Margaret Smith

7 January 1819–20 March 1893 (Age 74)
Chester, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Smith was born on 7 January 1819, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, her father, David Smith, was 47 and her mother, Sarah Neill, was 39. She married Samuel Latimer on 14 March 1839. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Salt Creek Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 20 March 1893, at the age of 74, and was buried in Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Samuel Latimer
Margaret Smith
Marriage: 14 March 1839
Sarah J Latimer
Infant Latimer
David B Latimer
Nettie Latimer

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Latimer



14 March 1839
of, Chester, South Carolina, USA


    Sarah J Latimer


    David B Latimer



    Infant Latimer


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 3

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 22

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

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 ).

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

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  • Margaret Latimer in household of Samuel Latimer, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret Latimer in household of Samuel Latimer, "United States Census, 1880"

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