LISTINGS FOR THE SMITH SURNAME IN
Abstracts of Wills of Dutchess County, New York, 1742-1839,
by Minnie Cohen, 1939 (901 pages, comprising 13 small volumes)
compiled by Reiley Kidd, MD, Seattle, WA, August 2011

 

In 1939, Minnie Cohen completed her abstracts of wills in Dutchess County, New York.  The resulting book comprises 13 smaller volumes (presumably due to the fact that she divided the task into sections, completing each in chronological order.  The will books included in this book begin with Will Book AA, page 29 and end with the completion of Will Book J.

This book is available online through many libraries, including the Seattle Public Library, via Heritage Quest.  I went through the entire book, and copied her abstracts for each mention of the SMITH surname, including the original will book and page number where each abstract was taken from.  I then reorganized the entries by the given name of each Smith person mentioned.  Where more than one Smith individual is named in a given record, I've included that record under each of their given names.  And within each given name's entries, the abstracts are listed in chronological order.
It should be understood that the entries under any given name may refer to different people, who shared that given name.  Hopefully with the associated information, such as the place the record was created and the names of others in the specific record, will help distinguish between these individuals who shared the same given name.

When more than one date is listed for a will (e.g., 1791/1773), the first date is when the will was signed, and the second is when is appears to have been recorded, following the death of that individual.

 

ABEL SMITH

1800 – the 1800/1801 will of Samuel Smith of Poughkeepsie names sons Richard, Abel & Jacob, and wife Elizabeth and 3 daughters, two of them married (WB B, p. 270).

1809 – the 1809/1811 will of Elizabeth Smith of Poughkeepsie names daughters Betsy Smith, Deborah Barns/Barnes, & Ruth Terry; son Abel; and the children of her deceased son, Jacob Smith.  Also named as heirs are her grandchildren: Samuel Terry, Samuel Barns, Betsy Terry, Eliza Smith and Samuel Smith (all the above seem to be referred to as "children of my deceased son, Jacob," though the names aren't consistent with that), and Mary Elizabeth Smith, dau. of son Abel.  Also granddau. Eliza Smith, dau of Jacob.  (WB C, p. 528).

ABIGAIL SMITHs

1791 – the 1791/1793 will of Solomon Smith Sr. of Philipstown – mentions wife Abigail, sons Joseph, John, James & Solomon, and 7 married daughters (WB A, p. 377).

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

1825 – The 1825/1831 will of Isaac Smith of Washington names wife Phebe, son Isaac, grandson Isaac Smith Tallmadge (who received Isaac Sr.'s gold watch), and daughters Abigail, Louisa, Phebe and Mary.  A Nathaniel R. Tallmadge was named one of the executors, and may have been the father of Isaac Smith Tallmadge (WB G, p. 279 and WB G, p. 471, ff.).

1828 – the 1828 will of Richard B. Mosher of Stanford names daughters Judah Smith & Abigail Smith as two of his heirs.  A Susannah Smith was one of the witnesses to the will (WB H, p. 121).

1831 – the 1831/1832 will of Phebe Smith of Lithgow, a single woman, mentions sisters Mary, Abigail, the wife of Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, Esq.; Louisa, the wife of Homer Wheaton, Esq.; and her brother Isaac Smith.  H.L. Smith of Poughkeepsie was one of the executors (WB H, p. 182).

1836 – the 1836 will of Daniel Baker of Pleasant Valley names "daughter Abigail, wife of Benjamin L. Smith" among his heirs (WB I, p. 344).

ABRAHAM SMITH

1764 – The 1764 will of Abraham Smith of Phillips Patton (sic – "Patent" intended?), naming wife Margaret, son Abraham and 4 married daughters (WB AA, p. 46)

1789 – an Abraham Smith witnessed the 1789/1791 will of John Every of Phillips precinct (WB A, p. 286).

1798 – the 1798/1799 will of Platt Smith of Amenia names sons Uriah and Abraham.  Platt's two brothers, Isaac and Philip Smith were two of the executors.  Platt's father-in-law, Abraham Micler, was another executor.  The will was witnessed by Gilbert Smith (WB B, p. 129).

1807 – Abraham Smith was an executor of the 1807 will of Stephen Purdy, Fishkill (WB C, p. 87).

1811 – Abraham Smith, Esq. is an executor of the 1811/1812 will of Michael Van Dervoort of Carmel (WB D, p. 93).

1812 – the 1812 will of Samuel Rogers of Carmel names Abraham Smith as one of the witnesses (WB D, p. 6).

1812 – Abraham Smith Jr. is one of the executors of the 1812 will of Peter Banker of Phillips Town.  Abraham Smith (Sr.?) was a witness to this will (WB D, p. 102).

1813 – the 1813/1817 will of Abraham Smith of Fishkill names "Abraham Smith, of the City of New York, first son of my nephew Stephen Smith, late of the same place, now deceased; Stephen Smith, second son of my nephew Stephen Smith; Alada Smith, present wife of John De Myer of Kingston, Ulster Co."(among others) as his heirs (WB E, p. 333).

1819 – Abraham Smith was one of the heirs of John C. Brinkerhoff of Fishkill in his 1819/1820 will (WB F, p. 50).

ADAH SMITH

1806 – the 1806 will of David Marick of Carmel names among his heirs "brother Isaac Marick's four children, one of whom was Adah Smith, wife of Thomas Smith."  John Smith was one of the executors (WB C, p. 1).

ALADA SMITH

1813 – the 1813/1817 will of Abraham Smith of Fishkill names "Abraham Smith, of the City of New York, first son of my nephew Stephen Smith, late of the same place, now deceased; Stephen Smith, second son of my nephew Stephen Smith; Alada Smith, present wife of John De Myer of Kingston, Ulster Co."(among others) as his heirs (WB E, p. 333).

ALLEN SMITH

1812 – the 1812/1813 will of Jacob Lawrence of Stanford names his dau. Elizabeth Smith, as one of his heirs.  An Allen Smith was one of the executors, and was perhaps the husband of Elizabeth Smith (WB D, p. 342).

AMY SMITH

1837 – the 1837/1838 will of Martha Harris of Stanford names "granddaughter Amy H. Smith" and "grandsons George, Asa and Edward Smith" among her heirs (WB J, p. 199).

ANDREW SMITH

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

ANN/ANNE/ANNA SMITH

1814 – the 1814/1823 will of Mary Gildersleeve of Clinton names Ann Smith, wife of Daniel Smith as one of her children (WB F, p. 480).

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

1823 – the 1823/1824 will of Nehemiah Oakley of Freedom names Mary Smith, wife of Thomas Smith as one of his heirs. Their daughter Anna is another of his heirs, and son-in-law Thomas Smith was one of his executors (WB G, p. 29).

ARCHIBALD SMITHs

1820 – Archibald Smith was a witness to the 1820/1821 will of Henry Pells of Rhinebeck (WB F, p. 134).

1820 – Archibald Smith was a witness to the 1820/1822 will of Isaac Davis of Rhinebeck (WB F, p. 290).

1823 – an Archibald Smith was a witness to the 1823 will of John F. Schultzs of Clinton (WB F, p. 488).

1823 – the 1823/1824 will of Henry Sleight of Clinton was witnessed by Archibald Smith and William A. Smith (WB G, p. 85).  These two also witnessed a 1824 codicil to this will, below.

1823 – Archibald and William A. Smith were witnesses to the 1823/1825 will of Hannah Link of Milan (WB G, p. 241).

1824 – Archibald Smith & William A. Smith were witnesses to the 1823/1825 will of Henry Sleight of Clinton, and to a 1823 codicil described in this passage (WB G, p. 174).

