William Smith

20 June 1788–28 October 1814 (Age 26)
Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

When William Smith was born on 20 June 1788, in Lee, Virginia, United States, his father, Edward Edmond Smyth, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Crabtree, was 20. He married Margaret Orr about 1810, in Lee, Virginia, United States. He died on 28 October 1814, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 26.

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William Smith
1788–1814
Margaret Orr
1794–1880
Marriage: about 1810

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1810
Lee, Virginia, United States

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World Events (7)

1789

Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 12

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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  • William Smyth, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Smyth -

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