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1817 Jun 17
Columbian Register
Letter in New Haven Post Office as of 1 Jun 1817
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Letter in New Haven Post Office as of 1 Jun 1817



Abram (Abraham) Smith - Name:	Abram Smith
Birth Date:	abt 1760
Death Date:	19 Apr 1849
Age at Death:	89
Cemetery:	North
Abram (Abraham) Smith

Name: Abram Smith
Birth Date: abt 1760
Death Date: 19 Apr 1849
Age at Death: 89
Cemetery: North Cemetery
Burial Place: Woodbury, Connecticut

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com 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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American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA  Abram (Abraham)  Smith

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

Abram (Abraham) Smith was born 30 May 1760 in Woodbridge, Connecticut, USA . 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.


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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.

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Abram (Abraham) Smith married America/USA Elizabeth Minot-- Date: abt. 1789 Place: , Connecticut, USA
Elizabeth Minot was the daughter of James Minot and Rebecca Blanchard



Updated: 5/24/2016 2:56:12 PM


Children:
America/USA Minot Smith (b.abt. 1787, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. 16 March 1858, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA)

America/USA Abigail Smith (b.bet. 1787-1790, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. aft. 1810, )

America/USA Isaac Smith (b.abt. 1791, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. 23 May 1831?, Woodbury, Connecticut?)

America/USA Elizabeth Smith (b.abt. 1794, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. aft. 1810, )

America/USA Sherman Smith (b.24 November 1800, Hamden, Connecticut, USA  d. 29 February 1864, Ledyard, New York, USA )



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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 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of ...Read MORE...


USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

The Boston Massacre | The American Revolution
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USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

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1774 - Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut

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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts...Read MORE...


USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed

historyorb.com - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in...Read MORE...


USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

The Truth About Paul Revere | America: Facts vs. Fiction
American Heroes...Read MORE...


USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.

Reading Through History (www.youtube.com)

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USA 1775 - April 20 - British begin siege of Boston

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USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion of his militia across the half-mile width of Lake Champlain to the base of the fort. As the sun...Read MORE...


USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening of the First Continental Congress. Many of the same 56 delegates who attended the first meeting...Read MORE...


USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces...Read MORE...


USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

December 31, 1775

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

America the Story of Us: Declaration of Independence
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USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole army crossed the Delaware River, which was frozen in places, on Christmas night, 1776, from...Read MORE...


USA 1777 - July 5 - St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British


USA 1777 - September 26 - British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution

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USA 1777 - October 17 - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY

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USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

Still at war with Great Britain, the...Read MORE...


USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The winter was particularly harsh, and the army was short on food, clothing, and supplies. But they...Read MORE...


World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.


World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.


USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered.

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USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the British. That day came on October 19, 1781, when the British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered...Read MORE...


Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...


Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...


USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
On September 3, 1783, more than a year after the last shots were fired, a peace treaty was drawn up in Paris. Under the terms of the treaty, the United States was granted territory as far west as the ...Read MORE...


News 1787 - Bethlehem, CT incorporated as "Bethlem"

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USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation. The United ...Read MORE...


1788 - Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut

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U.S. Presidents 1789 - April 30 - George Washington (1732–1799) became 1st President of the United States
On April 30, 1789, in a deep, low voice, George Washington gave his first speech as president of the United States. This speech is now known as the first presidential inaugural address. He spoke to a ...Read MORE...


USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important topic the first representatives and senators needed to address was establishing the U.S. military....Read MORE...


1790
Abraham Smith in Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut - 1 free white male age 16 + including head of family (Abraham), 1 free white male under 16 (1 son, Minot), 2 free white females including heads of families (Elizabeth + 1 daughter)
1790 U.S. Census
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USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States.

President George Washington commissioned French engineer...Read MORE...


USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect

TED-Ed (www.youtube.com)

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USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded

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Invention 1793 - The cotton gin is invented (Eli Whitney, United States)
"In 1793, Eli Whitney invented a simple machine that influenced the history of the United States. He invented a cotton gin that was popular in the South. The South became the cotton producing part...Read MORE...


World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy


U.S. Presidents 1797 - March 4 - John Adams (1735-1826) becomes 2nd President of the United States
The presidential election was the first contested election in the United States. When the final tabulation of votes arrived at the senate, ironically it was Adams who opened the envelope as he was...Read MORE...


World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered


1800
Abra Smith in Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut - 1 free white male under 10 (Isaac), 1 free white male 10-15 (Minot), 1 free white male 26-44 (Abraham), 1 free white female under 10, 1 free white female 10-15, 1 free white female 26-44 (Elizabeth)
1800 U.S. Census
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Invention 1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
...Probably the most important developments in the science of electricity started with the invention of the first battery in 1800 by Alessandro Volta. This battery gave the world its first...Read MORE...


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
On February 17, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected president of the United States, but there was more to it than beating his opponent. When Thomas Jefferson ran for president, he beat his opponent,...Read MORE...


USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and homesteaders eagerly moved west to start a new life in the plains, hills and mountains west of the...Read MORE...


USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

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World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire


USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

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1806 - Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut

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U.S. Presidents 1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States
In 1809, Madison succeeded Jefferson as president, defeating Charles C. Pinckney. His wife, Dolley Payne Todd, whom he married in 1794, brought a new social sparkle to the executive mansion. In the...Read MORE...


1810 Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut
A. Smith family - 1 male under 10 (Sherman), 1 male 10-15 (Isaac), 2 males 16-25 (Minot & ?), 2 (possibly erased) males 26-44, 1 male 45+ (Abram), 2 females 16-25, 1 female 45+ (Elizabeth).
1810 U.S. Census
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World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.


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.


USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding summers were so cold as to suggest a possible future famine. This tendency to frigidity reached its...Read MORE...


1817 - Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut

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Invention 1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports. Among its many drawbacks was that it was impossible...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1817 - March 4 - James Monroe (1758-1831) becomes 5th President of the United States
Elected president in 1816 over the Federalist Rufus King, and reelected without opposition in 1820, Monroe, the last of the Virginia dynasty, pursued the course of systematic tranquilization that won ...Read MORE...


USA 1819 - The Panic of 1819 - A combination of bad banking practices; too much land speculation and competition from Europe caused the United States to enter its first economic depression.
In 1819 a financial panic swept across the country. The growth in trade that followed the War of 1812 came to an abrupt halt. Unemployment mounted, banks failed, mortgages were foreclosed, and...Read MORE...


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

Isaac Smith
1 male, age 10-16; 1 male, age 26-45 (Isaac); 1 female, under 10; 1 female, age 16-26 (wife); 1 person engaged in agriculture (Isaac)
1820 U.S. Census
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6 Feb 1823 Deed
Grantor: Abram Smith
Grantee: Job Northrop
Location: N. Woodbury
Index to Land Records Grantor to Grantee, Town Clerk, Town Hall, Woodbury, Connecticut
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Invention 1824 - Portland cement is invented (Joseph Aspdin, England)
One of the greatest commodities in the United States today is a greyish powder commonly sold in 50-pound bags for about 10 cents a pound.

Modern Portland cement has a rather short but fabulous...Read MORE...


Invention 1825 - The locomotive is invented (George Stephenson, England)
"... in 1811 George Stephenson made an engine. 'At last something practical has been designed,' thought many. George improved his design, and by 1825 his locomotion was on the rails. This was the...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1825 - March 4 - John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) becomes 6th President of the United States
When no presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes in 1824, Adams, with the support of Henry Clay, was elected by the House in 1825 over Andrew Jackson, who had the original...Read MORE...


USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed

The Erie Canal (www.youtube.com)

The work completed. - This is the day,...Read MORE...


26 Sept 1826 Deed
Grantor: Abram Smith
Grantee: Benjamin Turney
Location: Middle Road Turnpike
Index to Land Records Grantor to Grantee, Town Clerk, Town Hall, Woodbury, Connecticut
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Invention 1826 - The gas stove is invented (James Sharp, UK)
...John Baptist von Helmont, born at Brussels in 1677, while engaged in chemical research, discovered gas and named it. An English rector, Rev. Dr. John Clayton, discovered coal gas in 1792, thereby...Read MORE...


USA 1826 - July 4 – Former US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.
On July 4, 1826, at the age of 90, Adams lay on his deathbed while the country celebrated Independence Day. His last words were Thomas Jefferson still survives. He was mistaken: Jefferson had died...Read MORE...


Invention 1827 - Matches are invented (John Walker, England)
In 1827 the first friction match was invented in England by John Walker. Walker's matches were sticks tipped with a mixture of chemicals that burst into flame when scratched against a rough...Read MORE...


USA 1827 - February 28 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
On February 28, 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first U.S. railway chartered for commercial transport of passengers and freight. There were skeptics who doubted that a steam engine...Read MORE...


Invention 1829 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)
MONUMENT FOR SUPPOSED SEWING MACHINE INVENTOR

Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of Associated Press) - A monument is to be erected here soon in honor of Bartholomew Thimonnier, whom the...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1829 - March 4 - Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) becomes 7th President of the United States.
As president, Jackson greatly expanded the power and prestige of the presidential office and carried through an unprecedented program of domestic reform, vetoing the bill to extend the United States...Read MORE...


1830 Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
Abram Smith
1 male, under 5; 1 male 40 & under 50; 1 male, 70 & under 80 (Abram); 1 female, under 5; 2 females, 5 & under 10; 1 female, 10 & under 15; 1 female, 30 & under 40; 1 female, 60 & under 70; 1 female, 70 & under 80 (Elizabeth)
1830 U.S. Census
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2 July 1830 Deed
Minot Smith's Deed from Abram Smith
Grantor: Abram Smith of Bethlehem, conservator of Isaac Smith of Woodbury
Grantee: Minot Smith
Location: Rocky Mountain?
"…I Abram Smith of Bethlem in the County of Litchfield and the State of Connecticut and Conservator of Isaac Smith of Woodbury in said...Read MORE...


