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John Smith 1752-1836?

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

"In November 1800, John Smith came to Painesville with his family. They landed on the beach at the mouth of Grand river, about the middle of the month. With the winter of a new country already commenced, without a home or provisions, they would have suffered had it not been for those already accustomed to pioneer life. They remained at the house of Judge Walworth, until their log house was built on the hill leading to the Arch Bridge east of Seth Marshall."

John Smith served in the Mass. Continentals, receiving a pension in 1818, at the age of sixty-six. His name appears on the poll books of Painesville township, each year until 1836, when he would have been 84 years of age, and it is supposed he died, though his burial place is not know. In 1803 he purchased a farm of 150 acres on the lake shore, now owned by the Fairport Land Co. just west of Shorelands, said to be the place Gen. Paine built his first house in Ohio. He held town offices.

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