Jefferson Smith

Male21 May 1801–1 October 1872

Brief Life History of Jefferson

When Jefferson Smith was born on 21 May 1801, in Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Smith, was 30 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
1801–1872
Lydia Pickering
1802–1859
Marriage: 25 November 1828
Jonathan Smith
1811–1868
Rachel Smith
1829–
Milton Smith
1831–1919
John Smith
1833–1895
Samuel Smith
1837–1924
Martha Smith
1840–1923
Elizabeth Smith
1845–1916
Jonathan Smith
1846–1934

Sources (17)

  • Jefferson Smith in household of Milton Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jefferson Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Smith in entry for Martha Yakle, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1828Highland, Ohio, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1803

    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 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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