Thomas Smith

16 October 1800–13 October 1864 (Age 63)
New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas

Thomas Smith was born on 16 October 1800, in New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States. He married Martha Walker on 26 November 1829, in Pike, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Coosa, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 4, Hunt, Texas, United States in 1860. He died on 13 October 1864, in Larissa, Cherokee, Texas, United States, at the age of 63.

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Thomas Smith
Martha Walker
Marriage: 26 November 1829
William Franklin Smith
Thomas J. Smith
Frances Josephine Smith
John Taylor Smith
George Clark Smith
Martha Sophia Smith
James M. Smith
Beatrice O. Smith

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World Events (8)

Age 3
France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size
Age 3
The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 19
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. 

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 (6)

  • Thomas Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Smith, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"

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