1824 – the 1824 will of Martin Heermance of Rhinebeck appoints his wife Sally and his son-in-law, Archibald Smith the guardians of all his children, and names Archibald as one of his executors.  Archibald's wife isn't named in the abstract (WB G, p. 129).

1824 – Archibald Smith was an executor of the 1824/1826 will of Peter Snyder of Milan.  A codicil to this will mentions William A. Smith, son of John I. Smith of Rhinebeck village (WB G, pp. 355, ff).

1824 – Archibald Smith was a witness to the 1824/1828 will of Adam Progue of Rhinebeck(WB H, p. 40).

ASA SMITH

1837 – the 1837/1838 will of Martha Harris of Stanford names "granddaughter Amy H. Smith" and "grandsons George, Asa and Edward Smith" among her heirs (WB J, p. 199).

BENJAMIN SMITH

1811 – the 1811/1820 will of Henry Smith of Beekman names wife Ruth and 4 sons, James, Benjamin, Henry, and Morey, and daughter Mary.  Henry and Ruth were his executors (WB E, p. 117).

1822 – a Benjamin I. Smith was a witness to the 1822/1823 will of John Vansicklen of Fishkill (WB F, p. 434).

1836 – the 1836 will of Daniel Baker of Pleasant Valley names "daughter Abigail, wife of Benjamin L. Smith" among his heirs (WB I, p. 344).

CATHERINE SMITH

1823 – the 1823/1826 will of Catherine Bockee of Pine Plains names her brother, Isaac Smith, as her executor (WB G, p. 447).

CHARLES SMITH

1816 – Charles Smith was a witness to the 1816/1830 will of Isaac Lyon of Clinton (WB H, p. 334).

1823 – the 1823/1832 will of Elizabeth Rogers, widow and relict of James Rogers, formerly of Poughkeepsie, deceased, names among her heirs her grand-children Charles Smith, son of my late daughter Betsy, and William R. Smith (WB H, p. 221).

CHLOE SMITH

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

DANIEL SMITHs

1790 – Daniel Smith was a witness to the will of Francis Boughton of Clinton town, 1790 (WB AA, p. 133)
Daniel Smith was a witness to the will of Francis Boughton of Clinton town, 1790 (WB A, p. 215)

1792 – Daniel Smith was among the witnesses of the 1792/1794 will of Martha Tompkins of Clinton, wife of Caleb (WB A, p. 436).

1802 – the 1802/1814 will of Richbell Williams of Clinton names his daughter, Saley (Sally intended?), wife of Daniel Smith, as one of his heirs (WB D, p. 461).

1814 – the 1814/1823 will of Mary Gildersleeve of Clinton names Ann Smith, wife of Daniel Smith as one of her children (WB F, p. 480).

1820 – a Daniel Smith was a witness to the 1820/1821 will of John Vantassell of Fishkill (WB E, p. 140).

1820 – the 1820/1837 will of Peter Smith of North East names his daughter Lada, wife of Joseph Thompson; his late son David Smith; sons James W. and Daniel Smith.  His living sons were named his executors. (WB I, p. 392)

1821 – the 1821 will of Daniel Smith of Washington names brothers Walter Smith, David Smith (deceased, and James W. Smith, and Daniel's wife, Cynthia (WB E, p. 175).

DAVID SMITHs

1806 – a David Smith was a witness to the 1806 will of Enos Northrup of Washington, along with Israel Smith (WB C, p. 402).

1809 – a David Smith was named an executor of the 1809 will of Abraham Webster of Dover (WB C, p. 402).

1813 – the 1813/1814 will of Joseph Blatchley of Fishkill names daughter Sarah Smith and son-in-law David Smith among his heirs (WB D, p. 442).

1816 – David Smith, Esq. Was an executor of the 1816/1818 will of Michael Shaw of Fishkill (WB E, p. 440).

1820 – the 1820/1837 will of Peter Smith of North East names his daughter Lada, wife of Joseph Thompson; his late son David Smith; sons James W. and Daniel Smith.  His living sons were named his executors. (WB I, p. 392)

1821 – the 1821 will of Daniel Smith of Washington names brothers Walter Smith, David Smith (deceased, and James W. Smith, and Daniel's wife, Cynthia (WB E, p. 175).

1822 – The 1822 will of Frederick Ham of Clinton mentions both David Smith and Martin Smith, possibly as his heirs, but no relationship is specified in the abstract (WB F, p. 318).

1823 – the 1823/1824 will of William Ladue of Fishkill names his daughter Betsey, the wife of Isaiah Smith, as one of his heirs.  David Smith witnessed this will (WB G, p. 113).

DEBORAH SMITH

1827 – the 1827 will of Hannah Smith (location not stated) names her brothers Joseph and Howland Smith; her sisters Deborah Smith, Dinah Howland, Rebecca Taber and Rachel Smith; and names her brother Howland Smith one of her executors (WB H, p. 5).

DEMIUS SMITH

1807 – a Demius Smith is named as one of the daughters of Nathaniel Worden of Paulings in his 1807 will.  Her husband's given name isn't listed in the abstract (WB C, p. 135).

DINAH SMITH

1827 – the 1827 will of Hannah Smith (location not stated) names her brothers Joseph and Howland Smith; her sisters Deborah Smith, Dinah Howland, Rebecca Taber and Rachel Smith; and names her brother Howland Smith one of her executors (WB H, p. 5).

EDWARD SMITH

1837 – the 1837/1838 will of Martha Harris of Stanford names "granddaughter Amy H. Smith" and "grandsons George, Asa and Edward Smith" among her heirs (WB J, p. 199).

ELIAS SMITH

1818 – the 1818/1820 will of Isaac Smith of North East names sons Silas, Reuben, Elias, Isaac and Morris.  Son Isaac B. Smith was an executor, and James W. Smith was a witness to this will (WB E, p. 84).

ELIJAH SMITH

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

ELIZA SMITHs

1817 – the 1817 will of George Smith of Clinton (WB E, p. 341) names wife Sarah, children Sary Ann, Jane, Mary, Eliza, Hester and Loisa (WB E, p. 341).

1825 – the 1825/1827 will of Freelove Mitchell of Poughkeepsie names William Smith of Pleasant Valley as one of her executors.  Her will was witnessed by Ensign T. Smith, William J. Smith and Eliza Ann Smith (WB G, p. 513).

ELIZABETH/BETSY SMITHs

1777 – The 1777 will of Daniel CASTLE of Amenia names daughter,  Elizabeth SMITH (WB AA, p. 70)

1786 – Another mention of Eliz. Smith, dau of Daniel Castle ( WB A, p. 104, 1786)

1794 – the 1794/1813 will of John Philips of Fishkill names dau. Elizabeth, "wife of Solomon Smith" as one of his heirs (WB D, p. 204).

1800 – the 1800/1801 will of Samuel Smith of Poughkeepsie names sons Richard, Abel & Jacob, and wife Elizabeth and 3 daughters, two of them married (WB B, p. 270).

1810 – the 1810 will of James Teller of Clinton names his niece Elizabeth Smith among his heirs (WB C, p. 502).

1809 – the 1809/1811 will of Elizabeth Smith of Poughkeepsie names daughters Betsy Smith, Deborah Barns/Barnes, & Ruth Terry; son Abel; and the children of her deceased son, Jacob Smith.  Also named as heirs are her grandchildren: Samuel Terry, Samuel Barns, Betsy Terry, Eliza Smith and Samuel Smith (all the above seem to be referred to as "children of my deceased son, Jacob," though the names aren't consistent with that), and Mary Elizabeth Smith, dau. of son Abel.  Also granddau. Eliza Smith, dau of Jacob.  WB C, p. 528.

