Charles Smith 5x great-grandfather

birth: 9 Mar 1749 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

death: 17 May 1802 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

parents: Capt. John Smith and Temperance Holmes.

marriage: 18 Oct 1771 to Hannah Stewart.

He had 4 children with Hannah:  Charles S, Shubel, Russel, and Hannah.  All 4 were alive in 1802 and mentioned in his will.

He is buried in Avery-Morgan Burial Ground.  (Here’s his findagrave link)

I’m hoping with more research that I can find proof he served in the Revolutionary War.  He is the first Smith in my line who is a Mayflower descendant (through his mother).

In reading his will and probate record, it appears he owned large amounts of land in New London County.  Morgan farm was 185 acres.  Woodbridge Farm was 266 acres.  Baily Farm was 150 acres.  Shire Lott was 26.5 acres.  Pumpkin Hill was 27 acres.  Homestead Farm was 150 acres.  Poquonock Lott was 18 acres.  Gottrip Lott was 14 acres.  Total acreage is about 836!  Total value of estate in 1802 was $16,196.34   Using an inflation calculator, that’s about $360,000 today.

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