Lois Smith

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

The Life 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
Lois Smith
Marriage: 1 March 1770
Mary Tracy
Sanford Tracy
Nancy Tracy
Starks Tracey
Synthia Tracy
Betsey Tracy
Hudson Tracy
Smith Tracy

Spouse and Children

1 March 1770
Preston,New London,Conneticut


    Mary Tracy


    Sanford Tracy


    Nancy Tracy


    Starks Tracey


    Synthia Tracy


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+3 More Children

World Events (6)


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

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

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