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American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Abram (Abraham)  SMITH

  (b. 30 May 1760Woodbridge, Crown Colony of Connecticut   d. 19 April 1849Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA )  
Age: 89

Abram (Abraham) SMITH was born 30 May 1760 in Woodbridge, Crown Colony of Connecticut . Abram (Abraham) SMITH was the child of Isaac SMITH and Katherine COOK and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Daniel SMITH and Abigail ALLING (maternal)  Israel COOK and Elizabeth CLARK

He married  Elizabeth MINOT abt. 1789 in Connecticut, USA .  The couple had (at least) 5 children. Elizabeth MINOT  was born 1761 in Concord, New Hampshire, USA .  She died 4 April 1832 in Woodbury, Connecticut, USA .  She was the daughter of James MINOT and Rebecca BLANCHARD.

Abram (Abraham) SMITH died 19 April 1849 in Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA.
The name Connecticut originates from the Algonquian word 'Quinnehtukqut' (beside the long tidal river). (

Prior to 1638 - Connecticut, New England
1638 - 1662 - New Haven Colony
1662 - 1687 - Connecticut Colony
1688 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1787 - Crown Colony of Connecticut
January 5, 1788 - Connecticut becomes 5th U.S. state

Did You Know?America - Did you know? Inches, Teaspoons and a Ton of Bricks: It's perfectly acceptable to use the metric system in the United States - Congress originally authorized it in 1866 and has repeated those sentiments in the years since - but tradition tells a whole other tale. Although the government now requires metric use in some public sectors and strongly encourages it in many private industries, the American public never really took to the system and largely dismissed it, making the United States the only industrialized nation where that's the case. In an effort to move the matter along, Congress even passed a Metric Conversion Act of 1975 and set up a U.S. Metric Board to take care of all the planning for the desired transition, but they apparently didn't empower the board with enough authority, and the American people essentially said, 'meh' to adopting metric and continued on with their miles, pounds, ounces and all the rest. Similarly lackluster efforts since then have done little to get Americans to change their ways.


Source: Burnham genealogy passed down through Feige family over the years, given to "Skip" Feige by his Aunt, Anna C. Feige Lachapelle indicates that Abram Smith of this birth date and place and Elizabeth Minot of Concord are the parents of Sherman Smith.
Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA (Amity) - Elioenai Clark Tavern
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Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA - The Federated Church of Bethlehem, Conn. - Founded in 1739
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Abram (Abraham) SMITH married flag Elizabeth MINOT-- Date: abt. 1789 Place: , Connecticut, USA
Elizabeth MINOT was the daughter of James MINOT and Rebecca BLANCHARD

flag Minot SMITH (b.abt. 1787, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. 16 March 1858, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA)

flag Abigail SMITH ( 1787-1790, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. aft. 1810, )

flag Isaac SMITH (b.abt. 1791, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. 23 May 1831?, Woodbury, Connecticut?)

flag Elizabeth SMITH (b.abt. 1794, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. aft. 1810, )

flag Sherman SMITH (b.24 November 1800, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. 29 February 1864, Ledyard, New York, USA )

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Birth Date:	abt 1760
Death Date:	19 Apr 1849
Age at Death:	89
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USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
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USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

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USA 1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.

USA 1776 - May 2: The American revolution gains support from King Louis XVI of France

USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence

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USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
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USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
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Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
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Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
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USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
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USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
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U.S. Presidents 1789 - April 30 - George Washington (1732–1799) became 1st President of the United States
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USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
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World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

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Invention 1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
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1800 Birth of Child
Sherman SMITH was born 24 November 1800, Hamden, Connecticut, USA
World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

U.S. Presidents 1801 - March 4 - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) becomes 3rd President of the United States
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USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
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U.S. Presidents 1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States
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World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

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1817 - Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut

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1820 Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
Abram Smith
1 male, 45+ (Abram); 1 female, 45+ (Elizabeth); 1 person engaged in agriculture...Read MORE...

6 Feb 1823 Deed
Grantor: Abram Smith
Grantee: Job Northrop
Location: N. Woodbury
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U.S. Presidents 1825 - March 4 - John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) becomes 6th President of the United States
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USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed

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26 Sept 1826 Deed
Grantor: Abram Smith
Grantee: Benjamin Turney
Location: Middle Road Turnpike
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2 July 1830 Deed
Minot Smith's Deed from Abram Smith
Grantor: Abram Smith of Bethlehem, conservator of Isaac Smith...

25 Jan 1830 Deed
Wheeler Atwood's Deed from Abram Smith
Grantor: Abram Smith of Bethlehem
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Smith, Abram, adm. com. Nov. 5, 1832, by profession

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USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
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1832 Death of Spouse/Partner
Elizabeth MINOT died 4 April 1832, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA
Smith, Abram, ch. mem. July 1, 1835, dism. by letter

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USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
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1840 Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
Abram Smith, age 80, head of household: Abram Smith
Living next to Wheeler Atwood.
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1840 Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
Abram Smith
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Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)
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6 Mar 1844 Deed
Minot Smith's Deed from Abram Smith
Grantor: Abram Smith of Woodbury
Grantee: Minott...

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Invention 1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, England)
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USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
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USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
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USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S. - February 2, 1848

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1849 Death
Name: Abram Smith
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Death Date: 19 Apr 1849
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Smith, Abram, d. [Mar. 2], 1849, AE 85

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1854 Deed
Grantor: Abram Smith and Minott Smith
Grantee: Harmon W. Judson
Location: Brush Hill
Index to Land Records Grantor to Grantee, Town Clerk, Town Hall, Woodbury, Connecticut

Research Research Death of Abram

Probably buried at North Cemetery (old) near Linden Rd and Church St in Woodbury, Connecticut. His wife, Elizabeth, is buried there. There are several broken gravestones nearby. There are also two tiny stones that might have been children. Unable to read names.

Name: Abram Smith
Birth Date: abt 1760
Death Date: 19 Apr 1849
Age at Death: 89
Cemetery: North Cemetery
Burial Place: Woodbury, Connecticut Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: The Charles R. Hale Collection. Hale Collection of Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions. Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut State Library.

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