Isabella Smith

October 1852–24 September 1938 (Age 85)
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Isabella

When Isabella Smith was born in October 1852, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, her father, David William Smith, was 23 and her mother, Sarah Margaret Eads, was 24. She married Andrew J Holcomb on 7 October 1875, in Summers, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fayetteville, Fayette, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 24 September 1938, in Scarbro, Fayette, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oak Hill, Fayette, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew J Holcomb
1852–1928
Isabella Smith
1852–1938
Marriage: 7 October 1875
George Washington Holcomb
1876–1937
Claiborne Manning Holcomb
1881–1968
Woodsie Warrick Holcomb
1892–1987
Berenice Holcomb
1894–1927
William A Holcomb
1894–1937
Ethel E Holcomb
1897–
Robert Holcomb
1899–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1875Summers, West Virginia, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 9
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
    1863
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 23
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (34)

    • Isabella Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Isabelle Smith in entry for William A Holcomb and Esther M Bingaman, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Isabell Smith in entry for Claiborne Manning Holcomb, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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