JOSEPH SMITH was one of the early settlers of Brunswick. He settled at New Meadows in 1739. His wife's name was Susannah. Ch. were: _ Thomas, b. Feb. 22, 1754; Samuel, b. Oct. 10 (may be Oct. 16), 1756; Molly, b. Mch. 22, 1758.
Thomas was killed by the Indians when fourteen years old, i.e., in 1768. He was going after the cows, and when near the tan-pits the Indians intercepted him. His father saw the Indians and shot one of them. They then shot Thomas, and his father killed another of them.