George Brown Smith

27 January 1801–20 June 1833 (Age 32)
Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of George Brown

When George Brown Smith was born on 27 January 1801, in Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Dr. Isaac Smith, was 28 and his mother, Hannah Brown, was 29. He married Ann Pluyment on 27 August 1821, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 20 June 1833, in his hometown, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

George Brown Smith
Ann Pluyment
Marriage: 27 August 1821
Lucy Ann Smith
Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith
Amelia Warner Smith

Spouse and Children

27 August 1821
Connecticut, United States


    Lucy Ann Smith


    Thomas Smith


    Thomas Smith


    Amelia Warner Smith


Parents and Siblings

    Dr. Isaac Smith





World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 1

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 11

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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George Brown Smith Birth: unknown Death: Jun. 20, 1833 age 32 Family links: Spouse: Ann B Smith (____ - 1844)* Children: Lucy Ann Smith (____ - 1908)* Burial: Trinity Church Cemetery …

Sources (3)

  • George B. Smith, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • George B. Smith, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • George B Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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