Rachel Smith

about 1780–3 August 1848 (Age 68)
Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Rachel

Rachel Smith was born about 1780, in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. She married Nathan Knowles on 30 March 1808. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 3 August 1848, in North Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Knowles
1770–1839
Rachel Smith
1780–1848
Marriage: 30 March 1808
Sarah Sherburne
–1890

Spouse and Children

    Nathan Knowles

    Male1770–1839Male

    Female1780–1848Female

MARRIAGE
30 March 1808
children

(1)

    Sarah Sherburne

    Female–1890Female

World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 8

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Smith in entry for Sarah Sherburne, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Rachel Smith in entry for Nathan Knowles, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Rachel Smith, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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