Edmund Smith

4 February 1766–17 November 1831 (Age 65)
Sussex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Edmund

When Edmund Smith was born on 4 February 1766, in Sussex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Jacob Smith Sr, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth "Bette" Lewis, was 24. He married Mary Fisher about 1792, in Ancaster, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 17 November 1831, in Ancaster, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 65, and was buried in Hamilton, Wentworth, Upper Canada, British Colonial America.

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Edmund Smith
Mary Fisher
Marriage: about 1792
Mary Smith
Mark Smith
Susannah Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Amos Smith
Christopher Smith
Ezekial Smith
Hannah Smith
Charity Smith
Edmund Smith
William Smith

Spouse and Children

about 1792
Ancaster, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (8)


Age 9

"During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."

Age 10

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Edmund Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Find a Grave Index
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edmund Smith - Individual or family possessions: unknown

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