Early settlers in the Town of Smithfield taken from "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.
Jasper AYLESWORTH, native of Rhode Island
Ichabod BUMP, father of Ithamar
Moses, Nathan, David, Jonathan, Gideon, Jacob BUMP, sons of Ichabod
Hannah BRONSON, daughter of Ichabod & wife of Ebenezer Bronson
Samuel & Jacob WALKER
Mrs. MOODY & sons Samuel & David
Mrs. MATTISON & sons John, Abraham, Eli & Nathan
Capt. Joseph BLACK
Peter SMITH, with his family, from Utica with family
Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 24 Mar 2000
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