The Captain John Smith house at 68 Jeffreys Neck Road was constructed in 1740. Captain John Smith was born on January 03, 1706 in Ipswich, the son of John Smith and Mercy Adams Smith. He married Hannah Treadwell, daughter of Nathaniel and Hannah Treadwell, who died in 1750. Captain Smith married Susannah Howe Kinsman in 1762. He died 6 years later.
The Old North Burying Ground
Smith, John, d-94, July the 11th, 1768. D — 94 — Herelyes buried the Body of Cap’. John Smith who departed this life July the 11th, 1768, in 62d year of his age.
Smith, Susanna e-166 December 26, 1781. “Here lies interr’d the Body of Mrs. Susanna Smith, wife of Cap’. John Smith, who departed this Life December 26th, 1781, Aged 82. Why should we mourn departed friends? Or shake at death’s alarms? ‘Tis but the voice that Jesus sends To call them to his arms. Are we not tending upward too As fast as time can move ? Nor would we wish the hours more slow To keep us from our Love. Why should ye tremble to convey Their bodies to the tomb? There the dear flesh of Jesus lay And left a long perfume. The graves of all his saints he bless’d And soft’ned ev’ry bed: Where should the dying members rest But with the dying Head? (Field stone: Mrs. Susanna Smith)