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[F268]. Isaiah SMITH.
Born about 1741, at Setauket, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York; son of Samuel Smith and miss Haines. (S5).

The book Portrait and Biographical Record of Orange County, NY, 1895, quotes Henry E. Smith as stating that his great-grandfather, Isaiah Smith, emigrated from England and lived on Suffolk County, Long Island, New York for many years before the Revolution, later moving to Orange County, New York. (S5).

During the French and Indian War, Orange County provided militia men to aid the Provincial troops and the British cause. Isaiah Smith and Samuel Smith enlisted 20 May 1760 in Captain Howel's Company that had been raised the previous day, 19 May 1760. The muster rolls indicate Isaiah and Samuel Smith were both born in Long Island. Isaiah Smith was 19 years old (birth estimated about 1741 and Samauel Smith was 17 years old (birth estimated 1743 and they were both were from Captain Marvin's militia company. Isaiah Smith was a cordwainer and was described as having dark brown hair, grey eyes, and 6'6 in tall. Samuel Smith was 5' 6 in. with brown hair and grey eyes and his occupation was weaver. (S5). It is probable that Samuel was his brother.

In the muster rolls (http://longislandgenealogy.com/Muster Rolls/Index/Index608.gif), Isaiah Smith and Samuel Smith are on p. 332. No other information is listed. (S5).

Isaiah Smith was quite a land holder in Orange, NY. There are many mortgages that are attributed to him. (S5).

On 26 September 1774, Peter Van Brugh Livingston of New York City and Phillip Livingston Junior of the province of West Florida, but then of the city of NY sold to Silas Pierson and Isaiah Smith both of Orange county land granted to Richard Jerrard and William Bull in a patent dated 10 August 1723. The land is described as "Beginning at a stake there standing near the improvements of William Bull "in the line which is supposed to divide the counties of Ulster and Orange and is commonly called the west line" containing 2,600 acres. On 14 Sept 1724 and 15 Sept 1724, Richard Jerrard and William Bull sold 550 acres of land for 250 pounds to Mary Alexander, daughter of James Alexander of NY City. The property description continues" And whereas the marraige nuptials have been since duly celebrated between the said Peter Van Brugh Livingston and the said Mary Alexander and the said Philip Livington Junior is one of the issue of the said marriage and the eldest son of the said Peter and Mary and heir at law to the said Mary who is now deceased by means where of the said Peter Van Brugh Livington astenant by the Courtesy of England is become vested with an estate for life in the said tract of land". Peter Van Brugh Livingston and Phillip Livingstonin in turn sold the 5 50 acres for 1,000 pounds to Silas Pierson and Isiah Smith. The deed was signed before Thos. Groome and Waldron Blaan. The agreement was not recorded with the county clerk unil 26 March 1820. NOTE: In later deeds, Isaiah Smith's 550 acreas are said to be in the Town of Goshen. This deed was not entered in Orange County records until 46 years later. (S5).

Deeds, Book A, p. 173. Isaiah Smith and Silas Pierson martgaged their newly acquired 550 acres 28 Sept 1774 for 500 pounds to Peter Van Brugh Livingston. The mortgage was acknowledged in court 28 Sept 1774. (S5).

The book History of Orange County, NY, compiled by E. M. Ruttenber and L. H. Clark, includes an assessment roll dated September 1775 with Isaiah Smith in District No. 1 known as the "West Division" consisting of Goshen, Golden Hill, Carpenter's Corners, and a tract along the Hamptonburgh town border. Isaiah Smith's property was valued by the assessors to be worth 7 Pounds, 2 Shillings, and 3 Pence. No doubt this is the land he bought in 1774 with Sila Pierson. (S5).

Deeds, Book E, p. 296. On 31 March 1775, Isaiah Smith and Silas Pierson of Orange County sold property to John Case, Sadler for 190 pounds. George Thompson and Moses Sawyer witnessed the indenture which was recorded in Orange County court 4 Dec 1794. (S5).

