Israel Smith

2 October 1813–9 August 1876 (Age 62)
Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Israel

When Israel Smith was born on 2 October 1813, in Plaistow, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Stephen Smith, was 31 and his mother, Martha Harriman, was 27. He married Caroline Baker on 24 April 1843. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Palatine Township, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 9 August 1876, in Palatine, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Palatine, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Israel Smith
Caroline Baker
Marriage: 24 April 1843
John Wesley Smith
Edwin L. Smith
Albert L. Smith
Eugene Gordon Smith

Spouse and Children

24 April 1843


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Illinois is the 21st state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 17

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Israel Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Israel Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Israel Smith, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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