Samuel Latham Mitchill papers 1802-1815
Abraham B. Smedes was born in Shawangunk, New York, on September 30, 1768, the son of Benjamin Smedes and Elsie Decker. He later became a cooper in Shawangunk. In 1808, Smedes married Johanna Van Vlierden (1785-1868), with whom he had two children, William K. (1812-1880) and Abram Wynkoop (b. 1824). Abraham B. Smedes died on October 30, 1842.