Enos Smith

Brief Life History of Enos

When Enos Smith was born in April 1799, in Grafton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Barak or Baruch Smith, was 34 and his mother, Betsey Drake, was 25. He married Martha Sulloway on 12 February 1824, in Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 30 July 1877, in Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Grafton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enos Smith
1799–1877
Martha Sulloway
1798–1869
Marriage: 12 February 1824
Daughter
1827–1830
Barak Smith III
1829–1905
Samuel Smith
1832–
Betsy C Smith
1833–1894
Rhoda Smith
1835–1881
Daniel Smith
1838–1912
Mary Smith
1840–1855
Martha Smith
1840–1912

Sources (12)

  • Enos Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Enos Smith, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Enos Smith, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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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