Sarah Rebecca Smith

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

The Life 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
1809–
Larkin Cyrus Bennett III
1814–1897
Demaris Drucilla Bennett
1830–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 February 1813
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States
children

(3)

    Rebecca Bennett

    Female1809–Female

    Larkin Cyrus Bennett III

    Male1814–1897Male

    Demaris Drucilla Bennett

    Female1830–Female

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: 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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

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

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