Mary E. Smith

Female1805–21 February 1888

Brief Life History of Mary E.

Mary E. Smith was born in 1805, in Ohio, United States. She married Samuel Westlake III about 1829, in Worth Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Worth Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 21 February 1888, at the age of 83, and was buried in Wolf Creek Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Westlake III
Mary E. Smith
Marriage: about 1829
George Smith Westlake
Nancy Westlake
Mary Ann Westlake
Burroughs Westlake
Lucy Westlake
Harriet Lodena Westlake
Cynthia Westlake
Reverend Henry Westlake
Sarah Malinda Westlake
Samuel E Westlake
John Westlake

Sources (8)

  • Mary Westlake in household of George Westlake, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Polly, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary in entry for Nancy Turner, "Pennsylvania Deaths and Burials, 1720-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1829Worth Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1810 · Change of capital city

    Age 5

    Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 25

    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 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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