John Cotton Smith
John Cotton Smith was born on February 22, 1765, to Cotton Mather Smith and Temperance (Worthington) Smith. He graduated from Yale College in 1783, read law under John Canfield, and was later admitted to the bar in Litchfield County in 1786. On October 29, 1786, he married Margaret Evertson from Amenia New York.
In 1793, Smith was elected as first representative for the town of Sharon to the State General Assembly. He remained as representative until 1800 when he was elected to Congress as a Federalist. By 1806, Smith resigned.
In 1806, Smith was elected as Speaker and served two years, from 1807-08. A year later, in 1809 he was elected member of the upper house. In 1810, he was appointed an associate Judge of the Superior Court and Supreme Court of Errors. ...
Lt. Governor 1811-1812
- Elizabeth Thompson Reeve correspondence
- Ephraim Kirby letter
- Elizabeth Thompson Reeve letter - 1820 Apr 6
- Elizabeth Thompson Reeve letter - 1824 Nov 9
- Elizabeth Thompson Reeve letter - 1825 Jan 12
- Reeve family papers
- Elizabeth Thompson Reeve letter - 1827 Aug 27
- John Cotton Smith letter - 1817 Oct 12
- John Cotton Smith letter - 1817 Dec 2
- John Cotton Smith & John B. C. Lucas letters
- John Cotton Smith letters
- Wolcott Family Collection
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