Note: Daniel Smith and Ruth Sturch Daniel Smith was born on 24 April, 1725, in Danbury, Connecticut, to Joseph Smith (b. 1683 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut) and Mary Cornell (b.about 1687 in Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut.) Daniel married Ruth Sturch (b. 1730) on 7 December, 1748, in Danbury,Connecticut. Daniel and Ruth had five boys and one girl (however, we so far have found birth records for just three boys): --- Daniel SMITH , Jr. b: in Danbury, CT --- Norman SMITH --- Chatman SMITH --- (boy) SMITH --- (boy) SMITH --- (girl) SMITH Ruth's husband Daniel died while their children were still young. About the time of the beginning of the American Revolution, two of her boys, Daniel and Norman, left Connecticut for New Brunswick, to fight as Loyalists on the side of the British. (We have found no further records for Ruth, or for the remainder of her family; it is possible they all emigrated to New Brunswick.) Daniel served as executor of his father's will in 1755. NOTE: Immediately following the American Revolution, Loyalist immigration more than doubled the 20,000 settlers of pre-1783 Nova Scotia. They probably settled in Nova Scotia to be closer to their contemporaries and families in Britain, and because they were given allotments of land there. Some 14,000 settled along the Bay of Fundy into the St. John River region in 1783 alone. The sheer volume of settlers here led the British government to create the colony of New Brunswick in 1784. Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island were splintered into two separate colonies that same year, too, but Cape Breton Island rejoined Nova Scotia in 1820.) SOURCES:  Bemis, Aicher, Hafermann Families .. http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2367726&id=I0901  Barbour Collection - Connecticut Town Records, pre-1870 Birth, Death and Marriage Author: J Devlin: Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.  http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2367726&id=I0901  Jared b 1761 Stamford CT d. Troy, Rensselaer Co NY~ American Rev War Papers ... http://genforum.genealogy.com/weed/messages/1125.html posted by jc (ID *****5058) Date: November 05, 2007  Book, "Early New Brunswick probate records 1785-1835"...by R. Wallace Hale, 1989 published by Heritage Books, Inc -1989 (pps 413 & 412)  http://www1.canadiana.org/citm/themes/pioneers/pioneers4_e.html  http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/localities.northam.usa.states.connecticut.counties.fairfield/2238/mb.ashx  http://www.ctgenweb.org/county/cofairfield/pages/stamford/smith_huntington.htm
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