Penny J. Smith

about 1841–
Pike, Alabama, United States

The Life of Penny J.

When Penny J. Smith was born about 1841, in Pike, Alabama, United States, her father, Bryant Smith, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Ann Thompson Garrett, was 26. She lived in Election Precinct 8 Grimes, Pike, Alabama, United States in 1870.

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Bryant Smith
Nancy Ann Thompson Garrett
James Isaac Ike Smith
Steven Smith
Bryant Henry Smith
Asa B. Smith
Penny J. Smith
Sarah A Smith
David M. Smith
Stephen Steven Wiles Smith
John L. Smith
Nancy Elizabeth Smith
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Jesse S. Smith
Joel Smith
Cassie E. Smith
William W. Smith

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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 8

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 31

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Penney J Smith in household of Nancy Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Penny J Smith in household of Bryant Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • P*Ina Smith in household of Bryant Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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