Isabella Smith

FemaleOctober 1852–24 September 1938

Brief Life History of Isabella

When Isabella Smith was born in October 1852, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Smith, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Eads, was 24. She married Andrew Jackson 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 Jackson Holcomb
Isabella Smith
Marriage: 7 October 1875
George Washington Holcomb
Claiborne Manning Holcomb
Woodsie Warrick Holcomb
Bernice Holcomb
William A Holcomb
Ethel E Holcomb
Robert Holcomb

Sources (35)

  • Isabella Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isabell Swich, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Isable Holconb, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

Spouse and Children

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

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    On June 20, 1863, Cabell County, Virginia, was one of the 50 counties separated from Virginia at the height of the American Civil War to form the State of West Virginia


    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

    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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