Note: Daniel Smith, Jr. and Mary Kellogg Daniel Smith, Jr., was born about 1750, in Danbury,Connecticut. His parents were Daniel Smith Sr. and Ruth Sturch. Daniel's father died while he was still very young. Daniel and his brother Norman grew up as British loyalists.Daniel was about 25 in 1775, when the revolutionary war broke out. He joined a New York Loyalist Troop (Queen's Rangers, cavalry) led by Thomas Ive Cooke, probably in Long Island. His cavalry unit fought in several places, including battles in the "Southern Campaign" in and around Virginia in 1781-82. He was captured and interned there near the end of the war (1783.) After the war Daniel returned to Virginia and in about 1783 he married Mary Kellogg (b. about 1750/60, probably in W. Virginia.) They moved to Queens Co., New Brunswick, about 300 miles east of Quebec. Their son Stephen Kellogg Smith is recorded as having been born there. Three generations of Smiths (Daniel, his son Stephen, and his grandson John) raised their families in New Brunswick. (Daniel's g-grandson George Steven Smith, was born in New Brunswick, but emigrated to Maine, married Maggie Mcgetchy, began his family in Maine, and then eventually moved his family to Minnesota.) Daniel and Mary had the following children: --- Stephen Smith b: abt 1785 in Lincoln, New Brunswick --- Azer (Azor) Smith; b. in Lincoln, New Brunswick --- Theopolus Smith, b. in Lincoln, New Brunswick, died before 1834. Mary died sometime after 1790, apparently in New Brunswick. Daniel owned and operated a farm, including livestock. Daniel died on 7 July 1834, in Lincoln, Sudbury County, NB. In his will he divided his property (inventoried at about 880 pounds) between his wife (unnamed in the will), and his sons Stephen and Azer (Azor.) NOTE: As happens frequently in genealogy, the records regarding some of our ancestors can be pretty sparse and contradictory. This is the case with Daniel Smith Jr. We have good records reaching back to his son, Steven K. Smith, in New Brunswick, but the records we have found for Daniel and his family are few, and there are some significant differences of opinion regarding his ancestry.The Smith line which is shown here is based on sources , , , , and  ... there are, however, some differing views (see source .) SOURCES: Nancy (Smith) Wilbur (Book) ...http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2367726&id=I0897 Bemis, Aicher, Hafermann Families ... http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2367726&id=I0901 Ancestry.Com: Canadian Immigrant Records, National Archives of Canada, Microfilm reel B-2867, page 280. http://www.footnote.com/page/1964/daniel_smith_loyalist_or_tory/ Ancestry.com: Muster Rolls of Loyalists in the British Southern Campaign. SOURCE: Book, "Early New Brunswick probate records1785-1835"...by R. Wallace Hale, 1989 published by Heritage Books, Inc -1989 (pps 413 & 412)
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