Samuel Johnson Smith

27 August 1798–May 1852 (Age 53)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Samuel Johnson

When Samuel Johnson Smith was born on 27 August 1798, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Aaron Smith, was 33 and his mother, Mehitable Hawley, was 27. He died in May 1852, at the age of 53, and was buried in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Smith
1765–1830
Mehitable Hawley
1771–1835
Abigail F. Smith
1789–1861
Samuel Johnson Smith
1789–1791
Abijah Chapin Smith
1791–1861
Abiah Smith
1793–1796
Samuel Johnson Smith
1798–1852
Lemuel Hawley Smith
1799–1868
Abel Chapin Smith
1801–1804
Mehitable Smith
1802–1876
John Wire Smith
1803–1892
Harriett Hester Smith
1807–1876
Betsey Smith
1811–1878

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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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