Sarah Smith

29 August 1782–12 February 1879 (Age 96)
Stanley, East Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Smith was born on 29 August 1782, in Stanley, East Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, her father, Col William Smith, was 31 and her mother, Lucy Susannah Lake, was 36. She married Ichabod John Dimock Esq. on 17 February 1803, in Newport, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 12 February 1879, in Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Ichabod John Dimock Esq.
Sarah Smith
Marriage: 17 February 1803
Lucy Dimock
William Dimick
Grace Ann Dimock
Stephen Dimock
Eunice C Dimock
Shubael Blowers Dimock
William Horace Dimock
Richard Smith Dimock
Sarah Jane Dimock

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1803Newport, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children


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    +7 More Children

    World Events (3)

    Age 41
    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List
    Age 79
    In 1861, Hants County was divided for court sessional purposes into two districts named East Hants and West Hants.
    Age 87

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Sarah Dimock in entry for Lucy Fish, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Smith - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Sarah Smith
    • Sarah Smith, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"

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