John Lawrence Smith

  • Also Known As: Judge J Lawrence Smith
  • American

John Lawrence Smith an American jurist in Suffolk County, New York and a fifth generation descendant of Richard Smythe, the founder and patentee of Smithtown. - AsNotedIn

Among the most prominent of Richard Smith's descendants was Judge J Lawrence Smith (1816-1889), who was widely regarded not only as Smithtown's leading citizen but as one of Long Island's foremost legal minds of the period. For several terms Suffolk County's district attorney, Judge Smith conducted a large legal practice, which drew periodic apprentices who later distinguished themselves in the profession as well. The judge married Sarah Nicoll Clinch (1823-1890), a wealthy New Yorker and former Long Islander, and between 1846 and 1862 eleven children were born to the couple. Six of them reached adulthood, and four of them, all females, figured prominently in the estate development of Stony Brook Harbor. - NRHP, 13 October 1992


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1816/09/29 Eliza Willett Nicoll, wife of Richard Smith, gives birth to a son, John Lawrence Smith, in Nissequogue, Smithtown, New York. Born Nissequogue
1845/00/00 John Lawrence Smith and his wife Sarah Nicoll Clinch buy the Blydenburgh's homestead in Smithtown Branch. Home Judge John Lawrence Smith Homestead Smithtown, NY
1845/02/04 Sarah Nicoll Clinch marries J Lawrence Smith Groom St Marks-In-The-Bowery New York City Marriage of Sarah Nicoll Clinch and John Lawrence Smith
1889/03/17 John Lawrence dies 1889 in Smithtown, Suffolk County, New York, United States of unspecified causes. He is buried Saint at James Episcopal Church Graveyard, Saint James, New York. Died St James Episcopal Church, Smithtown Smithtown, NY
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