Moses Smith

25 January 1739–1 September 1815 (Age 76)
Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Moses

When Moses Smith was born on 25 January 1739, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ephraim Smith Jr, was 40 and his mother, Hannah Rice, was 24. He married Lydia Smith on 30 April 1760, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 1 September 1815, in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Moses Smith
1739–1815
Lydia Caddick
1740–1812
Marriage: 26 February 1770
Lydia Smith
1771–
Phebe Smith
1771–
Thankful Smith
1772–1812
Chloe Smith
1774–1836
Eber Smith
1777–1822
Miriam Smith
1780–1856
Candace Smith
1782–

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World Events (6)

1776
Age 37
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 37
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution
Age 42
Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

(1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

Sources (6)

  • Moses Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Moses Smith in entry for Seth Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Moses, Leutenant Smith in entry for Eber Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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