Portrait of David Smith
Simon Fitch (1758-1835)
Maj. Gen. David Smith; Gen. David Smith; Maj. David Smith
December 2, 1747
October 16, 1814
New London, Ct
Sally Atwater Smith (unknown)
Ruth Hitchcock Smith (unknown)
David Smith served as an officer in the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of Major General (although one source lists him as a Major in the Continental Army and a General in the Connecticut militia). He is listed as an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati, from Connecticut. After the war, Smith became a successful shopkeeper.
The Connecticut Historical Society holds a number of orderly books written by a David Smith, officer in the Connecticut Line, who is likely the same David Smith who later settled in Litchfield.
"Members of the Society of the Cincinnati, original, hereditary and honorary; with a brief account of the society's history and aims," William Sturgis Thomas, 1929
"Connecticut Biographical Dictionary," Caryn Hannan, 2008
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