Ebenezer Smead1

#2126, (circa May 1674 - 19 July 1753)
Relationship6th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*William Smead Jr1 (c 1635 - )
Mother*Elizabeth Lawrence1 (1642 - 1704)

Family

Esther Catlin b. 1675, d. 1733
Children 1.Ebenezer1 Smead Jr8 (1695 - 1695)
 2. Esther Smead+9 (1696 - 1736)
 3.Elizabeth Smead+10 (1698 - 1773)
 4.Thankful Smead11 (1700 - 1760)
 5.Ruth Smead12 (1702 - )
 6.Ebenezer Smead Jr+13 (1704 - 1783)
 7.Jonathan Smead14 (1706/7 - 1783)
 8.Joseph1 Smead15 (1709 - 1712/13)
 9.Joseph Smead16 (1713 - )
 10.Abigail Smead+17 (1717/18 - 1755)
Birth*circa May 1674He was born circa May 1674 at Deerfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsB.1 
Baptism9 May 1675He was baptized on 9 May 1675 at Deerfield, Massachusetts.1 
Marriage*1694He married Esther Catlin, daughter of John Catlin Jr and Mary Baldwin, in 1694 at Franklin Co., MassachusettsB.2 
1703He was selected for the school committee in 1703 at Massachusetts.3 
Inventory25 May 1704He was named the administrator of John Catlin Jr's estate on 25 May 1704 at Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MassachusettsB.4
Probate4 February 1706/7He is mentioned in the probate records of the estate of John Catlin Jr at Hampshire (now Franklin) Co., MassachusettsB, on 4 February 1706/7; (real estate division.)5 
Death*19 July 1753He died on 19 July 1753 at Franklin Co., MassachusettsB.6,7 
Burial*circa 22 July 1753He was buried circa 22 July 1753 at Old Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, Franklin Co., MassachusettsB.6,7 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Deerfield: E.A. Hall and Co., 1896), Genealogies p. 301-02. Ebenezer, son of William Smead and Elizabeth Lawrence, bapt. 9 May 1675.
  2. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, compiler, Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company, 1920), p. 312, children of Ebenezer and Esther, first child Ebenezer, s. of Ebenezer and Esther, Dec. 5, 1695.
  3. [S741] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 1 (Greenfield, Mass.: E.A. Hall and Co., 1895), 274.
  4. [S1693] Hampshire County Probate Records, 1660-1916; index, 1660-1971; (Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971, 1988-1989), 93 microfilm reels, Vol. 1-4, Film 879184, img. 358/689, p. 117. Power of Admistration on the Estate of John Catlin of Deerfield to Ebenezer Smead, 25 May 1704. Inventory of Estate, same day, sworn to bt Ebenezer Smead:
    To an Iron Pot 4sh; To an iron kettle 4sh; To a frying pan 2sh; To 2 Tramels 6sh; An iron Peal 2sh; Hatchel Teeth 4sh. Total 1£ 2sh
    Hooks and Hinges 4sh; old Iron 12sh; more old Iron 4sh. Total 1£
    More 2 old axes and a Hoe 5sh; Two wedges and an axe 5sh. Total 10sh
    Old brass 1sh; Timber Chain 10sh; Staple and Ring and Horse chains (11sh). Total 1£ 2sh
    Cart and Wheels and Clevis and pin 22sh. Total 1£ 2sh
    One Cow 45sh; one Cow 45; one heifer 30sh; one burnt heifer 15sh; Two Steers 5£; 5 Calves 4£. Total 17£ 5sh
    Swine 3L 4sh; one Mare 20sh; one horse 20sh. Total 5£ 4sh
    Cowl 4sh; Plow and Irons and Double Hooks 12sh. Total 16sh
    Saddle 5sh; Brass and mortar and pestle 4sh. Total 9sh
    ClockEbenezer Smead 35sh; money 6sh. Total 2£ 1sh
    17 bushels ½ barley 2sh a Bushel. Total 1£ 9sh
    1 sithe and tackling 3sh 6d. Total 3sh 6d
                                  Total 32£ 2sh 6d
    land An alotment 16 comons 48 acres.
    More 9 acres in the Plain
    More in the great meadows
    Taken by Jonathan Wells Thomas Wells John Allexander

    Signed: S. partridge [Judge], original records Hampshire County Courthouse, Northampton, Massachusetts.
  5. [S1693] Hampshire County Probate Records.
  6. [S282] C. Alice Baker and Emma L. Coleman, Epitaphs in the Old Burying Ground at Deerfield, Mass. [transcription] (Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books (2007), 1924), In Memory of
    Mr. EBENEZER
    SMEED Who
    Died July 19
    1753. In the
    79th Year of
    His age

    [S. of William & Elizabeth (LAWRENCE)]
    . Hereinafter cited as Epitaphs Old Deerfield.
  7. [S1628] FindAGrave.com, online findagrave.com, old small standing marker. "Ebenezer Smead died July 19, 1753 in the 79th year of his age." Narrative: Ebenezer Smead, b. May 9, 1674, Deerfield, MA, d. Jul. 19, 1753, Deerfield, MA; son of William Smead and Elizabeth Lawrence, marr. 1694 Esther. Children: Ebenezer, Esther, Elizabeth, Thankful, Ruth, Ebenezer, Jonathan, Joseph, and Abigail. Old Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, MA, Plot 47. Memorial 21946234, created by George Clinton, photo addded by Gwen Taylor.
  8. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, p. 312, Ebenezer, s. of Ebenezer and Esther, Dec. 5, 1695.
  9. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, p. 116, Esther, d. of Ebenezer and Esther, Oct. 18, 1696.
  10. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, p. 116, Elisabath, d. of Ebenezer and Esther, Dec. 24, 1698.
  11. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, p. 117, Thankfull, d. of Ebenezer and Esther, Dec. 23, 1700.
  12. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, p. 117, Ruth, d. of Ebenezer and Ester, Sept. 5, 1702.
  13. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, p. 116, Ebenezer, s. of Ebenezer, Oct. 12, 1704.
  14. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, p. 117, Jonathan, s. of Ebenezer and Ester, Jan. 19, 1706-7.
  15. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, 117, Joseph, s. of Ebenezer and Ester, Dec. 17, 1709.
  16. [S594] Grayless/Hall Genealogy, online \http://family.grayless.us/index.php?ctype=gedcom\, Joseph Smead Male (I4449)
    Birth 25 November 1713 38 42 -- Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Hereinafter cited as Grayless/Hall.
  17. [S762] Thomas W. Baldwin, Vital Records of Deerfield, p. 116, Abigail, d. of Ebenezer and Esther, Jan. 29, 1717/18.