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Ebenezer SMITH

Ebenezer SMITH[1]

Male 1786 - 1878  (91 years)

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  • Name Ebenezer SMITH 
    Nickname Eben 
    Born 6 Jun 1786  Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Died 24 Apr 1878  Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6329  Puffers
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2019 

    Father Capt. Job SMITH,   b. 4 Feb 1754, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1821, Steuben, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Diadama BOOTH,   b. 1 Mar 1755, Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1829, Steuben, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1776  Middleborough, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8452  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deborah FARNSWORTH,   b. 1793, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1870, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1812  Jonesport, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sylvina H. SMITH,   b. 6 Apr 1813, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1888, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Diadema Booth SMITH,   b. 15 Mar 1814, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1889, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Priscilla H. SMITH,   b. 1 Nov 1815, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Jun 1880, Steuben, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years)
     4. Russell SMITH,   b. 20 Jan 1817, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1889, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. William Sewall SMITH,   b. 5 Feb 1819, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1897, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Maj. Harrison Gray Otis SMITH,   b. 20 Jun 1820, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1891, Washington County, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Keziah SMITH,   b. 30 May 1822, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1889  (Age 67 years)
     8. Richard SMITH,   b. 20 Dec 1823, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1827  (Age 3 years)
     9. Eri Hathaway SMITH,   b. 24 May 1815, Jonesboro, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1903, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     10. Harriett J. SMITH,   b. 19 Dec 1827, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1897, Columbia Falls, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     11. Isaac P. SMITH,   b. 14 Jun 1828, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1907, Columbia, ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F10612  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos 2 Photos

  • Notes 
    • Came from Middleboro, MA. to Steuben, ME when 10 yrs old. From then he w ent on a whaling voyage, which lasted two years. He built the first ti de mill in Jonesboro, ME, when he married Deborah Farnsworth and came t o Columbia in 1827 to enter into the lumber business in the neighborhoo d of Saco (not the town).

      His son Harrison G. served in the war of rebellion and was promoted fro m captain to major for meritorious service. He married Mary Puffer, da ughter of John Puffer. A Donald Smith has the razor Harrison carried wi th him during the Civil War.
      "Centenial Historical Sketch of Columbia"

      His gravestone reads
      "Remember friends as you pass by
      As you are now, once was I
      As I am now, so you must be
      Prepare for death and follow me."

      He was a Lumberman-Miller in Jonesport, ME.

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Centennial Historical Sketch of the Town of Columbia From 1796 to 1896 (Press of The Republican, Mac, page 22-23.