1811 – the 1811 will of Samuel Smith of Phillips Town names wife Elizabeth; daughters Mary Owen, Anna Wickson (widow), Dosha Colgrove, and Sally Tompkins; youngest son, Samuel among his heirs.  His sons Philemon and Lemuel Smith were among his executors (WB C, p. 603).

1812 – the 1812/1813 will of Jacob Lawrence of Stanford names his dau. Elizabeth Smith, as one of his heirs.  An Allen Smith was one of the executors, and was perhaps the husband of Elizabeth Smith (WB D, p. 342).

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

1823 – the 1823/1824 will of William Ladue of Fishkill names his daughter Betsey, the wife of Isaiah Smith, as one of his heirs.  David Smith witnessed this will (WB G, p. 113).

1823 – the 1823/1832 will of Elizabeth Rogers, widow and relict of James Rogers, formerly of Poughkeepsie, deceased, names among her heirs her grand-children Charles Smith, son of my late daughter Betsy, and William R. Smith (WB H, p. 221).

1833 – the 1833 will of Thomas Martin Jr. of Beekman names daughter Elizabeth Smith among his heirs.  No husband named. (WB H, p. 343)

ENOCH SMITH

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

ENSIGN SMITH

1825 – the 1825/1827 will of Freelove Mitchell of Poughkeepsie names William Smith of Pleasant Valley as one of her executors.  Her will was witnessed by Ensign T. Smith, William J. Smith and Eliza Ann Smith (WB G, p. 513).

1838 – The 1838 will of Jacob Boerum of Poughkeepsie names daughter Mary, wife of Ensign T. Smith as one of his heirs, and names Ensign T. Smith as one of his executors. (WB J, p. 349, ff.)

EPHRAIM SMITH

1811 – Ephraim Smith was one of the executors of the 1811/1812 will of Ethan Goodrich of Amenia (WB D, p. 129).

FRANCES/FANNY SMITH

1807 – Fanny Smith is named as the daughter of Sibert Cronk of Philips in his 1807 will ( WB C, p. 112).

GEORGE SMITHs

1817 – the 1817 will of George Smith of Clinton (WB E, p. 341) names wife Sarah, children Sary Ann, Jane, Mary, Eliza, Hester and Loisa (WB E, p. 341).

1831 – the 1831/1832 will of Abner Case of Pine Plains names Nancy Smith as one of his daughters, and mentions son-in-law Reuben Smith.  In addition, a George Smith was one of the witnesses to this will (WB H, p. 109).

1837 – the 1837/1838 will of Martha Harris of Stanford names "granddaughter Amy H. Smith" and "grandsons George, Asa and Edward Smith" among her heirs (WB J, p. 199).

GILBERT SMITH

1798 – the 1798/1799 will of Platt Smith of Amenia names sons Uriah and Abraham.  Platt's two brothers, Isaac and Philip Smith were two of the executors.  Platt's father-in-law, Abraham Micler, was another executor.  The will was witnessed by Gilbert Smith (WB B, p. 129).

H.L. SMITH

1831 – the 1831/1832 will of Phebe Smith of Lithgow, a single woman, mentions sisters Mary, Abigail, the wife of Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, Esq.; Louisa, the wife of Homer Wheaton, Esq.; and her brother Isaac Smith.  H.L. Smith of Poughkeepsie was one of the executors (WB H, p. 182).

 

HANNAH SMITHs

1810 – the 1810 will of Anthony Ward of Washington names son-in-law Joseph Smith, husband of Ward's daughter, Hannah, as one of his executors (WB C, p. 558).

1813 – the 1813/1814 will of Hezekiah Rogers of Beekman names daughters Hannah Smith, wife of James Smith, and Ruth Smith, deceased, wife of James Smith, AND Hezekiah Smith, son of Ruth Smith, deceased (WB D, p. 472).

1820 – the 1820/1821 will of William Green of Milan names "Hannah Smith" as one of his heirs.  She doesn't appear to be one of his daughters, and the relationship isn't specified in the abstract. (WB F, p. 191)

1827 – the 1827 will of Hannah Smith (location not stated) names her brothers Joseph and Howland Smith; her sisters Deborah Smith, Dinah Howland, Rebecca Taber and Rachel Smith; and names her brother Howland Smith one of her executors (WB H, p. 5).

HARRIET SMITH

1824 – the 1824/1826 will of Jacob Bush of Poughkeepsie names "Sarah & Harriet, two of the children of William B. Smith" among his heirs (WB G, p. 348).

1824 – the 1824/1832 will of Jacob Bush of Poughkeepsie mentions "the children of William B. Smith, Sarah & Harriet" among his heirs (WB H, p. 180).

HARRIS SMITH

1815 – the 1815/1816 will of Samuel Carpenter Jr. (location not specified) names his friend Isaac Smith as one of his executors and Harris Smith as a witness to his will (WB E, p. 133).

1836 – the 1836/1839 will of Henry Hoag of Pine Plains lists "brother-in-law Harris Smith" as one of his heirs, and one of the executors. (WB J, but no page listed)

HENRY SMITHs

1811 – the 1811/1820 will of Henry Smith of Beekman names wife Ruth and 4 sons, James, Benjamin, Henry, and Morey, and daughter Mary.  Henry and Ruth were his executors (WB E, p. 117).

1815 – the 1815 will of Peter Alley of Beekman names "children of my daughter, Sarah, wife of Henry Smith" as some of his heirs (WB E, p. 116).

1817 – a Henry Smith was a witness to the 1817 will of Stephen Reed of Amenia (WB E, p. 294).

1833 – a Henry Smith was named in the 1833/1836 will of Edmund Reynolds of Pine Plains, evidently as one of his heirs (WB I, p. 357).

HEPHZIBAH SMITH

1812 – the 1812/1815 will of Ebenezer Cary of Beekman, physician, names his daughter Hephzibah, wife of John Smith, as one of his heirs (WB E, p. 31).

HESTER SMITH

1817 – the 1817 will of George Smith of Clinton (WB E, p. 341) names wife Sarah, children Sary Ann, Jane, Mary, Eliza, Hester and Loisa (WB E, p. 341).

HEZEKIAH SMITH

1813 – the 1813/1814 will of Hezekiah Rogers of Beekman names daughters Hannah Smith, wife of James Smith, and Ruth Smith, deceased, wife of James Smith, AND Hezekiah Smith, son of Ruth Smith, deceased (WB D, p. 472).

HOWLAND SMITH

1827 – the 1827 will of Hannah Smith (location not stated) names her brothers Joseph and Howland Smith; her sisters Deborah Smith, Dinah Howland, Rebecca Taber and Rachel Smith; and names her brother Howland Smith one of her executors (WB H, p. 5).

HULDA SMITH

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

ISAAC SMITHs

1791 – The 1791 will of Israel Smith of Poughkeepsie, mentions brother Melanter Smith (WB AA, p. 123).
Though the heading says ISRAEL Smith, the will is signed ISAAC Smith in the abstract.  (WB AA, p. 123)  The latter may be a typo, but determining that would require examining the original document.

1792 an Isaac Smith witnessed the 1792 will of George Brinkerhoff of Fishkill (WB A, p. 333).

1798 – an Isaac Smith, son-in-law of Daniel Lewis of Stanford pct. was named in Lewis's 1798 will, and was appointed one of his executors.  Isaac was the husband of Phebe Lewis Smith (WB B, p. 120).

