Mary Waterbury

8 September 1749–12 March 1844 (Age 94)
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Waterbury was born on 8 September 1749, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ensign John Waterbury, was 37 and her mother, Hannah Ferris, was 31. She married Joseph Smith on 25 February 1769, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. She died on 12 March 1844, in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Smith Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith
1746–1812
Mary Waterbury
1749–1844
Marriage: 25 February 1769
Mary Smith
1769–
Elizabeth Bartlett Smith
1771–
Joseph Smith
1773–1857
Martha Smith
1775–
Edward Smith
1777–
Abigail Smith
1780–
Sarah Smith
1783–
Harriet Smith
1787–
Sophia Smith
1789–1848
Lorena Smith
1791–
Hannah Smith
1793–1889

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 February 1769
Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
children

(11)

    Mary Smith

    Female1769–Female

    Elizabeth Bartlett Smith

    Female1771–Female

    Joseph Smith

    Male1773–1857Male

    Martha Smith

    Female1775–Female

    Edward Smith

    Male1777–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Abigail Waterbury

    Female1738–1777Female

    Hannah Waterbury (unmarried)

    Female1741–1746Female

    Sarah Waterbury

    Female1743–1784Female

    Hannah Waterbury

    Female1746–1792Female

    Female1749–1844Female

+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 32

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 51

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin; perhaps from Waterperry in Oxfordshire, which is named with Old English pyrige ‘pear tree’, to which was later added Middle English water to distinguish it from nearby Woodperry.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mary Smith, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Mary Smith, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Mary in entry for Hannah Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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