Early Settlers - Smithfield


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.
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


Transcribed and contributed by Sandy Goodspeed, 1999.
Last updated: 24 Mar 2000

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