Simeon Smith

4 July 1755–4 May 1841 (Age 85)
Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Simeon

When Simeon Smith was born on 4 July 1755, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Nehemiah Merrit Smith, was 46 and his mother, Anne Tiffany, was 31. He married Zipporah Gates on 25 March 1790, in Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sheridan, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1830 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1840. He registered for military service in 1827. He died on 4 May 1841, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85.

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Simeon Smith
Zipporah Gates
Marriage: 25 March 1790
Persons Smith
Milo Smith
Simeon Smith Jr
Eli Smith
Lovisa Smith
Matilda Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1790Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 21
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 21
    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
    Age 25
    Pennsylvania was always against slavery, even though the first settlers, including Penn, came with slaves. Slavery was not prominent in the area.

    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.

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    Sources (11)

    • Simeon Smith, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Simeon Smith, "United States Census, 1790" Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts (living next to Andrew Gates)
    • military service records

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