Abigail Smith

11 January 1725–about 1750 (Age 24)
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Smith was born on 11 January 1725, her father, Peleg Smith, was 44 and her mother, Jemima Lord, was 31. She married Joseph Turner on 16 August 1744. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died about 1750, at the age of 25.

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Joseph Turner
Abigail Smith
Marriage: 16 August 1744
Abigail Turner

Spouse and Children

16 August 1744
Newport,Newport,Rhode Island


    Abigail Turner


Parents and Siblings

    Peleg Smith


    Jemima Lord




    Mary Smith



    William Smith


    Hannah Smith



+1 More Child

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)

  • Abigail Smith, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • Abigail Smith, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Abigail Smith, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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