Phebe Ann Smith

3 February 1846–14 January 1880 (Age 33)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Phebe Ann

When Phebe Ann Smith was born on 3 February 1846, in Ohio, United States, her father, Abraham Smith, was 28 and her mother, Rachel Ann Paxson, was 24. She married Sylvester Pedrick Hunt on 29 June 1862, in Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Penn Township, Jay, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 14 January 1880, in Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Gilead Cemetery, Balbec, Jay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvester Pedrick Hunt
1840–1916
Phebe Ann Smith
1846–1880
Marriage: 29 June 1862
Sarah E Hunt
1865–
Miles Moore Hunt
1868–1929
Cecil E Hunt
1878–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 June 1862
Jay, Indiana, United States
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World Events (7)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 5

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 14

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Phoebe Smith in household of Abram Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Phebe A Smith in household of Abraham Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Phebe Hunt in household of Sylvester Hunt, "United States Census, 1870"

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