Philetus Smith

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Philetus Smith, son of Obadiah Smith and Susannah Stephens, was born at Smithtown, Suffolk Co., New York, 24 October 1730.1 He died at Smithtown, 22 December 1800.1

Philetus married (1) Phebe Tredwell, daughter of Timothy Tredwell and Mary Platt, at Smithtown, 8 January 1766;2 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Henry Smith and Ruth Smith, at Smithtown, 25 July 1780.3

Philetus left a will dated 14 March 1795, and proved 15 Jan 1801:
Bequest, supplies, and rooms to wife Elizabeth, with all she brought at marriage;
Bed to each and lands to eldest son Timothy Tredwell and youngest son Elias;
Homestead to second son Alexander, which is willed to other sons, if Alexander die without issue.
Personal estate to daughter Hannah
Executors: sons and son-law- William Smith
Witnesses: John Statton, Mills Phillips, Jonas Paine.4

Family 1

Phebe Tredwell b. 18 Jan 1741, d. 20 Mar 1778

Family 2

Elizabeth Smith b. 3 Jan 1743/44, d. 1 Mar 1823
This person was last edited on17 Dec 2017


  1. [S1989] Frederick Kinsman Smith, The Family of Richard Smith of Smithtown, Long Island: 10 Generations(Smithtown, New York: The Smithtown Historical Society, 1967), 96, 161, further cited as Smith, Family of Richard Smith.
  2. [S1989] Smith, Family of Richard Smith, 161.
  3. [S1989] Smith, Family of Richard Smith, 115, 161.
  4. [S1984] Elizabeth R. Vanburen, Abstracts of Wills Recorded at Riverhead, Suffolk County, NY., 1933, E:9 (liber E:114-116). CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of Suffolk County, New York (, 2006), further cited as Vanburen, Abstracts of Wills of Suffolk Co.
  5. [S1989] Smith, Family of Richard Smith, 162.