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Richard Smith
1587 - 1669
Richard Smith was born about 1587 in Leicestershire, England and died about 1669 in Wethersfield, Connecticut. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 82 years old.

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21 1608 Lippershey invents the telescope
79 1666 Sir Isaac Newton invents calculus
20 1607 Britain establishes their first successful colony at Jamestown, Virginia after King James I grants the Virginia Company a charter to settle in the Chesapeake Bay region.
23 1610 Pocahontas is captured by the Jamestown Colonists as misunderstandings and hostilities escalate between the two cultures. Two years later she will save John Smith's life.
32 1619 The first slaves are transported to America
33 1620 Massachusetts is established on November 9th, when the Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock (Cape Cod, Massachusetts) with 101 colonists. Squanto, a Native American captured and taken to Britain several years earlier, travels with them and teaches them how to live off the land. On Nov. 11th, the Mayflower Compact is signed by 41 men and establishes the first form of local government.
34 1621 First treaty between colonists and Native Americans is signed by the Plymouth colonist and the Wampanoag. Squanto acts as a translator.
35 1622 Jamestown has spread and settlements now line both banks of the James River from Hampton Roads to the present site of Richmond.
37 1624 New York is established when thirty families of Dutch colonists arrive. Two years later Peter Minuit, one of the colonists, buys Manhattan Island from the Native Americans and names it New Amsterdam.
43 1630 In March, Boston is established when John Winthrop leads 900 Puritans to establish a colony in Massachusetts Bay. He becomes the first governor.
47 1634 Maryland is established as 200 settlers, many of them Catholic, arrive in the lands granted to Roman Catholic Lord Baltimore.
49 1636 In June, Providence and Rhode Island are founded by Roger Williams, after he is banished for new and dangerous opinions.
73 1660 During the 1660's plantation owners change the laws and revoke contracts so that the Africans cannot earn their freedom.
76 1663 The Carolina colonies are established after King Charles II grants the territory to eight loyal supporters.
55 1642 England's Civil Wars begin
60 1647 The Society of Friends founded. Later this group becomes known as Quakers.
61 1648 King Charles I of England is executed
64 1651 England's Civil Wars end
73 1660 Louis XIV of France marries Maria Teresa Infanta of Spain
79 1666 Great Fire of London

Rebecca Buswell
Born about 1593 and died about 1667
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Abigail Smith
Born in Hartford, Connecticut about 1632 and died in Huntington, New York on an unknown day in April 1689. She was about 57 years old.

It is known that John and Abigail were underage at the time of their marriage on 8/24/1657, a record of parental consent was filed in Hartford, Conn. John and Abigail had 8 children one was born after...
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