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Nehemiah (2), son of Nehemiah (1) Smith, was born at New Haven in 1646, and baptized October 24, 1646. He was about ten years old when his father moved to Poquonock Farm, near Smith Lake, and seventeen or younger when his father finally settled in Norwich. He inherited the home farm at Smith Lake. In 1669 he was a member of the general assembly at Hartford, and held that office several years. He and his wife were members in full communion at the First Church in New London, Connecticut, though one child was baptized at Stonington. In 1673 he claimed sixteen shillings each for five wolves killed during the year. In 1691-92 he purchased a large tract of land in Niantic, Connecticut, known as Soldiers' Land or Soldiers' Reward, situated north of Black Point on Niantic Bay. In 1694 he is called sergeant in the records, and on July 11, 1694, he was on the committee to build a new meeting house. On May 13, 1697, he was commissioned ensign of the train band at New London, and May 12, 1698, he was appointed justice for New London county. He was also, 1698, on the highway committee, and in 1706 was lieutenant. He served as representative from New London, as well as in other minor offices, and October 14, 1704, his name was on the list of those to whom the patent of New London was granted by the general assembly. In December, 1705, he was a selectman of Groton, chosen at its first town meeting, and was on the committee to lay land for the meeting house. His name is first on the list of freeman, December 22, 1708, and he served on several boundary committees. On April 2, 1707, he was representative from Groton annually until 1716. In 1715 he and Mr. Prentiss were appointed overseers of the Indians at Niantic, March 20, 1715-16, he was on the committee in relation to the town debts, and in 1716 he is mentioned as being seventy years old. He was town clerk of Groton from 1707 to 1718, and in 1719 was on several committees. He died August 8, 1727, aged eighty years, and he and his first wife were buried in the First graveyard at Poquonock, Groton, Connecticut, being moved in 1888 to the Smith Lake cemetery. He married (first) October 24, 1669. Lydia, daughter of Alexander Winchester, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and she died October 24, 1723, aged seventy-seven years. He married (second) September 9, 1724, Elizabeth Haynes, widow.
Note: New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Serie
Note: New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume II, page 835
Children by first wife:
Lydia, born October 29, 1670; Nehemiah, mentioned below; Samuel, June 2, 1676; Martha, October 15, 1678; Daniel, November 29, 1680; Margaret, baptized 1683; Joseph, baptized November 7, 1686.
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