Elizabeth Smith

28 October 1833–23 February 1904 (Age 70)
Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born on 28 October 1833, in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, her father, John Hurt Hendrick Smith, was 43 and her mother, Celeste Savoie, was 41. She married Jean-Baptiste Thibodeaux on 14 October 1850, in St. Landry, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States in 1860 and St. Landry, Louisiana, United States in 1880. She died on 23 February 1904, in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Grand Coteau, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jean-Baptiste Thibodeaux
1830–1918
Elizabeth Smith
1833–1904
Marriage: 14 October 1850
Marie Lastenie Thibodeaux
1852–1920
Sostence Thibodeaux
1852–
Eugenie Thibodeaux
1853–1898
Eugene Thibodeaux
1856–1922
Felicien Thibodeaux
1858–1920
Elizabeth Thibodeaux
1860–1932
Marie Anise Thibodeaux
1866–1925
Marie Alice Thibodeaux
1866–1941
Euphemie Thibodeaux
1869–1925
Marie Fanelie Thibodeaux
1871–1943
Marie Alida Thibodeaux
1873–1936
Marie Thibodeaux
1876–1924

Spouse and Children

    Jean-Baptiste Thibodeaux

    Male1830–1918Male

    Female1833–1904Female

MARRIAGE
14 October 1850
St. Landry, Louisiana, United States
children

(12)

    Marie Lastenie Thibodeaux

    Female1852–1920Female

    Sostence Thibodeaux

    Female1852–Female

    Eugenie Thibodeaux

    Female1853–1898Female

    Eugene Thibodeaux

    Male1856–1922Male

    Felicien Thibodeaux

    Male1858–1920Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 30

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)

  • Elizabeth Smith in household of Jean Bte Thibodeau, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Thibadeau in household of J B Thibadeau, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Thibodeaux in household of John B Thibodeaux, "United States Census, 1900"

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