Albert H. Smith

1813–1870 (Age 57)
New York, United States

The Life of Albert H.

Albert H. Smith was born about 1813, in New York, United States. He married Philena Comstock on 12 April 1826, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died before 1870, in Beekmantown, Beekmantown, Clinton, New York, United States, at the age of 56.

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Albert H. Smith
1813–1870
Philena Comstock
1814–1889
Marriage: 12 April 1826
Henry Comstock
1844–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 April 1826
New York, United States
children

(1)

    Henry Comstock

    Male1844–Male

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 14

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 17

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.

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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  • Albert H Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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