Thomas Smith

16 October 1800–13 October 1864 (Age 64)
New Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States

The Life 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, Gilmer, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. 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

Spouse and Children

26 November 1829
Pike, Gilmer, Georgia, United States


    William Franklin Smith


    Thomas J. Smith


    Frances Josephine Smith


    John Taylor Smith


    George Clark Smith


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 4

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr had been political enemies with intense personal differences for quite some time. Burr accused Hamilton of publicly disparaging his character during the elections of 1800 and 1804. On the morning of July 11, the two politicians went to Weehawken, New Jersey to resolve the disputes with an official duel. Both men were armed with a pistol. Hamilton missed, but Burr's shot fatally wounded Hamilton, who would die by the following day. The duel custom had been outlawed in New York by 1804, resulting in Burr fleeing the state due to an arrest warrant. He would later be accused of treason, but ultimately be acquitted.
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 (3)

  • Thos Smith in entry for Geo Clark Smith, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • 1850 United States Federal Census for George C Smith
  • George Clark Smith - Facts

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