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.
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 ).