339 years ago, 12 October 1680, in Providence, Rhode Island, my 7 times great grandfather, Joseph Smith was born to Edward and Anphillis Angell Smith. Joseph married Patience Mowrey, daughter of Nathaniel and Joannah Inman Mowrey, in 1706, also in Providence, Rhode Island. I only have record of one child, their son, Jacob (1706) [my 6 times great grandfather]. This is the ancestral line of Jesse Jenks’ mother, Mary Smith. Jesse is ancestor I was able to use for membership into the Sons of the American Revolution. Joseph’s father, Edward Smith was born 3 April 1636, also in Providence, Rhode Island. His grandparents, Christopher and Alice Smith migrated from Lancaster, England prior to 1636!
Grandfather Joseph Smith died on 17 February 1734, in Providence, Rhode Island.