John B. Smith

17 September 1788–
Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John B.

When John B. Smith was born on 17 September 1788, in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Smith, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Purdy, was 26. He married Betsey Bishop about 1808, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John B. Smith
1788–
Betsey Bishop
1790–1811
Marriage: about 1808
Matilda Martha Smith
1811–1892
Ida Smith
1812–
Kate Smith
1813–
Frank Smith
1814–
Alice Smith
1815–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1808
New York, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Male1788–Male

    Hannah Smith

    Female1796–Female

World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 13

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 27

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 33

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

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 B in entry for Charles A Hallas and Annie B Smith, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • John B. Smith in entry for Charles A. Hallas and Annie B. Smith, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • John Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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