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History and Genealogy of the SMITH Family
Concentrating mainly on the various Smith Lines from Long Island, New York

"Upon this island, and especially in the central portions of it are very many families of the name Smith, and so numerous did they become at an early period of this settlement, that it was thought necessary to distinguish the various original families by some particular name.  thus we have the Black Smiths; the Blue Smiths; the Bull Smiths; the Weight Smiths, and the Tangier Smiths." From Long Island Antiquities by Gabriel Furman

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9 Complete Searchable Publications on one CD

1.  Wills of the Smith families of New York and Long Island, 1664-1794; careful abstracts of all the wills of the name of Smith recorded in New York, Jamaica, and Hempstead, prior to 1794, with genealogical and historical notes Author: William S. Pelletreau; originally published in New York, 1898 165 pages, reproduction of the original edition.
                       
2.  The Rock Smith family to the tenth generation: Valentine W. Smith, Queens Borough Public Library,  Jamaica, N.Y.,  1937, 112 pages
I. Early setting  II. Settling on Long Island  III. John James - Will  IV. The old papers  V. The designation "Rock"  VI. Rock John Smith  VII. The Rock Smith Family at Merrick  VIII. The name "Valentine"  IX. The Revolutionary War period  X. Gersham Smith - generations and families  XI. The Merrick Farm - William Smith  XII. The Smith Family burying ground  XIII. Churches  XIV. The road house and stage-coach stop  XV. Valentine Smith of the seventh generation  XVI. Father - Mother - Boyhood  XVII. First schools  XVIII. Divergent vocations - personalities  XIX. The passing of the Merrick Farm  XX. An account of stewardship  Tables. I. Jonathan Smith, Jr. - generations and families  Tables. II. Those living at intervals of ten years (1820-1930)  Tables. III. Those living in 1933  Appendix A. List of documents in the Valentine W. Smith collection of old family papers  Appendix B. Transcripts of family bible records  Appendix C. Incompplete family lines  Appendix D. Disconnected notations
                       
3.  The Tangier Smith Manor of St. George :  George Howard Duffield, Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America. New York Branch. City of Publication:   Baltimore :  1921 Page Count:   32 pages
                       
4.  A Family History of Arthur, Samuel and Daniel Smith, Town Clerk:  Descendants of Arthue Smith, The Quaker including the story of "The House On The Hill." Compiled by Elinor R. Bryant, 1989, 104 pages
                       
5.  Descendants of Arthur Smith "The Quaker," of Southold and Setauket, NY, Islaip Town Branch of Bay Shore, NY By Alvin R. L. Smith 1975 78 pages
                       
6.  The Heraldry of Smith: a collection of the arms borne by, or attributed to, most families of that surname in Great Britain, Ireland and Germany Author: H. Sydney Grazebrook, 1836-1896; originally published in London, 1870 170 pages, reproduction of the original edition. Sections include: Arms of the name of Smith, with annotations Mottoes borne by various families of Smith, with their English significations
                       
7.  Records of the town of Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y: with other ancient documents of historic value Author: William Pelletreau Originally published in Huntington, New York, 1898 569 pages
                       
8.  The Smiths of Smithtown: an address by Charles Hilton Brown, Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America. New York Branch. Published Baltimore, 1927
                       
9.  The Smiths of Virginia; a history and genealogy of the Smiths of "Big Spring Plantation", Frederick County, Virginia,  (includes a chronicle of the Drugan and the Carnahan families of Pennsylvania and Ohio) Author: Blanche T. Hartman; originally published in Pittsburgh, Pa., 1929 100 pages, reproduction of the original edition presented on this CD-Rom

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