Simeon Smith

Maleabout 1755–4 May 1841

Brief Life History of Simeon

Simeon Smith was born about 1755, in Massachusetts, United States as the son of Simeon Smith. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 4 May 1841, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87.

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Simeon Smith
Persons Smith
Milo Smith
Simeon Smith Jr
Lovisa Smith
Matilda Smith

Sources (7)

  • 1830 U.S. Census Sheridan, Chautauqua Co., NY Simeon Smith and Persons Smith
  • Census of Pensioners Pennsylvania - Western District page 122 in 1840 - Simeon Smith he is 85 making Date Of Birth 1755
  • Soldiers of the American Revolution who at some time were residents of, or whose graves are located in Erie County, Pennsylvania

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World Events (3)


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.

1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 22

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

Name Meaning

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 .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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