1798 – the 1798/1799 will of Platt Smith of Amenia names sons Uriah and Abraham.  Platt's two brothers, Isaac and Philip Smith were two of the executors.  Platt's father-in-law, Abraham Micler, was another executor.  The will was witnessed by Gilbert Smith (WB B, p. 129).

1802 – Isaac Smith was among the witnesses of the 1802/1803 will of Solomon Sutherland (location not specified, WB B, p. 382).

1802 – the 1802/1804 will of Peleg Wexsom/Wixsom of Carmel names "Sarah, wife of Isaac Smith" among his heirs (WB B, p. 461).

1803 – Isaac Smith is an executor of the 1803/1818 will of Benjamin Everitt of Fishkill (WB E, p. 401).

1804 – the will of Jacob Smith of Clinton, dated Dec. 16, 1804 and probated March 20, 1810, names wife Rebecca, sons Uriah, Isaac and William Smith, and 5 daughters.  It named his BROTHER Isaac as one of the executors (WB C, p. 451).

1805 – Isaac Smith was a witness to the 1805/1807 will of Ephraim Ford of Amenia (WB C, p. 121).

1806 – Isaac B. Smith Esq., county of Columbia, was an executor of the 1806 will of Asahel Haskins of Northeast, and also apparently an heir (WB B, p. 620).

1808 – Isaac Smith was named an executor of the 1808/1809 will of Benjamin Palmer of Stanford (WB C, p. 561).

1812 – Isaac Smith was a witness to the 1812 will of Lewis Dibble of Stanford (WB D, p. 129).

1812 – Isaac Smith of Fishkill was one of the executors of the 1812/1815 will of Priscilla Phillips of Fishkill (WB E, p. 87).

1813 – the 1813 will of John Thompson of Stanford named Isaac Smith as one of his witnesses (WB D, p. 426).

1814 –an Isaac Smith was a witness to the 1814 will of Samuel P. Carpenter of Amenia (WB D, p. not listed, but between 505-511).

1814 –an Isaac Smith was an executor of the 1814/1819 will of Jacob Bocklee of Northeast (WB F, p. 6).

1815 – the 1815/1816 will of Samuel Carpenter Jr. (location not specified) names his friend Isaac Smith as one of his executors and Harris Smith as a witness to his will (WB E, p. 133).

1818 – the 1818/1820 will of Isaac Smith of North East names sons Silas, Reuben, Elias, Isaac and Morris.  Son Isaac B. Smith was an executor, and James W. Smith was a witness to this will (WB E, p. 84).

1821 – an Isaac Smith was a witness to the 1821/1826 will of Elijah Knapp of Fishkill (WB G, p. 336).

1822 – the 1822/1823 will of John Leete of Stanford mentions "Judge Isaac Smith," possibly one of his heirs (WB F, p. 410).

1823 – an Isaac Smith was an executor of the 1823 will of Macy Bowman of Milan (WB F, p. 428).

1823 – the 1823/1824 will of William Ladue of Fishkill names his daughter Betsey, the wife of Isaiah Smith, as one of his heirs.  David Smith witnessed this will (WB G, p. 113).

1823 – the 1823/1826 will of Catherine Bockee of Pine Plains names her brother, Isaac Smith, as her executor (WB G, p. 447).

1825 – The 1825 will of Isaac Smith of Washington names wife Phebe, son Isaac, grandson Isaac Smith Tallmadge (who received Isaac Sr.'s gold watch), and daughters Abigail, Louisa, Phebe and Mary.  A Nathaniel R. Tallmadge was named one of the executors, and may have been the father of Isaac Smith Tallmadge (WB G, p. 279).

1825 – the 1825/1831 will of Isaac Smith of Washington mentions wife Phebe, son Isaac, grandson Isaac Smith Tallmadge; names HIS father as Isaac Smith; names 4 daughters: Abigail, Louisa, Phebe and Mary (WB G, p. 279 and WB G, p. 471, ff.).

1831 – Isaac B. Smith of Gallatin, Columbia Co. was a witness to the __/1831 will of David Wynans (also spelled Winons and Winans in this will) of Pine Plains (WB H, p. 374).

1831 – the 1831/1832 will of Phebe Smith of Lithgow, a single woman, mentions sisters Mary, Abigail, the wife of Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, Esq.; Louisa, the wife of Homer Wheaton, Esq.; and her brother Isaac Smith.  H.L. Smith of Poughkeepsie was one of the executors (WB H, p. 182).

ISRAEL SMITHs

1791 – The 1791 will of Israel Smith of Poughkeepsie, mentions brother Melanter Smith (WB AA, p. 123).
Though the heading says ISRAEL Smith, the will is signed ISAAC Smith in the abstract.  (WB AA, p. 123)

1791 – the 1791 will of Israel Smith of Poughkeepsie, mentions brother Melancton Smith and brother-in-law Isaac Hasbrook (the will of Eliz Smith in 1842 mentions Hasbrook children – see her entries) (WB A, p. 271)

1800 - an Israel Smith Jr. was among the witnesses of the 1800/1801 will of Daniel Lewis of Stanford (WB B, p. 244).

JACOB SMITHs

1794 – Jacob Smith was one of the executors of the 1794 will of Baltis Van Kleeck of Poughkeepsie (WB A, p. 462).

1796 – a Jacob Smith witnessed the 1796/1805 will of Ashasuerus Ellsworth of Clinton. (WB AA, p. 127, and WB B, p. 523)

1800 – the 1800/1801 will of Samuel Smith of Poughkeepsie names sons Richard, Abel & Jacob, and wife Elizabeth and 3 daughters, two of them married (WB B, p. 270).

1802 – Jacob Smith was a witness to the 1802/1806 will of Elias Doty of Clinton (WB B, p. 655).

1804 – the will of Jacob Smith of Clinton, dated Dec. 16, 1804 and probated March 20, 1810, names wife Rebecca, sons Uriah, Isaac and William Smith, and 5 daughters.  It named his BROTHER Isaac as one of the executors (WB C, p. 451).

1809 – the 1809/1811 will of Elizabeth Smith of Poughkeepsie names daughters Betsy Smith, Deborah Barns/Barnes, & Ruth Terry; son Abel; and the children of her deceased son, Jacob Smith.  Also named as heirs are her grandchildren: Samuel Terry, Samuel Barns, Betsy Terry, Eliza Smith and Samuel Smith (all the above seem to be referred to as "children of my deceased son, Jacob," though the names aren't consistent with that), and Mary Elizabeth Smith, dau. of son Abel.  Also granddau. Eliza Smith, dau of Jacob.  (WB C, p. 528).

JAMES SMITHs

1791 – the 1791/1793 will of Solomon Smith Sr. of Philipstown – mentions wife Abigail, sons Joseph, John, James & Solomon, and 7 married daughters (WB A, p. 377).

1800 – a James P. & Jesse Smith were among the witnesses to the 1800/1801 will of Samuel Benedick of Amenia (WB B, p. 260).

1807 –  James M. Smith was a witness to the 1807 will of Agur Beach of Franklin (WB C, p. 124).

1810 – the 1810/1812 will of Ebenezer Husted of Stanford mentions James Smith (appears to be one of the heirs) (WB C, p. 627).

1811 – the 1811/1820 will of Henry Smith of Beekman names wife Ruth and 4 sons, James, Benjamin, Henry, and Morey, and daughter Mary.  Henry and Ruth were his executors (WB E, p. 117).

1813 – the 1813/1814 will of Hezekiah Rogers of Beekman names daughters Hannah Smith, wife of James Smith, and Ruth Smith, deceased, wife of James Smith, AND Hezekiah Smith, son of Ruth Smith, deceased (WB D, p. 472).

