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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Family Time Line

Joseph Turner
1717–1778
Abigail Smith
1725–1750
Marriage: 16 August 1744
Abigail Turner
1745–1768

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 August 1744
Newport,Newport,Rhode Island
children

(1)

    Abigail Turner

    Female1745–1768Female

Parents and Siblings

    Peleg Smith

    Male1681–1760Male

    Jemima Lord

    Female1694–1760Female

siblings

(6)

    Mary Smith

    Female1712–Female

    Female1714–1760Female

    William Smith

    Male1717–Male

    Hannah Smith

    Female1719–Female

    Male1722–1799Male

+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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