Martin Smith

1770–1811 (Age 41)
Frederick, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Martin

When Martin Smith was born in 1770, in Frederick, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Smith, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Adams, was 16. He married Lydia Schaeffer on 27 September 1791, in Frederick, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He died in 1811, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, at the age of 41.

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Family Time Line

Martin Smith
1770–1811
Lydia Schaeffer
1773–1863
Marriage: 27 September 1791
Rebecca Smith
1792–
Thomas Smith
1810–1884
Elizabeth Smith
1794–1865
Jane Smith
1795–1874
Nathan John Smith
1796–1871
John Smith
1798–1799
Nancy Smith
1801–1886
Catharine Smith
1803–1857
Catherine " Catie" Smith
1803–1870
Mary Ellen Smith
1806–1885
Miss Smith
1807–1856

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
27 September 1791
Frederick, Virginia, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

  • Male1770–1811Male

  • Thomas M. Smith

    Male1771–Male

  • Nancy Smith

    Female1772–1841Female

  • John A. W. Smith

    Male1774–Male

  • Male1781–Male

World Events (8)

1775

Age 5

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1776

Age 6

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1783 · A Free America

Age 13

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

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