Ethan Smith

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Ethan Smith
Born 19 December 1762(1762-12-19)
Belchertown, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts
Died 29 August 1849 (86) [1][2]
Boylston, Worcester Co., Massachusetts
Alma mater Dartmouth College (1790) [3]
Affiliations Congregational Church

Ethan Smith (December 19, 1762 - September 5, 1849) was an American Congregationalist clergyman and author of View of the Hebrews, an 1823 book that traced the origins of Native Americans to the Lost Tribes of Israel.

Selected Bibliography


  1. "Death of a Venerable Clergyman", Bangor Daily Whig and Courier (Bangor, Maine): 2, 8 September 1949, 
  3. Chapman, George T. (1867), "Alumni 1790", Sketches of the Alumni of Dartmouth College, Cambridge: Riverside Press, p. 56-57,, "Ethan Smith, the son of Dea. Elijah and Sybil (Worthington) Smith, was born at Belchertown. Ms, Dec. 19, 1762, and died at Boylston, Ms, Aug. 29, 1849, AE. 86. He studied divinity with the Rev. Dr Eden Burroughs of Hanover and the Rev. Dr Asa Burton, D.C. 1777, of Thetford, Vt; was ordained pastor of the Cong. Ch. at Haverhill, Jan. 25, 1792; dismissed June 23, 1799; installed pastor at Hopkinton, Mar. 12, 1800; dismissed Dee. 16, 1817; had pastoral charge of the Presb. Ch. at Hebron, N. Y. in 1818; installed pastor at Poultney, Vt, Nov. 21, 1821; dismissed in Dec. 1826; installed pastor at Hanover, Ms, May 16, 1827; dismissed Jan. 12, 1832; was then City Missionary at Boston, Ms, till old age suspended his labours. He published, 'A view of the Hebrews;' 'A key to the Revelation;' 'Prophetick Catechism;' 'A view of the Trinity;' 'A key to the figurative language of the Prophecies;' 'Memoirs of Mrs Abigail Bailey;' 'Four lectures on the Subjects and Modes of Baptism,' and 10 occasional discourses. He married Bathsheba, dau. of the Rev. David Sanford of Medway, Ms, Feb. 4, 1793. Lyndon Arnold Smith, D.C. 1817, was his son."