1818 – the 1818/1820 will of Isaac Smith of North East names sons Silas, Reuben, Elias, Isaac and Morris.  Son Isaac B. Smith was an executor, and James W. Smith was a witness to this will (WB E, p. 84).

1820 – the 1820/1837 will of Peter Smith of North East names his daughter Lada, wife of Joseph Thompson; his late son David Smith; sons James W. and Daniel Smith.  His living sons were named his executors. (WB I, p. 392)

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

JANE SMITHs

1817 – the 1817 will of George Smith of Clinton (WB E, p. 341) names wife Sarah, children Sary Ann, Jane, Mary, Eliza, Hester and Loisa (WB E, p. 341).

1818 – the 1818 will of Marah Reed of Stanford names daughter Jane Smith among her heirs (her husband's name not given) (WB E, p. 396).

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

JEREMIAH SMITH

1799 – Jeremiah and Sarah Smith were witnesses of the 1799/1804 will of Peter Van Dyck of Clinton (WB B, p. 428).

JESSE SMITHs

1794 – the 1794 will of Jost Garrison of Clinton names among his heirs Keziah, wife of Jesse Smith (WB A, p. 414).

1800 – a James P. & Jesse Smith were among the witnesses to the 1800/1801 will of Samuel Benedick of Amenia (WB B, p. 260).

1815 – a Jesse Smith was a witness to the 1815/1817 will of Cornelius Swart of Nassau, county of Rensselaer (WB E, p. 266).

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

JOHN/JONATHAN SMITHs

1785 – a John Smith was named one of the executors of the 1785 will of John BOIS of Dutchess County (WB AA, p. 97).

1791 – the 1791/1793 will of Solomon Smith Sr. of Philipstown – mentions wife Abigail, sons Joseph, John, James & Solomon, and 7 married daughters (WB A, p. 377).

1796 – the 1796/1810 will of William Wheeler, physician of Dutchess Co. NY named John C. Smith of Litchfield Co., CT as one of his executors (WB C, p. 472).

1798 – a John Smith was among the witnesses of the 1798 will of Grandius Quick of Clinton (WB B, p. 115).

1799 -  a John Smith was a witness to the 1799 will of David Johnston of Washington (WB C, p. 338).

1804 – the 1804 will of John Smith of Poughkeepsie names wife Margaret, no other Smiths (WB B, p. 438).

1806 – the 1806 will of David Marick of Carmel names among his heirs "brother Isaac Marick's four children, one of whom was Adah Smith, wife of Thomas Smith."  John Smith was one of the executors (WB C, p. 1).

1808 – the 1808/1809 will of John Waring of Southeast names his dau. Susanna, wife of Jonathan Smith, as one of his heirs (WB C, p. 295).

1808 – a John Cotton Smith was a witness to the 1808/1822 will of Samuel Eggleston of North East (WB E, p.276).

1812 – the 1812/1815 will of Ebenezer Cary of Beekman, physician, names his daughter Hephzibah, wife of John Smith, as one of his heirs (WB E, p. 31).

1816 – A John Smith was a witness to the 1816/1830 will of Solomon Cook of Amenia (WB H, p. 327).

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

1824 – Archibald Smith was an executor of the 1824/1826 will of Peter Snyder of Milan.  A codicil to this will mentions William A. Smith, son of John I. Smith of Rhinebeck village (WB G, pp. 355, ff).

1829 – John S. Smith was a witness to the 1829/1831 will of Jacob Schultz of Rhinebeck (WB H, p. 382).

1831 – Jonathan Smith was a witness to the 1832/1833 will of Lawrence Van Every of Poughkeepsie (WB H, p 269).

JOSEPH SMITHs

1791 – the 1791/1793 will of Solomon Smith Sr. of Philipstown – mentions wife Abigail, sons Joseph, John, James & Solomon, and 7 married daughters (WB A, p. 377).

1810 – the 1810 will of Anthony Ward of Washington names son-in-law Joseph Smith, husband of Ward's daughter, Hannah, as one of his executors (WB C, p. 558).

1827 – the 1827 will of Hannah Smith (location not stated) names her brothers Joseph and Howland Smith; her sisters Deborah Smith, Dinah Howland, Rebecca Taber and Rachel Smith; and names her brother Howland Smith one of her executors (WB H, p. 5).

JUDAH SMITH

1828 – the 1828 will of Richard B. Mosher of Stanford names daughters Judah Smith & Abigail Smith as two of his heirs.  A Susannah Smith was one of the witnesses to the will (WB H, p. 121).

 

KEZIAH SMITH

1794 – the 1794 will of Jost Garrison of Clinton names among his heirs Keziah, wife of Jesse Smith (WB A, p. 414).

LADA SMITH (see also Lydia?)

1820 – the 1820/1837 will of Peter Smith of North East names his daughter Lada, wife of Joseph Thompson; his late son David Smith; sons James W. and Daniel Smith.  His living sons were named his executors. (WB I, p. 392)

LEMUEL SMITH

1811 – the 1811 will of Samuel Smith of Phillips Town names wife Elizabeth; daughters Mary Owen, Anna Wickson (widow), Dosha Colgrove, and Sally Tompkins; youngest son, Samuel among his heirs.  His sons Philemon and Lemuel Smith were among his executors (WB C, p. 603).

LOISA/LOUISA SMITHs

1817 – the 1817 will of George Smith of Clinton (WB E, p. 341) names wife Sarah, children Sary Ann, Jane, Mary, Eliza, Hester and Loisa (WB E, p. 341).

1825 – The 1825/1831 will of Isaac Smith of Washington names wife Phebe, son Isaac, grandson Isaac Smith Tallmadge (who received Isaac Sr.'s gold watch), and daughters Abigail, Louisa, Phebe and Mary.  A Nathaniel R. Tallmadge was named one of the executors, and may have been the father of Isaac Smith Tallmadge (WB G, p. 279 and WB G, p. 471, ff.).

LUCE/LUCY SMITH

1799 – the 1799 will of Silas Deuel Sr. names among his heirs "granddaughter (Luce?) Smith (WB B, p. 170).

LUCINDY SMITH

1796 – the 1796/1797 will of Timothy Eames of Clinton names dau. Lucindy Smith among his heirs (WB B, p. 93).

LYDIA SMITHs (see also LADA)

1798 – the 1798 will of Peter Garnsey of Amenia names daughter Lydia Smith among his heirs (WB B, p. 153).

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

1836 – the 1836/1837 will of Solomon Vail of Stanford names daughter Lydia V. Smith among his heirs.  Lydia's husband not named in this abstract (WB I, p. 387).

MARGARET SMITHs

1764 - The 1764 will of Abraham Smith of Phillips Patton (sic – "Patent" intended?), naming wife Margaret, son Abraham and 4 married daughters (WB AA, p. 46)

1804 – the 1804 will of John Smith of Poughkeepsie names wife Margaret, no other Smiths (WB B, p. 438).

1807 – Margaret Smith is named as one of the children of Jacob Everson/Evertson of Clinton in his 1807 will.  Her husband isn't named (WB C, p. 105).

1815 – the 1815/1816 will of Margaret Smith of Poughkeepsie names her brothers and sisters as her heirs.  Her maiden name appears to be Dusenberry, since that is the surname of her brothers; she names no other Smiths in her will (WB E, p. 198).

