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John "Rock" Smith (c1615-1706)

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John "Rock" Smith (c1615-1706)

ParentsEdit

Unknown

BirthEdit

John was born around 1615 in England.

Earliest MentionEdit

John is known to have resided in Stamford, Connecticut by 1640.

MarriageEdit

The name of John's wife has not been located in any records.

Move to New YorkEdit

John moved to Hempstead, New York by 1644.

Rock NicknameEdit

With regard to the nickname "Rock," researcher Gabriel Furman explains as follows:

Upon this island, and especially in the central portions of it are very many families of the name Smith, and so numerous did they become at an early period of this settlement, that it was thought necessary to distinguish the various original families by some particular name. thus we have the Black Smiths; the Blue Smiths; the Bull Smiths; the Weight Smiths, and the Tangier Smiths.

DeathEdit

John died in 1706.

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