Born in Oyster Bay during the Revolution while his father was a surgeon of a Loyalist troop. William was also a physician.  1777 June 8—William Howe, son of Nathan and Elisabeth Smith, baptised at Oyster Bay. The baptism is listed in the registry of baptisms of St. George's Episcopal Church in Hempstead, Long Island, NY.  http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NewspaperVitalStats/ New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics Daniel F Johnson : Volume 2 Number 1441. Date : October 10, 1822 County : Saint John Place : Saint John Newspaper : City Gazette. d. Yesterday morn., William Howe SMITH, Esq., Surgeon, age 46, left wife, five children. http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NewspaperVitalStats/ New Brunswick Newspaper Vital Statistics Daniel F Johnson : Volume 36 Number 268. Date : October 27, 1874 County : Saint John Place : Saint John Newspaper : The Daily Telegraph. The Old Burying Ground No. 4 - ... Near this last is a well preserved slab - 'To the memory of William Howe SMITH, Esquire, for many years a surgeon in this city, who departed this life Oct. 9th, 1822 in the 46th year of his age.' - The gentleman was the father of the late Wm O. SMITH, Esq., formerly Mayor of Saint John and the grandfather of the present Mayor SMITH. His residence was in Prince William street where the Bank of British North America now stands. His father was Nathan SMITH, a physician of Rhode Island, who became surgeon of one of the Loyalist regiments and settled at St. John after the Peace of 1783. He died here in 1818, aged 81 years.
 Family Document, Evelyn Miles Krase notes.