Amanda Melvina Smith

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

The Life Summary 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
1834–1882
Amanda Melvina Smith
1833–1920
Marriage: 21 October 1854
Josephine Safronia Smith
1857–1871
Calpernia Smith
1858–1929
Charles Smith
1859–
Nicholas Napoleon Smith
1860–1937
Rev. William Albert Smith
1862–1937
James Kirby Smith
1865–1900
Mary Smith
1866–1954
Alice Eliza Smith
1867–1935
Anna Smith
1869–1943
Sarah Smith
1872–
Johnson Commodore Smith
1874–1965
Thomas Ellsberry Smith
1877–1953

Spouse and Children

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

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    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.
    1861
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (5)

    • M Smith in household of T J Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Amanda Melvina Smith in entry for Thomas jefferson Smith, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
    • Malvina Smith in household of T J Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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