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American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA  Allen  Smith

  (b. 11 March 1758New Haven, Connecticut, USA   d. 30 July 1847Plattsburgh, New York, USA )  

Allen Smith was born 11 March 1758 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Allen 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  Leah Webb 17 January 1789 .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Leah Webb  was born 28 November 1769 in , New York, USA .  She died 16 July 1846 in Plattsburgh, New York, USA . 

Allen Smith died 30 July 1847 in Plattsburgh, New York, USA.


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America/USA Harvey Smith (b.4 July 1796, Plattsburgh, New York, USA  d. 4 June 1886, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA)

 Simeon Smith (b.,   d. , )

 Augustine Smith (b.,   d. , )

 Rebecca Smith (b.,   d. , )

 Isaac Smith (b.,   d. 1857, , New York, USA)

 Richard Smith (b.1806,   d. 1849, Plattsburgh, New York, USA)



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News 1763 - Brick State House erected on New Haven Green.
In 1763, a new brick State House with courtrooms and a town hall on the lower floor and rooms for the General Assembly on the upper floor was erected on the Green on Temple Street.
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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.
World History, Part Two, Arco Publishing, Inc., New York, 1980 -

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...


News 1767 - Thomas and Samuel Green launch newspaper which after many changes becomes New Haven Journal-Courier
Thomas [Green] was a prolific Connecticut printer, publishing or helping to publish about four hundred items in his lifetime. He helped edit and print the first newspaper in the colony, the 1755 New...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

The Boston Tea Party
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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.

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The Battles of Lexington and...Read MORE...


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

U.S. Revolutionary War
Service: CONNECTICUT Rank: CORPORAL
Birth: 3-11-1758 NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT
Death: 7-30-1847 CLINTON CO NEW YORK
Service Description: 1) ALSO PVT
Spouse: LEAH WEBB
Daughters of the American Revolution (services.dar.org)
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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

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.


News 1779 - British troops under General Tryon raid New Haven
On July 5, the British arrive off New Haven. Troops under Brigadier General George Garth come ashore and commence the destruction of public property and ships in the harbor, although Garth ignores...Read MORE...


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...


News 1784 - New Haven Incorporated as a City
New Haven was incorporated as a city in 1784, and Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Constitution and author of the "Connecticut Compromise", became the new city's first mayor.
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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...


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...


1789 Marriage / Partner
Allen Smith and Leah Webb 17 January 1789,

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...


Goshen, Connecticut
Lived in Goshen, Litchfield, Connecticut around 1790.
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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

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The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments...Read MORE...


News 1792 - New Haven Bank established
In 1792, New Haven Bank was established with capital of $400,000.

The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Volume 3
Author Sir David Brewster
Publisher J. & E. Parker, 1832
Page 229
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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


1796 Birth of Child
Harvey Smith was born 4 July 1796, Plattsburgh, New York, USA

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


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...


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

Smithsonian Channel (www.youtube.com)

Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite...Read MORE...


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...


News 1812 - Columbian Register First Published in New Haven
Joseph Barber starts Columbian Register at New Haven. In 1911 combined with New Haven Register and continues as Register to present.

Joseph Barber operated the Columbian Register from 1812 until...Read MORE...


News 1812 - Apple trees at New Haven CT did not blossom until the first of June, the latest such occurrence during the period beginning in 1794.

WeatherForYou.com - June 1, 1812

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.


News 1813 - July 31 - British invade Plattsburgh NY

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News 1814 - September 11 - Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh


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...


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...


News 1821 - Captain John Davis of New Haven becomes first man to set foot on the Antarctic Continent.
The first recorded landing on the Antarctic continent took place on February 7, 1821. Men from the American sealer Cecilia, under Captain John Davis, landed at Hughes Bay (64°01'S) looking for seals. ...Read MORE...


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...


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...


News 1827 - "New" State House erected in New Haven; Ithiel Town, architect.
Along with Hartford, New Haven became co-capital of Connecticut in 1701. General Assembly meetings alternated between the two cities. When sitting in New Haven, they met in a statehouse designed by...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...


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...


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

News January 5, 1835 - It was a record cold morning in the eastern U.S. The mercury at the Yale Campus in New Haven CT plunged to 23 degrees below zero, and reached 40 below in the Berkshire Hills of Connecticut.

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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...


News 1839 - Railroad completed between New Haven and Hartford.
The Hartford and New Haven Railroad, New Haven's first railroad was opened in New Haven to North Haven in November, 1838. An old newspaper gives an account of this first trip, and states that the...Read MORE...


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

www.wikipedia.org - January 2, 1839

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...


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...


1846 Death of Spouse/Partner
Leah Webb died 16 July 1846, Plattsburgh, New York, USA

Death
30 July 1847
Plattsburgh, New York, USA


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Riverside Cemetery, Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York

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