Meet Dutchess County’s Founding Father, Melancton Smith

Robert McHugh, history teacher at Arlington High School in Lagrangeville, was surrounded by many of his students following a lecture on Revolutionary Founding Father Melancton Smith. McHugh presented the program to the Millbrook Historical Society last month. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK— If the name Melancton Smith doesn’t ring a bell, it’s not surprising, according to a presentation by Robert McHugh at the Millbrook Historical Society. But Smith played a very important role in early Dutchess County’s political history.

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