THE NATHAN SMITH FAMILY OF ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK

Nathan Smith b. 1746 m. Susan Mackintosh
Susan Smith b. 1771 m. William W. Sacket

In The Sacketts of America, Their Ancestors and Descendants," by Charles H. Weygant, Nathan Smith is described as being the son of Mr. Smith, a Presbyterian minister, who left England for America, settling in Long Island, where he married a Miss Mowbray. In the same text, Nathan Smith, his son, was born in Huntington, L.I., and married Susan Mackintosh, of Paramus, N.J. She had inherited land in the western portion of New Windsor, then in Ulster County, N.Y., and the couple settled there. Here Nathan Smith built a house, and erected a grist mill, saw mill and fulling mill. He settled an area he called, Hunting Grove, where he located a general store. In 1776, Nathan Smith became a member of the New Windsor Committee of Safety and Observation. From 1777 to 1793, he was a member of the State Legislature. He eventually sold his interests in Hunting Grove and moved his family two miles west of Newburgh. He served as judge of Ulster County Common Pleas until his death in 1798 of yellow fever. The 1790 census of New Windsor, lists William W. Sacket next to Nathan Smith. The children of Nathan Smith and Susan Mackintosh were given in The History of the Town of New Windsor. They are:

Susan Smith was born November 5, 1771 and married William W. Sacket. They lived in New Windsor, Newburgh, and finally in Sullivan County, NY. Susan Smith Sacket appeared in the 1850 census in Honesdale, Wayne County, PA with her son, Nicholas F. Sacket and daughter Louisa. In this census, her age is given as 77 and her place of birth as New Jersey.

Charles F. Smith, a lawyer, died unmarried.

Mowbray Smith, married and moved to southern Virginia

Nathan Smith, died unmarried.

Fell Smith, died unmarried.

Elizabeth Smith, married David Hunter and died in 1854. Her death was announced in the Whig Press, Middletown, NY. She died March 8, 1854, aged 66 years. They had been residents of Bloomingburgh, Sullivan County, NY.

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