Barak (Baruch) Smith

16 June 1764–March 1860 (Age 95)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Barak (Baruch)

When Barak (Baruch) Smith was born on 16 June 1764, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Eleazer Smith Sr., was 27 and his mother, Rebeckah Bullock, was 24. He married Betsey Drake about 1793, in Grafton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died in March 1860, in Moira, Franklin, New York, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Moira, Franklin, New York, United States.

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Barak (Baruch) Smith
Betsey Drake
Marriage: about 1793
Captain Bradford Smith
Enos Smith
Preserved Smith
Lydia Smith
Dolly Smith
Betsy Smith
Benjamin Smith
Daniel Smith

Spouse and Children

about 1793
Grafton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 12

New York is the 11th state.

Age 25

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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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Sources (3)

  • Berrak Smith in entry for Enos Smith, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Barak Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Baruch Smith in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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