There is an interesting note in A.S. Hudson's History of Sudbury 1638-1889 wherein Smith and four other men were granted the right to operate a saw mill on Hop Brook, with the caveat that they not retain water behind a dam or operate the mill between the middle of April and the first of September. The intent here was that whatever water was entering the brook should pass through for the use by downstream farmers.
|Asa Smith, one of Haman's sons, |
sold this house on Summer Hill Road
to Amory Maynard in 1846
Using the Smith (not-Bland) genealogy, the ancestors are another John, another John, then William Smith, a resident of Stratford-on-Avon at about William Shakespeare's time, but apparently not the William Smith who was godfather to Shakespeare. ( I said it was murky.)
WIVES' MAIDEN NAMES
All the genealogy to this point is about men named Smith, as the bulk of records (and inheritances) are patrilineal. Here is what is available for the women they married:
John Smith (1599-1669) married Sarah Homan (1595-1629)
John Smith (1622-1687) married Sarah Hunt (1627-????)
Thomas Smith (1658-1718) married to Abigail Rice (1657-1735)
Haman Smith married to Nancy Noyes
Four sons: George, William, Dexter, Asa
Two sons: Levi, Noah
The Lucy Maynard who married Benjamin Smith was not a known relative of Amory Maynard. One of the puzzlements here is there are better birth and death dates for the 1600s and 1700s than for those who were alive in the 1800s. Also, there is a monument in Glendale Cemetery for Benjamin F. Smith, 1844-1877 that mentions wife Ellen and two children who died very young. No idea if this B. Smith descends from those listed above.