Jefferson Smith

21 May 1801–1 October 1872 (Age 71)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Jefferson

When Jefferson Smith was born on 21 May 1801, in Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Smith, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Calhoun, was 26. He married Lydia Pickering on 25 November 1828, in Highland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 1 October 1872, in Henry, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Salem Township, Henry, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jefferson Smith
Lydia Pickering
Marriage: 25 November 1828
Jonathan Smith
Rachel Smith
Milton Smith
John Smith
Samuel Smith
Martha Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Jonathan Smith

Spouse and Children

25 November 1828
Highland, Ohio, United States



    Rachel Smith


    Milton Smith



    Samuel Smith


+3 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 11

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 19

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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)

  • Jefferson Smith in household of Milton Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jefferson Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jefferson Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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