Phebe Ann Smith

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

The Life Summary 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, Penn Township, Jay, Indiana, United States.

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Sylvester Pedrick Hunt
Phebe Ann Smith
Marriage: 29 June 1862
Sarah E Hunt
Miles Moore Hunt
Cecil E Hunt

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  • Marriage
    29 June 1862Jay, 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.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    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 .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Phoebe Smith in household of Abram Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Phebe Smith in entry for Miles N Hunt and Allie Bunker, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Phebe A Smith in household of Abraham Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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