MARIAH SMITH

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

MARTHA SMITH

1815 – Martha Smith was a witness to the 1815 will of David Bedford of Clinton (WB E, p. 66)

MARTIN SMITH

1822 – The 1822 will of Frederick Ham of Clinton mentions both David Smith and Martin Smith, possibly as his heirs, but no relationship is specified in the abstract (WB F, p. 318).

MARY/MARIA SMITHs (see also POLLY)

1809 – the 1809/1811 will of Elizabeth Smith of Poughkeepsie names daughters Betsy Smith, Deborah Barns/Barnes, & Ruth Terry; son Abel; and the children of her deceased son, Jacob Smith.  Also named as heirs are her grandchildren: Samuel Terry, Samuel Barns, Betsy Terry, Eliza Smith and Samuel Smith (all the above seem to be referred to as "children of my deceased son, Jacob," though the names aren't consistent with that), and Mary Elizabeth Smith, dau. of son Abel.  Also granddau. Eliza Smith, dau of Jacob.  (WB C, p. 528).

1811 – the 1811/1820 will of Henry Smith of Beekman names wife Ruth and 4 sons, James, Benjamin, Henry, and Morey, and daughter Mary.  Henry and Ruth were his executors (WB E, p. 117).

1817 – the 1817 will of George Smith of Clinton (WB E, p. 341) names wife Sarah, children Sary Ann, Jane, Mary, Eliza, Hester and Loisa (WB E, p. 341).

1823 – the 1823/1824 will of Nehemiah Oakley of Freedom names Mary Smith, wife of Thomas Smith as one of his heirs. Their daughter Anna is another of his heirs, and son-in-law Thomas Smith was one of his executors (WB G, p. 29).

1824 – the 1824/1825 will of Ebenezer Badger of Poughkeepsie names his daughter, Mary, the wife of Platt Smith as one of his heirs (WB G, p. 211).

1825 – The 1825 will of Isaac Smith of Washington names wife Phebe, son Isaac, grandson Isaac Smith Tallmadge (who received Isaac Sr.'s gold watch), and daughters Abigail, Louisa, Phebe and Mary.  A Nathaniel R. Tallmadge was named one of the executors, and may have been the father of Isaac Smith Tallmadge (WB G, p. 279 and WB G, p. 471, ff.).

1831 – the 1831/1836 will of Resula Smith of Hyde Park names several daughters (Susan, wife of Thomas Jones; Mary Myers; and Rebecca, wife of Forman Fields), but no sons (WB I, p. 363).

1838 – the 1838/1839 will of Elijah Pepper of Fishkill names daughter Maria, wife of Stephen B. Smith, as one of his heirs; Stephen B. Smith named one of his executors.  (WB J, but no page listed)

1838 – The 1838 will of Jacob Boerum of Poughkeepsie names daughter Mary, wife of Ensign T. Smith as one of his heirs, and names Ensign T. Smith as one of his executors. (WB J, p. 349, ff.)

MATTHEW SMITH

1817 – a Matthew Smith is a witness to the 1817/1822 will of Diana Wood of Fishkill (WB F, p. 266).

MAURICE SMITH (see also Morris)

1781 – a Maurice Smith was a witness to the 1781 will of Jacob Baldin/Balden of Rumbout precinct.  (WB AA, p. 78 and WB A, pp. 129-ff.)

1811 – the 1811/1820 will of Henry Smith of Beekman names wife Ruth and 4 sons, James, Benjamin, Henry, and Morey, and daughter Mary.  Henry and Ruth were his executors (WB E, p. 117).

MELANCTON SMITH (see Melanter, below – probably the same person[s])

1791 – the 1791 will of Israel Smith of Poughkeepsie, mentions brother Melancton Smith and brother-in-law Isaac Hasbrook (the will of Eliz Smith in 1842 mentions Hasbrook children – see her entries) (WB A, p. 271)

1795 – a Melancton Smith was one of the witnesses to the 1795 will of James Cooper of Poughkeepsie (WB A, p. 481).

MELANDER/MELANTER SMITH

1791 – The 1791 will of Israel Smith of Poughkeepsie mentions brother Melanter Smith (WB AA, p. 123). 
Though the heading says ISRAEL Smith, the will is signed ISAAC Smith in the abstract.  (WB AA, p. 123)

MORRIS SMITH (see also MAURICE)

1818 – the 1818/1820 will of Isaac Smith of North East names sons Silas, Reuben, Elias, Isaac and Morris.  Son Isaac B. Smith was an executor, and James W. Smith was a witness to this will (WB E, p. 84).

MOSES SMITH

1793 – a  Moses Smith witnessed the 1793 will of Samuel Dunham of Amenia (WB A, p. 350).

MUNSON SMITH

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

NANCY SMITH

1828 – The 1828/1836 will of Reuben Smith of Pine Plains names wife Nancy, & daughter Phebe Bunting among his heirs. (WB I, p. 37)

1831 – the 1831/1832 will of Abner Case of Pine Plains names Nancy Smith as one of his daughters, and mentions son-in-law Reuben Smith.  In addition, a George Smith was one of the witnesses to this will (WB H, p. 109).

NATHAN SMITH

1810 - the 1810 will of Ephriam Mosher Jr. of Stanford named Nathan Smith as one of his executors (WB C, p. 476).

1819 – a Nathan Smith was an executor of the 1819 will of Derick Westervelt of Poughkeepsie (WB F, p. 19).

NATHANIEL SMITH

1777 – Nathaniel Smith was one of the witnesses to the 1777/1797 will of Wiliam Wolven of Bateman's pct. (WB B, p. 51).

NICHOLAS SMITH

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

OTHNIEL SMITHs

1810 – an Othniel D. Smith is a witness to the 1810 will of John Patrick Sherwood of Clinton (WB C, p. 495).

PATIENCE SMITH

1802 – the 1802/1805 will of Stephen Halstead of Beekman names among his heirs, Patience Smith (WB B, p 509).

PETER SMITH

1820 – the 1820/1837 will of Peter Smith of North East names his daughter Lada, wife of Joseph Thompson; his late son David Smith; sons James W. and Daniel Smith.  His living sons were named his executors. (WB I, p. 392)

PHEBE/PHOEBE SMITHs

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

1822 – the 1822/1826 will of Moses Haight of Stanford names his brother-in-law, Wright Smith, as one of his executors.  Haight's wife was Phebe, so Phebe was evidently Wright Smith's sister.  (WB G, p. 457)

1825 – The 1825/1831 will of Isaac Smith of Washington names wife Phebe, son Isaac, grandson Isaac Smith Tallmadge (who received Isaac Sr.'s gold watch), and daughters Abigail, Louisa, Phebe and Mary.  A Nathaniel R. Tallmadge was named one of the executors, and may have been the father of Isaac Smith Tallmadge (WB G, p. 279 and WB G, p. 471, ff.).

1828 – The 1828/1836 will of Reuben Smith of Pine Plains names wife Nancy, & daughter Phebe Bunting among his heirs. (WB I, p. 37)

1831 – the 1831/1832 will of Phebe Smith of Lithgow, a single woman, mentions sisters Mary, Abigail, the wife of Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, Esq.; Louisa, the wife of Homer Wheaton, Esq.; and her brother Isaac Smith.  H.L. Smith of Poughkeepsie was one of the executors (WB H, p. 182).

PHILEMON SMITH

1810 – Philemon Smith Sr. & Jr. were witness to the 1810 will of Levi Owen of (place not named) (WB C, p. 444).

1811 – the 1811 will of Samuel Smith of Phillips Town names wife Elizabeth; daughters Mary Owen, Anna Wickson (widow), Dosha Colgrove, and Sally Tompkins; youngest son, Samuel among his heirs.  His sons Philemon and Lemuel Smith were among his executors (WB C, p. 603).

