Sarah Rebecca Smith

1795–before 1850 (Age 55)
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Rebecca

Sarah Rebecca Smith was born in 1795, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. She married Larkin Cyrus Bennett I on 25 February 1813, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died before 1850, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Larkin Cyrus Bennett I
1771–1859
Sarah Rebecca Smith
1795–1850
Marriage: 25 February 1813
Rebecca Bennett
1813–
Larkin Cyrus Bennett III
1814–1897
Demaris Drucilla Bennett
1829–1861

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1813Caldwell, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    World Events (7)

    1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons
    Age 1
    In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 5
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1812
    Age 17
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (5)

    • Rebecca Smith, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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