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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Jean-Baptiste Thibodeaux
Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 14 October 1850
Marie Lastenie Thibodeaux
Sostence Thibodeaux
Eugenie Thibodeaux
Eugene Thibodeaux
Felicien Thibodeaux
Elizabeth Thibodeaux
Marie Anise Thibodeaux
Marie Alice Thibodeaux
Euphemie Thibodeaux
Marie Fanelie Thibodeaux
Marie Alida Thibodeaux
Marie Thibodeaux

Spouse and Children

    Jean-Baptiste Thibodeaux



14 October 1850
St. Landry, Louisiana, United States


    Marie Lastenie Thibodeaux


    Sostence Thibodeaux


    Eugenie Thibodeaux


    Eugene Thibodeaux


    Felicien Thibodeaux


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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.

Age 13

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

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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