Desdamona Angeline Smith

8 November 1832–7 May 1904 (Age 71)
Bowen Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Desdamona Angeline

When Desdamona Angeline Smith was born on 8 November 1832, in Bowen Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States, her father, Simon Peter Smith II, was 34 and her mother, Ellendar Lee, was 31. She married Isaac Harrison Keck on 17 December 1856, in Boston, Madison, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Boston, Madison, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 7 May 1904, in Pettigrew, Madison, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Cove Cemetery, Madison, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Harrison Keck
Desdamona Angeline Smith
Marriage: 17 December 1856
Frances Penelope Keck
Simon Redmon Keck
William Fletcher Keck
Melissa Sarah Jane Keck
Bethena Julia Geraldine Keck
George Washington Russell Keck
Martha Elizabeth Keck

Spouse and Children

17 December 1856
Boston, Madison, Arkansas, United States


    Frances Penelope Keck


    Simon Redmon Keck


    William Fletcher Keck


    Melissa Sarah Jane Keck



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Simon Peter Smith II






    George Washington Russell Smith Sr


    Nancy Jane Smith


    Lucy Jane Smith



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

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 4

Historical Boundaries - 1836: Madison, Arkansas, United States

Age 29

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

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)

  • Desdemonia Smith in household of Simeon Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Destemenia Keck in household of Isaac Keck, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Desdemona Keck in household of Isaac Keck, "United States Census, 1870"

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