Isaiah Smith signed his name to a Pledge of Association signifying his support of the American Revolution in 1775. His name was listed with the Blooming Grove District of the Precint of Goshen. (S5).

Isaiah Smith's assessment for his real and personal estate was $272 in 1779. (S5).

Deeds, Book T, p. 449. The next deed was dated 20 Sept 1785, however, it was not recorded in court until 24 April 1819. A money amount is not mentioned and it appears to be more like a legal release. James Pierson, Yeoman, of Goshen Precinct released and quit claimed to Isaiah Smith of Same Precinct part of lot number One that has been granted to Richard Jerrard and William Bull and sold to Silas Pierson and Isaiah Smith by Peter Van brook Livingston of NY City and Philip Livingston Junior of West Florida. The lot contained 250 acres. Richard Jackson and William Jackson acted as witnesses. COMMENT: A very similar deed was recorded in Deeds, Book X, p. 4 with the same parties and witness. However, this document was entered in court 5 Nov 1823. (S5).

In January 1787, Isaiah Smith's state tax was 4 Pounds, 16 Shillings. and 11 pence. (S5).

In the 1790 Census we find (S11):
Name: Isaiah Smith
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Goshen, Orange, New York
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 3
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 4
Free White Persons - Females: 2

The way that we found out that son Samuel's father's name was Isaiah was by a letter of administration that was filed in Orange County when Samuel died in March 1811. Isaiah filed it so that he could settle the estate. It appears that he sold the property to Jeremiah Stevens son-in-law of Samuel. (S3). Orange County Surrogates Court; Issued to Isaiah Smith, the father of Samuel H. Smith, late of the Town of Warwick, Orange, deceased; dated 26 March 1811. (S4).

Isaiah Smith of Goshen, purchased property in the town of Warwick from Israel Horton by deed dated 24 June 1797. Isaiah mortgaged the property to David Sevens in 1809 for $750. The mortgage description reads exactly the same as the deed by which Isaiah purchased the propery with the following addition in the preamble, "all that certain piece or parcel of land whereon Samuel Smith now lives in the Town of Warwick...." Isaiah Smith sold the property to David Stevens in 1811 for $3000. It is interesting to note that the sale occurred two months after Samuel Smith died. This 95 acre parcel is shown on subsequent Town and County maps as the David Stevens farm. Isaiah never lived on the Warwick parcel. He owned a large farm in Goshen which he had purchased in 1774 and which was referred to as the "Homestead Farm". Isaiah is nearly always referred to in recorded documents as "Isaiah Smith of Goshen". All of the above is documented with citations by [researcher] Clearwater. Samuel H. Smith farm was called "Fair Acres" on Bellvale Road, near Bellvale, Orange, NY. (S4).

Portrait and Biographical Record of Orange County, NY, 1895 by Clearwater; states that Isaiah Smith of Goshen, purchased property in the town of Warwick from Israel and Anna Horton by deed dated 24 June 1797. Isaiah mortgaged the property to David Stevens in 1809 for $750.00. The mortgage description reads exactly the same as the deed by which Isaiah purchased the property with the following additon in the preamble, "all that certain piece or parcel of land wheron Samuel Smith now lives in the Town of Warwick." (S5).

When his son Samuel died in 1811, Isaiah stepped in and submitted a letter of Administration to take care of his estate as Samuel died intestate. The farm was part of the part of the old Stevens farm, and the land was signed over to David Stephens, who later signed it over to Jeremiah Stevens his son. (S5).

Isaiah Smith sold the Warwick property to David Stevens in 1811 for $3000. It is interesting to note that the sale occurred two months after Samuel Smith died. This 95 acre parcel is shown on subsequent Town and County maps as the David Stevens farm. Isaiah never lived on the Warwick parcel. He owned a large farm in Goshen which he had purchased in 1774 and which was referred to as the "Homestead Farm". Isaiah is nearly always referred to in recorded documents as "Isaiah Smith of Goshen". All of the above is documented with citations by Clearwater. NOTE: The land was bound by the property of Thomas Weadan, James D. Clark, and Nobel Howell and contained 95 acres. Jeremiah Stevens and Benjamin Horton witnessed the agreement. (S5).

