Martha Smith

17 January 1754–1838 (Age 83)
Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life of Martha

Martha Smith was born on 17 January 1754, in Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. She married William Harris Sr. in 1782, in Ohio, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1838, in Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Licking, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harris Sr.
1755–1843
Martha Smith
1754–1838
Marriage: 1782
John Edward Harris Sr.
1782–1877
Edward Harris
1783–1859
Thomas Harris
1785–1836
James Harris
1788–1849
William F. Harris
1792–1873
Elizabeth Harris
1794–1866
Warren Harris
1798–1876
Garrett Harris
1802–1875

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1782
Ohio, Virginia, United States
children

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 22

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 46

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
  • Global, Find A Grave Index for Non-Burials, Burials at Sea, and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

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