Amanda Root Slade

7 October 1826–24 January 1910 (Age 83)
Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Amanda Root

When Amanda Root Slade was born on 7 October 1826, in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Slade, was 34 and her mother, Mary Polly Herrick, was 34. She married Edmund Stebbens Smith on 24 November 1842, in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 12 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Summit, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 24 January 1910, in Arcola, Douglas, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Arcola, Douglas, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Stebbens Smith
Amanda Root Slade
Marriage: 24 November 1842
John Monroe Smith
Amanda A. Smith
Cornelia B. Smith
Eliza Elvira Smith
Amantha Ann Smith
Caroline Amanda Smith
Arthur Edmund Smith
Horace Herrick Smith
George Wilson Smith
Mary Isabel Smith
Theron B Smith
Clarence Delbert Smith
Alvin Nickles Smith
James Monroe Smith
Richard Elmer Smith
Elgia Stebben Smith
Elson Stebbens Smith
Adana Thomas Smith
Maurice Traver Smith

Spouse and Children

24 November 1842
Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 4

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 6

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 22

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

English (southern): topographic name from Middle English slade ‘small valley’, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word (Old English slæd), for example in Devon and Somerset, or Slad in Gloucestershire.

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

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Amanda Root Slade Smith Morrell Find a Grave Entry

Birth: Oct. 7, 1826 Massachusetts, USA Death: Jan. 24, 1910 Arcola Douglas County Illinois, USA Amanda Root Slade Married Edmund Stebbens Smith on Dec 24, 1842 in Chester, MA. They had 17 children. A …

Sources (3)

  • Amanda R Smith in household of Edmond L Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • A R Smith in household of E S Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda R Smith in household of Edmund S Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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