Annie Eliza Smith

6 February 1847–12 February 1918 (Age 71)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Annie Eliza

When Annie Eliza Smith was born on 6 February 1847, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Nathan Parson Smith, was 33 and her mother, Mary H Marshall, was 38. She married Benjamin Brown on 18 January 1866, in Jones, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Township 4 Cypress Creek, Jones, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Cypress Creek, Jones, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 12 February 1918, in Comfort, Jones, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Trenton, Jones, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Brown
Annie Eliza Smith
Marriage: 18 January 1866
Christopher Columbus Brown
Susan Brown
Mana Frances Brown
Claude Douglas Brown
Annie E Brown

Spouse and Children

18 January 1866
Jones, North Carolina, United States


    Christopher Columbus Brown


    Mana Frances Brown


    Susan Brown



    Annie E Brown


Parents and Siblings



    Sarah Jane Smith


    Christopher Columbus Smith



World Events (8)

1853 · First State Fair

Age 6

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 19

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Annie E Brown in household of Claud D Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ann Eliza Smith in household of James Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ann E Smith in household of Nathan P Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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