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Early Settlers
Town of Smithfield

    Early settlers in the Town of Smithfield taken from 1784 "History of 
Chenango & Madison Counties, NY" by James H Smith; pub. 1880.
  [Tried to use year, where stated, person and where they were from.] 
 
  Smithfield was organized Mar. 13, 1807, being set off from Cazenovia. It 
derives its name from Peter Smith, who at the time of the organization was 
owner of all the land contained in the town, except a few farms which he had 
sold to settlers and a strip one mile wide across the northern end. Peter SMITH, 
born near Tappan, Rockland co., NY, was founder of Smithfield.
 
 1795- 
Jasper AYLESWORTH, native of Rhode Island 
John TAFT 
 
 1797-99- 
Ithamar BUMP 
Ichabod BUMP, father of Ithamar 
Moses, Nathan, David, Jonathan, Gideon, Jacob BUMP, sons of Ichabod 
Hannah BRONSON, daughter of Ichabod & wife of Ebenezer Bronson 
 
 about 1800- 
Solomon MERRILL 
David SHIPMAN 
Samuel & Jacob WALKER 
Jabez LYON 
Robert STREETER 
Shadrach HARDY 
Gideon WRIGHT 
Ezra CHAFFEE 
David TUTTLE 
Mrs. MOODY & sons Samuel & David 
Mrs. MATTISON  & sons John, Abraham, Eli & Nathan 
the NORTHRUPs 
the MATHEWSONs 
Francis DODGE 
Salmon HOWARD 
Stephen RISLEY 
Moses HOWE 
John FORTE 
Reuben RICH 
David BLODGETT 
Daniel PETRIE 
Capt. Joseph BLACK 
 
 1806- 
Peter SMITH, with his family, from Utica with family 

Provided by: Sandy Goodspeed, Maryland, NY

Date: Monday, June 28, 1999 09:41 AM

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