Amanda Melvina Smith


Brief Life History of Amanda Melvina

When Amanda Melvina Smith was born in 1833, in Franklin, Mississippi, United States, her father, James Allen Smith, was 25 and her mother, Mary Priscilla Allgood, was 25. She married Thomas Jefferson Smith on 21 October 1854, in Meadville, Franklin, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Beat 5, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Loyd Star, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1920. She died in 1920, at the age of 87, and was buried in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Marengo, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Smith
Amanda Melvina Smith
Marriage: 21 October 1854
Josephine Safronia Smith
Calpernia Smith
Charles Smith
Nicholas Napoleon Smith
Rev. William Albert Smith
James Kirby Smith
Mary Smith
Alice Eliza Smith
Anna Smith
Sarah C "Sallie" Smith
Johnson Commodore Smith
Thomas Ellsberry Smith

Sources (6)

  • Melvinia Smith in household of N N Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Amanda Melvina Smith Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Amanda Melvina Smith in entry for Thomas jefferson Smith, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1854Meadville, Franklin, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 13

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 28

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    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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