Mary Elizabeth Smith

Female1828–27 December 1912

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Smith was born in 1828, in Ohio, United States, her father, Bryan Dawson Smith, was 26 and her mother, Cynthia Pettyjohn, was 22. She married Solomon Parsons on 19 November 1846, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Jessenland, Sibley, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Murray, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died on 27 December 1912, in Kasota, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Kasota, Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silas Edgar Livingston
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 12 November 1853
Holley W Livingston
Frederick Amos Livingston
John Newton Livingston
Mary Emma Livingston
Ruth L Livingston
Rush Livingston
Minnie Viola Livingston

Sources (34)

  • Mary Livingston in household of Edger Livingston, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Mary Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Mary Livingston, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1853Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 8

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


    Age 23

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Wasaba, Minnesota Territory, United States 1851: Dakota, Minnesota Territory, United States 1853: Blue Earth, Minnesota Territory, United States 1855: Le Sueur, Minnesota Territory, United States 1858: Le Sueur, Minnesota, United States

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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