Elizabeth Smith

12 January 1751–
Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born on 12 January 1751, in Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Nathan Smith, was 29 and her mother, Experience Gunn, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Smith
1721–1800
Experience Gunn
1728–1815
Margaret Smith
1750–
Elizabeth Smith
1751–
Esther Smith
1751–1837
Rhoda R Smith
1754–
Mary Smith
1755–1755
Samuel Smith
1758–1850
Mercy Smith
1769–1836
Naomi Smith
1775–1854

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 25

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 32

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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