John Smith

11 May 1783–6 July 1854 (Age 71)
Virginia, United States

The Life of John

John Smith was born on 11 May 1783, in Virginia, United States. He married Eleanor Long on 21 November 1811, in Butler, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Johnson, Iowa Territory, United States in 1840 and Liberty Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 6 July 1854, in Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
Eleanor Long
Marriage: 21 November 1811
Hester Smith
Margaret Smith
Susanna Smith
Adam Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Isaac Addison Smith
Ellen Smith
Harriette Smith
Charles Smith
Nelson Smith

Spouse and Children

21 November 1811
Butler, Ohio, United States


    Hester Smith


    Margaret Smith


    Susanna Smith


    Adam Smith


    Elizabeth Smith


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 5

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

Age 20

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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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Sources (3)

  • John Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Smith in entry for Chas K Smith, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • John Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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