Lois Smith

14 February 1747–1804 (Age 56)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Lois

When Lois Smith was born on 14 February 1747, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jonathan Smith, was 30 and her mother, Mary Gager Forbes, was 26. She married Elijah Tracy on 1 March 1770. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died in 1804, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Elijah Tracy
1741–1821
Lois Smith
1747–1804
Marriage: 1 March 1770
Mary Tracy
1770–
Sanford Tracy
1773–1829
Nancy Tracy
1775–1837
Starks Tracy
1778–1846
Synthia Tracy
1781–
Betsey Tracy
1783–
Hudson Tracy
1785–
Smith Tracy
1788–1873

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1770
  • Children

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 29
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 29
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 34
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 831783;2007: 1725054; 2010: 2442977)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 .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Story Highlight

    A lost grave

    Lois Smith Tracy moved with her husband to Richmond, MA after their marriage in Preston CT. When her husband Elijah received his bounty land warrant as a veteran of the Revolutionary War, the family …

    Sources (3)

    • Lois Smith, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Lois Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
    • Lois Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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