Sarah Smith

Female1816–

Brief Life History of Sarah

Sarah Smith was born in 1816, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. She married Stewart H. Pugh on 24 February 1854, in Knox, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Rhea, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and District 5, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Stewart H. Pugh
1808–
Sarah Smith
1816–
Marriage: 24 February 1854
William R. Pugh
1853–

Sources (10)

  • Sarah Pugh in household of Stewart H Pugh, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Smith, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Sarah Pugh in household of William Pugh, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1854Knox, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (1)

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 19

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

    1862 · Battle of Shiloh

    Age 46

    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    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.

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