Josiah Smith Jr

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

The Life Summary 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 J 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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Family Time Line

Josiah Smith Jr
1813–1862
Mary J Rogers
1813–1908
Julius Henry Smith
1833–1908
Emeline A Smith
1834–1923
China Smith
1835–1891
Addison F. Smith
1838–1869
Mary E Smith
1840–
James A. Smith
1842–1861
Laura Smith
1844–
Florence Delphine Smith
1855–1926

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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.
1829
Age 16
American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

Name Meaning

(1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

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

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

Sources (8)

  • Josiah Smith, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"
  • Josiah Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J Smith in entry for Florence Delphine Mercer*, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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