For his career see "History of Ancient Woodbury, Conn., 1854 as cited in Stuart.
Nathaniel Benedict Smith was the only child of the Hon. Nathaniel and Ruth (Benedict) Smith. He established a legal practice in New Haven, CT after his admission to the bar. When his father became ill, shortly after his marriage, Smith returned with his wife to Woodbury. After his father's death, Smith inherited the care of a large amount of property and he left the practice of the law. Unlike his father, Smith did not seek a prolonged political career and concentrated his interests on his farm. He died in Woodbury, CT. (litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org)