Mildred Milly Smith

about 1779–
Wilkes, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mildred Milly

Mildred Milly Smith was born about 1779, in Wilkes, Georgia, United States as the daughter of Sarah Alexander. She married Thomas Wooten about 1800, in United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters.

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Thomas Wooten
1777–1848
Mildred Milly Smith
1779–
Marriage: about 1800
Charles H. Wootten
1799–1851
Thomas Lemuel Wooten
1800–1838
Sara Wootten
1800–
Henry Pope Wootten
1840–
Abraham Wooten
1803–
Dempsey Wootten
1806–
Polly Wootten
1809–
Martha Wootten
1811–
Richard Willis Wooten
1820–
Elizabeth A. Wootten
1829–1892

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1800
United States
children

(10)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(17)

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World Events (8)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1795 · Yazoo Land Fraud

Age 16

As Georgia had been weakened during the Revolutionary War, it was unable to defend its Yazoo lands, or land west of the Yazoo River. Thirty-five million acres were sold to four companies for $500,000 as Governor George Mathews signed the Yazoo Act on January 7, 1795. Angry Georgians protested in the streets as they felt bribery and corruption were involved and the sale was far below market value. The legislation tried to rescind the Yazoo Act, but much of the land had been sold to third parties. The issue made its way to the United States Supreme Court and it was determined that rescinding the law was an unconstitutional infringement on a legal contract. The government took full possession of the territory by 1814 and awarded its claimants over $4,000,000.
1811 · The Savannah Riots

Age 32

A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Mildred (Milly) Smith - birth: about 1779; Wilkes, Georgia, United States

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