Administration papers in Orange, NY; Liber D; p. 103; 26 March 1811. The letter was filed on behalf of Samuel H. Smith in Surrogate Court 26 Mar 1811 by Isaiah Smith, the father of Samuel H. Smith late of the Town of Warwick, Orange, NY. Isaiah Smith was appointed administrator just 5 days later for Samuel H. Smith of the Town of Warwick. Samuel H. Smith was mentioned as the son of Isaiah Smith of Goshen, Orange, NY. (S5).

Deeds, Book J, p. 253. A mortgage was dated 7 Nov 1812 from Isaish Smith of the Town of Goshen to James Carpenter of Goshen and was entered at Orange County Court on 2 Dec 1812. Isaiah Smith mortgaged 160 acres in Goshen for $700.00. His porperty was bounded by Christopher Ball and Peter Bull. Scudder Newman Junior and James W. Carpenter witnessed the agreement. The mortage was paid in full 23 April 1842. (S5).

Deed, Liber 74, p. 44. Giles Goodrick of Goshen purchased 14 Acres from Isaiah Smith of Goshen 26 Jan 1816. These 14 acreas had been part of Isaiah Smith's homestead farm which he had purchased from Mr. Livinston from the patent granted to Bull land Jerrard bound by William Horton and William Horton and William Telleball. Giles Goodrich paid $923.00 for the land. The deed was signed in the presence of John M. Bull and Jonathan Swezey and entered into the county court records on 23 April 1842. (S5).

There is found one probably death record for Isaiah Smith in Orange County (S2):
Name: Isaiah Smith
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1816
Event Place: Campbell Hall, Orange, New York, United States of America
Birth Date: 1742
Death Date: 1816
Cemetery: Hamptonburgh Cemetery
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CHILDREN of Isaiah SMITH [F268]:
  1. [F134]. Samuel SMITH. Born probably at Goshen, Orange County, New York. He married Jane STEPHENS. He died 21 March 1811 in Bellvale, Orange County New York, and was buried on Fair Acres farm on Bellvale Road in what is now Sugar Loaf, Orange County, New York.
  2. Abel Smith. (S5). Born on 20 August 1773 at Goshen, Orange County, New York. Abel Smith married Charity Jessup in 1797 . (S5). By the time the 1800 federal census was enumerated, Abel Smith was the head of his own household and was living next to Isaiah Smith. (S5). Abel was identified in a land transaction between he and his father on 31 Jan 1816. Both were residing in Goshen when Isiah sold Abel property for $4,900.00 which Isaiah Smith had purchased from De Lancy, Harlow, and Moore together with a certain part of his Homestead in Goshen bounded by Moses Hawkins, Scudder Newman, Jonathan Horton, De Lancy tract, Wiliam Horton, William Tillball and Giles Goodrich containing 175 acres. The deed was signed in the presence of John M. Bull and Peter Bull and recorded with the county clerk 24 Apr 1819. (Deeds, Book T. p. 450.) (S5). He died on 27 July 1819 at Hamptonburgh, Orange County, New York.
  3. Isaiah Smith Jr. Born about 1778 at Goshen, Orange County, New York. He married Abigail. A deed dated the 18th day April 1816, documents another son for Isaiah Smith. Isaiah Smith from the Town of Goshen sold to his son, Isaiah Smith, Junior, for $1,000.00 land that was part of the Homestead farm that Isaidh Smith had purchased from Mr. Livington in the town of Goshen and in the patend of Bull and Jerrard. This land was joined by propery that had belonged to Isaac Bull, deceased, Peter Bull, Andrew McCord and Abel Smith containing 150 acres. William Smith and Millicent Smith witnessed the agreement and record was entered in court 22 April 1819. (Deeds, Liber T, p. 443. Isaiah Smith, Junior of Goshen and his wife, Abigail, mortgaged lands to Moffatt and Brewster of Blooming Grove 18 Oct 1816 for $800.00. The 150 acreas involved had been part of the homestead farm Isaiah Smith had purchased from Mr. Livingston. The property bordered the former lands of Isaac Bull, Peter Bull, and Abel Smith. Nathan W. White acted as a witness and the mortgage was recorded 18 Nov 1816 with the county clerk. (Morgages, Lib N, p. 89.). (S5). He died after 1850 in Goshen, Orange County, New York.


