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Smithtown founding family is subject of new book

Legend has it that Richard Smith, a member

(Credit: Colleen Harrington)

The town’s founding family is the subject of a new book to be published next month by the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.

St. James-based author Claire Nicolas White explores the answer to the question “What does it mean to be a Smith?” in her new book “The Land of Smiths: A Collection of Personal Memoirs.”

White, who is a Smith by marriage, conducted numerous interviews with Smith...

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