Rhoda R Smith

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

The Life Summary 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 1779Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    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 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (14)

    • Rhoda Smith, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Rhoda Smith, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Rhoda Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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