1811 – the 1811 will of Joshua Horton of Phillips Town mentions Philemon Smith (probably as one of his heirs) (WB C, p. 606).

PHILIP SMITH

1789 – a Philip Smith witnessed the 1789 will of James Sackett of Frederickstown (WB A, p. 276)

1798 – the 1798/1799 will of Platt Smith of Amenia names sons Uriah and Abraham.  Platt's two brothers, Isaac and Philip Smith were two of the executors.  Platt's father-in-law, Abraham Micler, was another executor.  The will was witnessed by Gilbert Smith (WB B, p. 129).

PLATT SMITH

1798 – the 1798/1799 will of Platt Smith of Amenia names sons Uriah and Abraham.  Platt's two brothers, Isaac and Philip Smith were two of the executors.  Platt's father-in-law, Abraham Micler, was another executor.  The will was witnessed by Gilbert Smith (WB B, p. 129).

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

1824 – the 1824/1825 will of Ebenezer Badger of Poughkeepsie names his daughter, Mary, the wife of Platt Smith as one of his heirs (WB G, p. 211).

POLLY SMITH

1822 – The 1822/1823 will of John Tice Smith of North East names daughters Polly, Elizabeth Harris & Jane Shelden, wife of Allen Shelden; sons James, Andrew & Nicholas (the latter deceased); and the children of Nicholas – Betsey, Mariah, Phebe, Jane, Anna & John.  Also his grandson, John Smith, son of his son, John, also deceased, who now lives with him.  Son James was an executor of the will (WB F, p. 485).

RACHEL SMITH

1827 – the 1827 will of Hannah Smith (location not stated) names her brothers Joseph and Howland Smith; her sisters Deborah Smith, Dinah Howland, Rebecca Taber and Rachel Smith; and names her brother Howland Smith one of her executors (WB H, p. 5).

RANSELLOR SMITH

1827 – the 1827 will of William McMarlin of Fishkill names Ransellor Smith as one of his executors (WB H, p. 11).

REBECCA SMITH

1804 – a Rebeckah Smith is a witness to the 1804/1808 will of Isaac Allerton of Amenia (WB C, p. 145).

1827 – the 1827 will of Hannah Smith (location not stated) names her brothers Joseph and Howland Smith; her sisters Deborah Smith, Dinah Howland, Rebecca Taber and Rachel Smith; and names her brother Howland Smith one of her executors (WB H, p. 5).

1831 – the 1831/1836 will of Resula Smith of Hyde Park names several daughters (Susan, wife of Thomas Jones; Mary Myers; and Rebecca, wife of Forman Fields), but no sons (WB I, p. 363).

RESULA SMITH

1831 – the 1831/1836 will of Resula Smith of Hyde Park names several daughters (Susan, wife of Thomas Jones; Mary Myers; and Rebecca, wife of Forman Fields), but no sons (WB I, p. 363).

REUBEN SMITH

1818 – the 1818/1820 will of Isaac Smith of North East names sons Silas, Reuben, Elias, Isaac and Morris.  Son Isaac B. Smith was an executor, and James W. Smith was a witness to this will (WB E, p. 84).

1828 – The 1828/1836 will of Reuben Smith of Pine Plains names wife Nancy, & daughter Phebe Bunting among his heirs. (WB I, p. 37)

1831 – the 1831/1832 will of Abner Case of Pine Plains names Nancy Smith as one of his daughters, and mentions son-in-law Reuben Smith.  In addition, a George Smith was one of the witnesses to this will (WB H, p. 109).

1833 – Reuben Smith is an executor of the 1833/1834 will of Mariah Winans of Pine Plains (WB H, p. 424).

RICHARD SMITH

1800 – the 1800/1801 will of Samuel Smith of Poughkeepsie names sons Richard, Abel & Jacob, and wife Elizabeth and 3 daughters, two of them married (WB B, p. 270).

RUTH SMITHs

1801 – The 1801/1810 will of Amos Osborn of Pawling Town names daughter Ruth Smith as one of his heirs (WB C, p. 425).

1806 – Ruth Smith was a witness to the 1806 will of Stephen Mory of Washington pct. (WB C, p. 27)

1811 – the 1811/1820 will of Henry Smith of Beekman names wife Ruth and 4 sons, James, Benjamin, Henry, and Morey, and daughter Mary.  Henry and Ruth were his executors (WB E, p. 117).

1813 – the 1813/1814 will of Hezekiah Rogers of Beekman names daughters Hannah Smith, wife of James Smith, and Ruth Smith, deceased, wife of James Smith, AND Hezekiah Smith, son of Ruth Smith, deceased (WB D, p. 472).

SALLY/SALEY SMITH

1802 – the 1802/1814 will of Richbell Williams of Clinton names his daughter, Saley (Sally intended?), wife of Daniel Smith, as one of his heirs (WB D, p. 461).

SAMUEL SMITH

(undated) – a Samuel Smith was an executor of will of Zebulon Mills of Charlotte pct. (no date listed in abstract – WB A, p. 68)

1795 – Samuel Smith Jr. was one of the witnesses to the 1795 will of Peter Bell of Philipstown (WB A, p. 502).

1800 – the 1800/1801 will of Samuel Smith of Poughkeepsie names sons Richard, Abel & Jacob, and wife Elizabeth and 3 daughters, two of them married (WB B, p. 270).

1809 – the 1809/1811 will of Elizabeth Smith of Poughkeepsie names daughters Betsy Smith, Deborah Barns/Barnes, & Ruth Terry; son Abel; and the children of her deceased son, Jacob Smith.  Also named as heirs are her grandchildren: Samuel Terry, Samuel Barns, Betsy Terry, Eliza Smith and Samuel Smith (all the above seem to be referred to as "children of my deceased son, Jacob," though the names aren't consistent with that), and Mary Elizabeth Smith, dau. of son Abel.  Also granddau. Eliza Smith, dau of Jacob.  (WB C, p. 528).

1811 – the 1811 will of Samuel Smith of Phillips Town names wife Elizabeth; daughters Mary Owen, Anna Wickson (widow), Dosha Colgrove, and Sally Tompkins; youngest son, Samuel among his heirs.  His sons Philemon and Lemuel Smith were among his executors (WB C, p. 603).

SARAH SMITHs

1799 – Jeremiah and Sarah Smith were witnesses of the 1799/1804 will of Peter Van Dyck of Clinton (WB B, p. 428).

1813 – the 1813/1814 will of Joseph Blatchley of Fishkill names daughter Sarah Smith and son-in-law David Smith among his heirs (WB D, p. 442).

1815 – the 1815 will of Peter Alley of Beekman names "children of my daughter, Sarah, wife of Henry Smith" as some of his heirs (WB E, p. 116).

1817 – the 1817 will of George Smith of Clinton (WB E, p. 341) names wife Sarah, children Sary Ann, Jane, Mary, Eliza, Hester and Loisa (WB E, p. 341).

1819 – The 1819/1826 will of Elijah Smith of Amenia mentions wife Lydia, sons Elijah, Munson, Jesse, Enoch and Platt; and daughters Anna, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, Huldah & Chloe.  (WB G, p. 378, ff.)  A codicil to this will names sons Elijah and Platt and five of his daughters.

1824 – the 1824 will of Jacob Cornell of Clinton names his daughter, Sarah S. Smith, as one of his heirs.  Her husband isn't named (WB G, p. 18).

1824 – the 1824/1826 will of Jacob Bush of Poughkeepsie names "Sarah & Harriet, two of the children of William B. Smith" among his heirs (WB G, p. 348).

