Joseph Smith IV

28 October 1728–22 November 1799 (Age 71)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Smith IV was born on 28 October 1728, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Smith III, was 23 and his mother, Esther Benedict Ives, was 21. He married Eunice Thomas on 18 August 1755, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 22 November 1799, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith IV
1728–1799
Eunice Thomas
1736–1781
Marriage: 18 August 1755
Mary Smith
1751–
Elizabeth Smith
1753–
Eunice Smith
1755–1836
Rebecca Smith
1756–1801
David Smith
1757–
Odice Smith
1759–
Joseph Smith V
1761–
Amos Smith
1763–
John Smith
1765–
Elisha Smith
1767–
Mary Smith
1768–
Sarah Smith
1770–1814
Joseph Smith
1770–
Jesse Smith
1757–1831
Katurah Smith
1759–
Keturah Smith
1764–1853

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 August 1755
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(16)

    Mary Smith

    Female1751–Female

    Elizabeth Smith

    Female1753–Female

    Female1755–1836Female

    Female1756–1801Female

    David Smith

    Male1757–Male

+11 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 48

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 53

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 55

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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)

  • Mr. Joseph in entry for Mrs. Eunice Smith, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Jos Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Joseph Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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