Titus Smith

1722–10 December 1799 (Age 77)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Titus

When Titus Smith was born in 1722, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Stephen Smith, was 25 and his mother, Mary Ingram, was 20. He married Mehitable Trowbridge on 18 June 1744, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 10 December 1799, in Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Titus Smith
1722–1799
Mehitable Trowbridge
1726–1808
Marriage: 18 June 1744
Lucy Smith
1745–1768
David Smith
1747–1809
Adna Smith
1757–1804

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 June 1744
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
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World Events (4)

1776

Age 54

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 59

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.
1783 · A Free America

Age 61

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Titus in entry for Mahitable Smith, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Titus Smith, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Titus in entry for Lucey Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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