Ada Smith

about 1720–
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ada

When Ada Smith was born about 1720, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jonathan Smith, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Painter, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Smith
1692–1759
Rebecca Painter
1695–1740
Dorothy Smith
1713–
Johathan Smith
1716–1784
Ada Smith
1720–
Rebecca Smith
1718–1726
Luci Smith
1720–1771
Tibus Smith
1722–1799
Titus Smith
1722–1799
Thomas Smith
1724–1812
Asa Smith
1727–1782
Nehemiah Smith
1730–1808
Ephraim Smith
1733–1896
Christopher Smith
1735–1820

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 56

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 56

"""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 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 61

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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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