Catherine Bowker Smith

1771–24 September 1835 (Age 64)
Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Catherine Bowker

When Catherine Bowker Smith was born in 1771, in Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Guy Smith, was 43 and her mother, Sarah, was 42. She married Thomas B Crutcher on 13 January 1796, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 24 September 1835, in Whiteville, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 64.

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Thomas B Crutcher
Catherine Bowker Smith
Marriage: 13 January 1796
Susannah C. Crutcher
William Crutcher
Ann Hopkins Crutcher
Elizabeth Smith Crutcher
Margaret Adams Crutcher
Pauline Logan Crutcher

Spouse and Children

13 January 1796
Franklin, Virginia, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Guy Smith






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World Events (8)


Age 4

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."

Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 17

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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)

  • Caty Smith, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Virginia, Marriages, 1660-1800

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