25 Jan 1830 Deed
Wheeler Atwood's Deed from Abram Smith
Grantor: Abram Smith of Bethlehem
Grantee: Wheeler Atwood
"…I Abram Smith of Bethlem in Litchfield County Connecticut for consideration of a valuable sum o fmoney received to my full satsifaction of Wheeler Atwood of Woodbury…one half of about ten acres of...Read MORE...


USA 1830 - May 28 – The Indian Removal Act marks the beginning of the forced relocation of five tribes of native Americans, known as Trail of Tears
The Indian Removal Act was a law passed by Congress on May 28, 1830, during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. It authorized the president to negotiate with Indian tribes in the Southern United States ...Read MORE...


1832
Smith, Abram, adm. com. Nov. 5, 1832, by profession

Bethlehem Congregational Church, 1738-1850

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013.
Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford,...Read MORE...


USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

1832 Death of Spouse/Partner
Elizabeth Minot died 4 April 1832, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA

1835
Smith, Abram, ch. mem. July 1, 1835, dism. by letter

Bethlehem Congregational Church, 1738-1850

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013.
Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford,...Read MORE...


USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as the Alamo. Texans fighting for independence from Mexico had seized the structure and sent Mexican...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1837 - March 4 - Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) becomes 8th President of the United States
In 1832, Van Buren became vice president; in 1836, president. The Panic of 1837 overshadowed his term. He attributed it to the overexpansion of the credit and favored the establishment of an...Read MORE...


USA 1873 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s. Profits, prices and wages went down while unemployment went up....Read MORE...


World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

www.wikipedia.org - January 2, 1839

1840 Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
Abram Smith, age 80, head of household: Abram Smith
Living next to Wheeler Atwood.
1840 Census of Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Services ("http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/colonial/census/1840/)
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1840 Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
Abram Smith
1 male, 80 & under 90 (Abram); 1 female, 15 & under 20; 1 female, 40 & under 50; 1 female, 60 & under 70
1840 U.S. Census
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USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly to the New England states, made their choice to seek a better life. These were predominantly young...Read MORE...


USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley. It was not a road in any modern sense, only parallel ruts leading across endless prairie,...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1841 - April 4 - John Tyler (1790-1862) becomes 10th President of the United States.
Elected vice president on the Whig ticket in 1840, Tyler succeeded to the presidency on Harrison's death. His strict-constructionist views soon caused a split with the Henry Clay wing of the Whig...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1841 - March 4 - William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) becomes 9th President of the United States - dies one month after assuming the office.
Nominated for president in 1835 as a military hero whom the conservative politicians hoped to be able to control, he ran surprisingly well against Van Buren in 1836. Four years later, he defeated Van ...Read MORE...


USA 1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
Webster–Ashburton Treaty, (1842), treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain establishing the northeastern boundary of the U.S. and providing for Anglo–U.S. cooperation in the suppression of the...Read MORE...


Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)
"The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a civil servant (Government worker) who had helped set-up the new 'Public Record Office' (now called the ...Read MORE...


6 Mar 1844 Deed
Minot Smith's Deed from Abram Smith
Grantor: Abram Smith of Woodbury
Grantee: Minott Smith
Location: Nonnewaug
"…I Abram Smith of Woodbury in the County of Litchfield for the consideration of a valuable sum received to my full satisfaction of my Son Minot Smith of Bethlem in said County Do...Read MORE...


USA 1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would...Read MORE...


Invention 1845 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)
"John Gorrie was born in 1803 and spent most of his childhood in South Carolina. After receiving a degree in medicine, he moved to Apalachicola, Florida, a port city on the Gulf of Mexico. In...Read MORE...


Invention 1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, England)
"THE FIRST elastic bands, made from vulcanised rubber, were patented on March 17, 1845, by Stephen Perry of Messrs Perry & Co, rubber manufacturers of London. Production of rubber bands 'for papers,...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1845 - March 4 - James K. Polk (1795-1849) becomes 11th President of the United States
When James K. Polk accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency, he was not very well known. The Whig opposition party played on his obscurity, sniping, "Who is James K. Polk?" An...Read MORE...


World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

Flight From Famine
Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com)
www.wikipedia.org - September 9, 1845

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim), resulted in the...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, who saw something shiny in Sutter Creek near Coloma, California. He had discovered gold...Read MORE...


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.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848


Death record not available in Woodbury Town Hall or Woodbury Public Library. Burial information also not available in Woodbury. Checked Bethlehem Public Library. No information available. Bethlehem Town Hall was closed.
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1849 Death
Name: Abram Smith
Gender: Male
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Death Date: 19 Apr 1849
Death Place: Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
Age: 89
Birth Date: 1760
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1849
Smith, Abram, d. [Mar. 2], 1849, AE 85

Bethlehem Congregational Church, 1738-1850

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013.
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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
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Name: Abram Smith
Birth Date: abt 1760
Age at Death: 89
Death Date: 19 Apr 1849
Death Place: Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut
Gender: Male
FHL Film Number: 3374

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
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"Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

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

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com 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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