Smith, William Stephens, 1755-1816

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Dates:
Birth 1755-11-08
Death 1816-06-10

Biographical notes:

William Stephens Smith (b. November 8, 1755, Suffolk County, NY–d. June 10, 1816, Lebanon, NY) was a United States Representative from New York. He married Abigail "Nabby" Adams, the daughter of President John Adams, and was a brother-in-law of President John Quincy Adams. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1774.

He served in the Revolutionary Army as aide-de-camp to general John Sullivan in 1776. Smith fought in the Battle of Long Island, was wounded at Harlem Heights, fought at the Battle of White Plains, was promoted to lieutenant colonel at the Battle of Trenton and fought at the Battle of Monmouth and Newport. He was on the staff of General Lafayette in 1780 and 1781, became an adjutant in the Corps of Light Infantry then transferred to the staff of George Washington.

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Subjects:

  • Elections--California--Los Angeles--19th century--Archival resources

Occupations:

  • Scribe
  • Soldiers
  • Representative

Places:

  • Lebanon, NY, US
  • Suffolk County, NY, US
  • New York, NY, US