David Smith

1812–22 November 1893 (Age 81)
Ohio, United States

The Life of David

David Smith was born in 1812, in Ohio, United States. He married Catherine Richards on 12 March 1837, in Stark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brimfield Township, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 22 November 1893, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Smith
1812–1893
Catherine Richards
1820–1860
Marriage: 12 March 1837
Elam Grear Smith
1838–1901
Almon W Smith
1841–
Benjamin B. Smith
1852–1854
Ida Smith
1856–1867
Ird Smith
1858–

Spouse and Children

    Male1812–1893Male

    Catherine Richards

    Female1820–1860Female

MARRIAGE
12 March 1837
Stark, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    Elam Grear Smith

    Male1838–1901Male

    Almon W Smith

    Male1841–Male

    Benjamin B. Smith

    Male1852–1854Male

    Ida Smith

    Female1856–1867Female

    Ird Smith

    Female1858–Female

World Events (8)

1812

Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

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.

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)

  • David Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

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