Penny J. Smith

about 1841–
Pike, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary 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–
Bryant Henry Smith
1838–
Asa B. Smith
1839–
Penny J. Smith
about 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–

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

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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 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 (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"

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