Josiah Smith Jr

1813–5 June 1862 (Age 49)
Paris Hill, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Smith Jr was born in 1813, in Paris Hill, Paris, Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Josiah Smith, was 30 and his mother, Charity Munson, was 26. He had at least 4 sons and 4 daughters with Mary Rogers. He lived in Aztalan, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 June 1862, in Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Rock Lake Cemetery, Lake Mills, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States.

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Josiah Smith Jr
Mary Rogers
Julius Henry Smith
Emeline A Smith
China Smith
Addison F. Smith
Mary E Smith
James A. Smith
Laura Smith
Florence Delphine Smith

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    Mary Rogers




    Julius Henry Smith


    Emeline A Smith


    China Smith


    Addison F. Smith


    Mary E Smith


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+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 14

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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)

  • Josiah Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Josiah Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J Smith in entry for Florence Delphine Mercerow, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

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