Louisa Lois Smith

9 November 1792–3 February 1855 (Age 62)
Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Louisa Lois

When Louisa Lois Smith was born on 9 November 1792, in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Benjamin Smith, was 29 and her mother, Elsie Woodman, was 30. She married William W. Cross on 8 April 1811, in Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Belmont, Waldo, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 3 February 1855, in Bellville, Richland, Ohio, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fisher Cemetery, Bellville, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William W. Cross
1787–1850
Louisa Lois Smith
1792–1855
Marriage: 8 April 1811
Elsie S Cross
1812–1881
Sarah Ann Cross
1814–1880
William Warner Cross
1815–1883
Ammi W. Cross
1817–1882
Benjamin A. W. Cross
1819–1903
Joseph Cross
1821–1843
Phebe Ann Cross
1823–1910
Lydia Cross
1824–1860
Lois Louisa Jane Cross
1825–1888
Margaret Elizabeth Cross
1828–1873
Nancy Cross
1831–1891
Althedia Althea Cross
1833–1837

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 April 1811
Belfast, Waldo, Maine, United States
children

(12)

    Elsie S Cross

    Female1812–1881Female

    Sarah Ann Cross

    Female1814–1880Female

    William Warner Cross

    Male1815–1883Male

    Male1817–1882Male

    Male1819–1903Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Smith

    Male1763–1836Male

    Elsie Woodman

    Female1762–1850Female

siblings

(10)

    Lydia Smith

    Female1787–1854Female

    Female1789–1877Female

    Elisha Smith

    Male1789–Male

    Joshua Smith

    Male1791–1812Male

    Female1792–1855Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 2

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 12

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
1812

Age 20

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lois Cross in household of Abial S Morey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louise Smith in entry for Elsie Smith Ryder, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Lois in entry for Gilbert Williams and Phebe A. Cross, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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