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Hezekiah Smith


Hezekiah Smith, son of Asa and Anne Smith of Glocester, Rhode Island was born on October 24, 1787. According to the 1790 census of Glocester, he had at least two brothers and one sister. On August 5, 1810, he married Adah Salisbury, the daugher of Richard and Elizabeth Eaton Salisbury, also of Glocester. Hezekiah was 23 and Adah was 17. They became the parents of eleven children, including Eliza (Loisa) who was my great great grandmother.
It is possible that Hezekiah had land in Killingly, CT or New York as well as his holdings in Glocester. He was in Glocester in 1814 according to the deed of land from his father. His death record has not been found. His wife Adah was a widow in 1850.


Land Transfer from Asa Smith to his son Hezekiah Smith
Glocester, Rhode Island
Page 391 Town Deed Book
Know all men by these presents, that I, Asa Smith, yeoman, of Glocester in the County of Providence for and in consideration of the love and good will I bear to my son, Hezekiah Smith of Glocester, I do hereby acknowledge, have remised, released and forever quitclaim and do by these presents, remise, release and forever quitclaim unto this said Hezekiah Smith, his heirs and assigns forever the one fifth part of my homestead farm which now lie undivided between he and I, which farm or tract of land lyeth in the Township of Glocester, containing by estimation, somewhere about one hundred and twenty-three acres and three quarters of land, and is bounded as followeth; south on the turnpike road, easterly by the land of Michael Cooke, northerly on land of _________Aldrich and westerly by land of Benjamin Waterman. To have and to hold these together with the one fifth part privilege and appurtenances there unto belonging to him, the said Hezekiah Smith, his heirs and assigns forever.
Witness when I have hereunto set my hand and seal this second day of April in the year of our Lord AD 1814. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Elijah Armstronge, Darius Darling
Providence County in Glocester Personally appeared Asa Smith signer to the above written deed and acknowledged the same to be his own free act and deed, hand and seal this second day of April AD 1814
Before me, Elijah Armstronge, Justice of the Peace