Emma Gough Smith

Brief Life History of Emma Gough

When Emma Gough Smith was born on 10 November 1803, in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, her father, James Harvey Smith, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Marianna Gough, was 30. She married William Robinson Tabor on 22 December 1825, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Charleston Neck, Charleston, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 15 February 1867, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States.

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William Robinson Tabor
Emma Gough Smith
Marriage: 22 December 1825
Mariana Smith Taber
William Robinson Taber
John Robinson Taber
John R. Tabor
Thomas Hubbard Taber
Albert Rhett Taber
Emma Smith Taber
Dr Charles Rhett Taber
Sarah Frances Taber

Sources (7)

  • Emma S Tabor in household of William R Tabor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma Smith, "South Carolina Births and Christenings, 1681-1935"
  • Emma Smith, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"

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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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