Margaret Bowen Smith

1826–1850 (Age 24)
Jones, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret Bowen

When Margaret Bowen Smith was born in 1826, in Jones, Georgia, United States, her father, Sterling Williamson Smith Sr, was 45 and her mother, Nancy Hartwell, was 41. She married Thomas Jefferson Stewart on 16 January 1849, in Jones, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1850, in Jones, Georgia, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Gray, Jones, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Jefferson Stewart
1822–1902
Margaret Bowen Smith
1826–1850
Marriage: 16 January 1849
Catherine Lucretia "Kittie" Stewart
1849–1936

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1849Jones, Georgia, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    1832 · Worcester v. Georgia
    Age 6
    In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.
    1835 · Treaty of New Echota
    Age 9
    A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (8)

    • Margaret B Stewart in household of Thomas J Stewart, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Margaret B. Smith, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • Margaret Smith in entry for Catherine Stewart Chiles, "Georgia Deaths, 1928-1940"

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