John Washington Smith

6 December 1834–18 January 1863 (Age 28)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of John Washington

When John Washington Smith was born on 6 December 1834, in Missouri, United States, his father, John M Smith, was 24 and his mother, Unity Jane Gilliam, was 23. He married Martha Dorcas Adams on 22 November 1855, in Buchanan, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Camden Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 18 January 1863, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 28.

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Family Time Line

John Washington Smith
1834–1863
Martha Dorcas Adams
1835–1884
Marriage: 22 November 1855
Alice Ann Smith
1856–1940
Cornelia Jane Smith
1857–1946
John Vincent Smith
1859–1923
James W Smith
1860–1889
Sterling Price Smith
1862–1879

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1855Buchanan, Missouri, United States
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

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    World Events (5)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    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.
    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 4
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    1846
    Age 12
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (4)

    • John W Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John W Smith, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • John W Smith in household of John Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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