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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Family Time Line

Bryant Smith
1809–1862
Nancy Ann Thompson Garrett
1815–1882
James Isaac Ike Smith
1833–
Steven Smith
1833–1923
Bryant Henry Smith
1838–
Asa B. Smith
1839–
Penny J. Smith
1841–
Sarah A Smith
1845–
David M. Smith
1847–
Stephen Steven Wiles Smith
1835–1923
John L. Smith
1843–
Nancy Elizabeth Smith
1849–
Mary Elizabeth Smith
1851–1926
Jesse S. Smith
1853–1958
Joel Smith
1853–
Cassie E. Smith
1855–1905
William W. Smith
1862–

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World Events (8)

1846

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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