Charles Sayles Smith

1809–1884 (Age 74)
North Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Charles Sayles

When Charles Sayles Smith was born on 2 September 1809, in North Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Syra Smith, was 28 and his mother, Martha Sayles, was 23. He married Mary A. Aldrich on 24 November 1831, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1870 and Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1880. He died on 1 March 1884, in North Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Sayles Smith
1809–1884
Mary A. Aldrich
1814–1909
Marriage: 24 November 1831
Simeon Smith
1832–1865
Alzada Smith
1835–1854
Smith
1838–1838
Smith
1838–1838
Syra Emor Smith
1840–1865
Martha Sayles Smith
1843–1865
Clara E Nichols
1846–
Mary Anna Smith
1847–1935
Daniel Aldrich Smith
1850–1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 November 1831
Rhode Island, United States
children

(9)

    Simeon Smith

    Male1832–1865Male

    Alzada Smith

    Female1835–1854Female

    Smith

    Male1838–1838Male

    Smith

    Female1838–1838Female

    Syra Emor Smith

    Male1840–1865Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Male1807–Male

    Charlotte Mowry Smith

    Female1808–1893Female

    Nelson Smith

    Male1808–Male

    Male1809–1884Male

World Events (8)

1811 · USS Revenge

Age 2

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 21

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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)

  • Charles Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Chas L Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

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