Amanda Melvina Smith

1833–1920 (Age 87)
Franklin, Mississippi, United States

The Life 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 Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Beat 5, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1880. 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 Smith
Johnson Commodore Smith
Thomas Ellsberry Smith

Spouse and Children

21 October 1854
Meadville, Franklin, Mississippi, United States


    Josephine Safronia Smith



    Nicholas Napoleon Smith


    Rev. William Albert Smith



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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.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 16

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.

Age 28

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

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)

  • M Smith in household of T J Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Malvina Smith in household of T J Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Amanda Smith in household of James A Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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