1824 – the 1824/1832 will of Jacob Bush of Poughkeepsie mentions "the children of William B. Smith, Sarah & Harriet" among his heirs (WB H, p. 180).

SILAS SMITH

1818 – the 1818/1820 will of Isaac Smith of North East names sons Silas, Reuben, Elias, Isaac and Morris.  Son Isaac B. Smith was an executor, and James W. Smith was a witness to this will (WB E, p. 84).

SOLOMON SMITH

1791 – the 1791/1793 will of Solomon Smith Sr. of Philipstown – mentions wife Abigail, sons Joseph, John, James & Solomon, and 7 married daughters (WB A, p. 377).

1794 – the 1794/1813 will of John Philips of Fishkill names dau. Elizabeth, "wife of Solomon Smith" as one of his heirs (WB D, p. 204).

STEPHEN SMITHs

1813 – Stephen Smith was a witness to the 1813/1814 will of Pontius Woolley of Clinton (WB D, p. 458).

1813 – the 1813/1817 will of Abraham Smith of Fishkill names "Abraham Smith, of the City of New York, first son of my nephew Stephen Smith, late of the same place, now deceased; Stephen Smith, second son of my nephew Stephen Smith; Alada Smith, present wife of John De Myer of Kingston, Ulster Co."(among others) as his heirs (WB E, p. 333).

1819 – Stephen Smith was an executor of the 1819/1827 will of Quinby Cornell of Clinton (WB H, p. 1).

1838 – the 1838/1839 will of Elijah Pepper of Fishkill names daughter Maria, wife of Stephen B. Smith, as one of his heirs; Stephen B. Smith named one of his executors.  (WB J, but no page listed)

1838 – Stephen B. Smith of Fishkill was a witness to the 1838 will of Thomas T. Wood of Fishkill (WB J, p. 206).

SUSAN SMITH

1831 – the 1831/1836 will of Resula Smith of Hyde Park names several daughters (Susan, wife of Thomas Jones; Mary Myers; and Rebecca, wife of Forman Fields), but no sons (WB I, p. 363).

SUSANNAH SMITHs

1802 – Susanna Smith was among the witnesses of the 1802 will of Thomas Baker of Beekman's pct. (WB B, p. 331)

1808 – The 1808/1809 will of John Waring of Southeast names his dau. Susanna, wife of Jonathan Smith, as one of his heirs (WB C, p. 295).

1818 – the 1818 will of Anna Delemater of Amenia names "daughter Susanna Smith" among her heirs (WB E, p. 435).

1828 – the 1828 will of Richard B. Mosher of Stanford names daughters Judah Smith & Abigail Smith as two of his heirs.  A Susannah Smith was one of the witnesses to the will (WB H, p. 121).

SYLVE SMITH

1797 – a Sylve Smith was among the witnesses of the 1797/1803 will of Jacob Hewenton of Paulings Town (WB B, p. 370).

THOMAS SMITH

1806 – the 1806 will of David Marick of Carmel names among his heirs "brother Isaac Marick's four children, one of whom was Adah Smith, wife of Thomas Smith."  John Smith was one of the executors (WB C, p. 1).

1823 – the 1823/1824 will of Nehemiah Oakley of Freedom names Mary Smith, wife of Thomas Smith as one of his heirs. Their daughter Anna is another of his heirs, and son-in-law Thomas Smith was one of his executors (WB G, p. 29).

URIAH SMITH

1798 – the 1798/1799 will of Platt Smith of Amenia names sons Uriah and Abraham.  Platt's two brothers, Isaac and Philip Smith were two of the executors.  Platt's father-in-law, Abraham Micler, was another executor.  The will was witnessed by Gilbert Smith (WB B, p. 129).

1801 – Uriah Smith was a witness to the 1801/1806 will of Mary Hallack of Clinton (WB B, p. 655).

1804 – the will of Jacob Smith of Clinton, dated Dec. 16, 1804 and probated March 20, 1810, names wife Rebecca, sons Uriah, Isaac and William Smith, and 5 daughters.  It named his BROTHER Isaac as one of the executors (WB C, p. 451).

1812 – the 1812/1813 will of Richard Baker of Clinton names his friend Uriah Smith as one of his executors, and Valentine H. P. Smith was a witness to this will (WB D, p. 22).

1812 – the 1812 will of Gilbert Tompkins of Clinton names Uriah Smith as one of the witnesses (WB D, p. 44).

VALENTINE SMITH

1812 – the 1812/1813 will of Richard Baker of Clinton names his friend Uriah Smith as one of his executors, and Valentine H. P. Smith was a witness to this will (WB D, p. 22).

WILLIAM SMITHs

1804 – the will of Jacob Smith of Clinton, dated Dec. 16, 1804 and probated March 20, 1810, names wife Rebecca, sons Uriah, Isaac and William Smith, and 5 daughters.  It named his BROTHER Isaac as one of the executors (WB C, p. 451).

1818 – William B. Smith was a witness to the 1818/1824 will of Richard Everett of Poughkeepsie (WB G, p. 116).

1823 – the 1823/1824 will of Henry Sleight of Clinton was witnessed by Archibald Smith and William A. Smith (WB G, p. 85).  These two also witnessed a 1824 codicil to this will, below.

1823 – Archibald and William A. Smith were witnesses to the 1823/1825 will of Hannah Link of Milan (WB G, p. 241).

1823 – the 1823/1832 will of Elizabeth Rogers, widow and relict of James Rogers, formerly of Poughkeepsie, deceased, names among her heirs her grand-children Charles Smith, son of my late daughter Betsy, and William R. Smith (WB H, p. 221).

1824 – Archibald Smith & William A. Smith were witnesses to the 1823/1825 will of Henry Sleight of Clinton, and to a 1824 codicil described in this passage (WB G, p. 174).

1824 – the 1824/1826 will of Jacob Bush of Poughkeepsie names "Sarah & Harriet, two of the children of William B. Smith" among his heirs (WB G, p. 348).

1824 – Archibald Smith was an executor of the 1824/1826 will of Peter Snyder of Milan.  A codicil to this will mentions William A. Smith, son of John I. Smith of Rhinebeck village; a second codicil to the above will of Peter Snyder mentions William A. Smith, son of John I. Smith of Rhinebeck Flatts. (WB G, pp. 355, ff).

1824 – the 1824/1832 will of Jacob Bush of Poughkeepsie mentions "the children of William B. Smith, Sarah & Harriet" among his heirs (WB H, p. 180).

1825 – a William H. Smith witnessed an 1825 codicil to the 1825 will of Thomas Duncan of Stanford (WB G, p. 323).

1825 – the 1825/1827 will of Freelove Mitchell of Poughkeepsie names William Smith of Pleasant Valley as one of her executors.  Her will was witnessed by Ensign T. Smith, William J. Smith and Eliza Ann Smith (WB G, p. 513).

WRIGHT SMITH

1822 – the 1822/1826 will of Moses Haight of Stanford names his brother-in-law, Wright Smith, as one of his executors.  Haight's wife was Phebe, so Phebe was evidently Wright Smith's sister.  (WB G, p. 457)

ZEBULON SMITH

1790 – The 1790 will of Isaac GREEN of Washington township names dau. Elizabeth, "wife of Zebulon Smith" as one of his heirs (WB A, p. 254). 

 

This concludes the list of Smith entries in Minnie Cohen's book of abstracts of Dutchess County, NY wills.  I hope that it helps others in their research of individuals with this most common surname.

 

Reiley Kidd, MD
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October 5th, 2012