, Principal, Ancient Languages; Lyman H. Hoysradt, Mathematics and Sciences; Julius Nehab, Ph. D., Modern Languages; Mrs. Harriet C. Smeallie, Preceptress, Grammar, Drawing, Oil Painting; Harry B. Conklin, Assistant in English Department; C. Louise Gainer, Common English; Margaret V. D. See, Musical Instructor.
Smith, James H.,
History of Dutchess County, New York, p.231
(D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY; 1882)
(Heart of the Lakes Publishing, Interlaken, NY; 2001 ISBN: 0-932334-35-0)
[1760-1822] – American army officer's wife, FLOTUS
née SMITH, Margaret Mackall
- Husband: ¤TAYLOR, Zachary [1784-1850] American soldier, 12° POTUS
This is my working list of candidates to include --
I'm not yet sure if they are related to me!
As candidates are eliminated (proven not related) they are marked appropriately (
an explanation included.
They are kept in the list in case future research proves they can be included.
(And to keep them from popping up on the list again!)
Never discard good research!
Proven candidates' names are marked with an asterisk (*) until they can be
added to the database.
This is a selection of the many candidates.
- SMITH Bros. William ("Trade") & Andrew ("Mark") [1830s-?]
- American candy manufacturers: Smith Bros. Cough Drops
- SMITH, Adam [1723-1790]
- Scottish economist
- SMITH, Alexis [1921-1993]
- Canadian-American actress (née Gladys)
- SMITH, Allison [*1969]
- American actress
- SMITH, Ashbel [1805-1886]
- American physician and politician, Republic of Texas statesman
SMITH, Bob [1917-1998]
- American TV kids'show host, a/k/a Buffalo Bob.
Stage name, né Richard Schmidt
- SMITH, C(harles) Aubrey (Sir) [1863-1948]
- Anglo-American actor
- SMITH, Charles Henry [1826-1903]
- American humorist, a/k/a Bill Arp
- SMITH, Francis Marion [1846-1931]
- American prospector and financier; discovered borax deposits in Nevada
- SMITH, Francis Pettit (Sir) [1808-1874]
- English inventor: screw propeller (1836)
- SMITH, Hannah (née Whitall) [1832-1911]
- American religious leader; WCTU founder (1874)
- SMITH, Henry John Stanley [1826-1883]
- British mathematician
- SMITH, Hoke [1855-1931]
- American politician
- SMITH, Horace [1779-1849]
- English poet and novelist
- SMITH, Horace [1808-1893]
- American inventor and manufacturer (of Smith & Wesson firearms)
- SMITH, (Ellen) Jaclyn [*1947]
- American actress
- SMITH, James [1719?-1806]
- American lawyer and politician; SIGNER
- SMITH, John [1580c-1631]
- English colonist and adventurer
- SMITH, Katheryn Elizabeth "Kate" [1909-1986]
- American singer
SMITH, Keely [*1932]
- American jazz-pop singer.
Stage name, née Dorothy Jaqueline Keely
- SMITH, Maggie (Dame) [*1934]
- British actress, née Margaret Natalie Smith
- SMITH, Melancton [1744-1798]
- American Revolutionary patriot
- SMITH, Sophia [1796-1870]
- American philanthropist, benefactor of Smith College (Northampton, MA)
- SMITH, Walter Stephans [1755-1816]
- American Revolutionary officer; a founder of Society of the Cincinnati
- SMITH, Walter Wellesley "Red" [1905-1982]
- American journalist, sportscaster
This article may name additional candidates: