Category Archives: Smith

Our family’s veterans from the Civil War and the Revolution

In the previous entry I wrote about members of our family who had served in the two world wars. We also have veterans who served in wars going at least as far back as the Revolution. I wouldn’t be surprised … Continue reading

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What about Charles Smith?

Looking at the gravestones in the Dublin Cemetery on Memorial day reminded me of one of those peripheral mysteries in our family tree- Charles Smith. Charles was the son of Leonard and Lydia Smith. Their other children were Mary Alice, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day in Dublin and Rindge

On Memorial Day we took a trip north to Dublin and Rindge to check out some of the items I learned since my last visit there last fall, and, of course, to visit the cemeteries. After bypassing parades and other … Continue reading

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For Memorial Day- some interesting gravestones

Where it all began- a year ago, we took Mom to Rindge in search of her grandparent’s house and grave sites. We found both- here’s Mom at the Dunn family plot at Hillside Cemetery in Rindge. Curiously, the names and … Continue reading

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On this day, May 21, 1843

Today is the 165th anniversary of the death of Solomon Shippey, one of my 4th great grandfathers. Solomon’s daughter Ruth married John Smith. Leonard Smith was their son. Solomon is, so far, the only ancestor I’ve come across who fought … Continue reading

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Another Cogswell mystery?

Rufus Cogswell’s story is a particularly sad one, and it may be even sadder than I thought, and also more mysterious. Rufus was the son of Stephen and Lucy Cogswell. His sister was Lydia, who married Leonard Smith, and was … Continue reading

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Cousin Clarence, the Monadnock Bachelor Farmer

While looking for more information on George Smith Harrington, the machinist from Woodstock, Connecticut who married both of great great grandfather Leonard Smith’s sisters (not at the same time), I found a brief excerpt from “Annals of the Grand Monadnock”, … Continue reading

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On this day, April 23, 1861

Today marks the anniversary of the death of Hannah Marcella (Smith) Harrington. Hannah is not a direct ancestor- she was the sister of Leonard O. Smith, my great great grandfather. Hannah was the fourth of five children of John and … Continue reading

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On this day, November 12

Sarah Place, my sixth great-grandmother was born on this day in 1686 in Glocester, Rhode Island.

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… and still more ancestors in Dublin?

Well, strictly speaking, not ancestors, at least not my ancestors, but it turns out Leonard wasn’t the only Smith to move from Killingly to Dublin. I was actually googling some different combinations of Smith, Shippee, Foster, looking for information on … Continue reading

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