John Reason Smith

26 November 1818–5 October 1893 (Age 74)
Pike, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Reason

When John Reason Smith was born on 26 November 1818, in Pike, Ohio, United States, his father, William McAlevy Smith, was 27 and his mother, Lydia Ann Mustard, was 25. He married Elizabeth Anderson on 26 March 1854, in Pike, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sunfish Township, Pike, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 October 1893, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

John Reason Smith
Elizabeth Anderson
Marriage: 26 March 1854
Orpha Smith
Malinda Smith
Sarilda Smith
Reason Smith
McDonald "Mack" Smith
Neoma Smith

Spouse and Children

26 March 1854
Pike, Ohio, United States


    Orpha Smith


    Malinda Smith



    Reason Smith


    McDonald "Mack" Smith


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William McAlevy Smith


    Lydia Ann Mustard




    Robert Smith



    Sarah Jane Smith


    Elizabeth Smith


    Nancy Smith


+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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. 
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 18

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 28

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Sources (3)

  • John Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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