Smith, Jabez

honorific(s): Mr.
Birth: May 9, 1748 in Groton, CT
Death: November 10, 1831 in Groton, CT
Affiliation

Baptists

Faith

Baptist

Nationality

Anglo-American

Occupation

Small-scale farmer

Residence(s)
  • Groton, CT
Marital status

Jabez Smith was married and had at least one child.

Biography

Jabez Smith was a deacon at the Second Baptist Church in Groton, CT, a congregation with strong New Light sympathies. He was very active in the church, and on at least one occasion he opened his home to an extemporaneous religious meeting, at which Occom preached. Smith supported himself via the family farm. The house he built there, in 1783, is still standing and currently serves as a museum.

Sources

Hurd, Duane Hamilton. History of New London County, Connecticut. Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co, 1882. Accessed via GoogleBooks. Smith, Henry Allen. A Genealogical History of the Descendants of the Rev. Nehemiah Smith of New London County, Conn. Albany: Joel Munsell’s Sons, 1889. Accessed via GoogleBooks. Town of Groton. “The Jabez Smith House.” Town of Groton, 2012. http://www.groton-ct.gov/about/jabezsmith.asp Accessed 2/14.