Rhoda R Smith

10 March 1754–
Montague, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Rhoda R

When Rhoda R Smith was born on 10 March 1754, in Montague, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Nathan Smith, was 33 and her mother, Experience Gunn, was 25. She married Joseph D Smith on 3 March 1779, in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1754.

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Family Time Line

Joseph D Smith
1749–1818
Rhoda R Smith
1754–
Marriage: 3 March 1779
Lazarus Smith
1774–1834
Naomi Smith
1780–
John Smith
1781–1781
Lovina Smith
1784–1790
Achsah Smith
1786–1812
Rhoda Smith
1788–1790
Joseph Smith
1792–
Polly Smith
1794–
Electa Smith
1795–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 March 1779
Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 22

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

Age 22

"""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."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 32

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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  • Rhoda Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rhoda Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rhoda Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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