Huldah Smith

8 June 1763–30 March 1854 (Age 90)
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Huldah

Huldah Smith was born on 8 June 1763, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States as the daughter of Simeon Smith Sr and Rachel Strong. She married Stephen Martindale on 10 October 1781, in Dorset, Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 30 March 1854, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Stephen Martindale
Huldah Smith
Marriage: 10 October 1781
William Stuben Martindale
Rachel Martindale
Rev. Stephen Martindale Jr
Orringe Smith Martindale
Hulda Martindale

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World Events (8)

Age 13
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 18
The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
Age 24
The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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 (19)

  • Huldah Smith in entry for Huldah Martindale, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Huldah in entry for Orringe S. Martindale, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"
  • Huldah Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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