Deborah B. Smith

16 September 1822–10 December 1907 (Age 85)
Wrightstown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Deborah B.

When Deborah B. Smith was born on 16 September 1822, in Wrightstown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles Smith, was 33 and her mother, Martha Brown, was 35. She lived in Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Buckingham, Buckingham Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 10 December 1907, in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85.

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Deborah B. Smith
1822–1907

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1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 10

"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."
1846

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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  • Deborah B Smith in household of Joseph A Heston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Deborah B Smith in household of Weston F Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Deborah Smith, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

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