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*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ [S5]. !CENSUS-1790: Isaiah Smith was in the 1790 Federal census in Goshen, Orange, NY; p. 373. Isaiah's household included 3 free white males over 16 years of age, 4 free white males under 16 years old, and 2 Free white females. Of course, one of the 3 free white males was Isaiah Senior. Perhaps his sons Abel and Isaiah Junior, were living in his home. Were the 4 free white males under 16 sons, grandsons, nephews, boaders, or laborers? One free white female would be Elizabeth, Isaiah Seniors wife. The other female might be a daughter, granddaughter, niece, boarder, or domestic servant? COMMENT: I wonder if this other female could be Polly who was mentioned as being a aunt to Mary Smith in the 1841 LDS baptism records. !CENSUS-1800: Isaiah's household included 1 white male under 10 years, 2 white males between 16 and 26, and 1 white male 45 years or older. A white female, 45 years or older, was living with Isaiah as well as a slave. Isaiah Senior would account for the 1 white male 45 years or older. The 2 white males between 16 and 26 could be an assortment of characters. We can guess the young white male might be a relative. Elzabeth Smith, Isaiah's wife, was still alive in 1800. The census doesn't indicate if the slave was male or female so this provided another mystery. Abel Smith married Charity Jessup in 1797 and his little family consisted of one son under 10 years, his wife and himself. !CENSUS 1810: Recieved from Barbara Di Munno, Orange, NY. 66 Beattie Ave, Middletown, NY 10940. Abel Smith and Isaiah Smith remained next door neighbors per the 1810 federal census. However, I am wondering if this Isaiah Smith could be Isaiah Smith, junior. The Isaiah Smith household enumerated in Goshen included 2 white males under 10 years old, 1 white male between 10 and 16 years, 2 white males between 26-45 years, but no male over 45 years of age which the Isaiah Senor would indeed be. Abel Smith's household consisted of 1 male under 10 years, 2 males between 10-16 years, 2 males between 26-45 years of age, and one male 45 years and older. Could the 45 and older male be Isaiah Senior? Elizabeth Smith, Isaiah's wife had died by this time. The females in Abel's home were 1 female under 10 years, 1 female between 10-16 years, 1 female 26-45 years. A free person that was not taxed was residing with the Smith too. !CENSUS 1820: Recieved from Barbara Di Munno, Orange, NY. 66 Beattie Ave, Middletown, NY 10940. By the time the federal census was prepared in 1820, Isaiah Smith Senior and Abel Smith both had both died. I located Charity Smith on the famlily lands in Goshen on page 324. Charity had 4 males, 3 under age 16; and 2 females in her home; 1 female age 10 to 16 years and, of course, her self. Two persons were engaged in agriculture. Isaiah Smith, junior had already lost his lands to Mose Hawkins. An Isaiah Smith was enumerated on page 328 in the Town of Goshen with a large family; four males and four females. One male was under 10 years old, one male between 10 and 16 years, 1 male between 16 and 26, and probably Isaiah between 26 and 45 years of old. The females in the family consist of 1 girl under 10 years, 1 girl 10 to 16 years, 1 girl 16-26 years, and 1 woman 26 to 45 years. Two persons were also engaged in agriculture from Isaiah Smith's home too.