To Dennis M. Boudreau I was not awarw of any Smailes migration to Massachusetts. My Smailes left the thirsk area in 1870-1880, so things were tough then but they only moved to Stockton / Middlesbrough. Thomas (my gt.grandfather) and his brother John were , I believe the only sons of William Smailes b 1813 South Kilvington, Thirsk. However William Smailes had brothers, Robert b 1818 and Thomas b. 1825 and I do not know what happened to their children. Possibly their sons migrated to Massachusetts. Do you have any more details, names?