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chg/ • => ADAMS, Abigail [1744-1818] – American writer, First Lady of the United States, FLOTUS SMIT1473 6C8
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
chg/ • ELIOT, T(homas) S(tearns) [1888-1965] – English poet and playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature SMIT135 1S4
chg/ ◊ => SMITH, Joseph jr. [1805-1844] – LDS founder and first president SMIT1953 17C4
  • Wife: ¤WHITNEY, Sarah Ann [1825-1873] LDS Church historian
chg • SMITH, Seymour [1779-1863] – American scholastic benefactor SMIT1569 5C6

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 [1882] 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)

chg/ • TAYLOR, Margaret [1760-1822] – American army officer's wife, FLOTUS SMIT1112 23C4
née SMITH, Margaret Mackall
  • Husband: ¤TAYLOR, Zachary [1784-1850] American soldier, 12° POTUS

 

Candidates Work List

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 (THUS) and 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.

Note
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

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