Soloman Smith

16 December 1794–28 November 1856 (Age 61)
Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Soloman

When Soloman Smith was born on 16 December 1794, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Solomon Smith, was 40 and his mother, Lucy Nutting, was 29. He married Catherine Evelith Faulkner on 3 January 1821, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 28 November 1856, in Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Soloman Smith
Catherine Evelith Faulkner
Marriage: 3 January 1821
Albert Soloman Smith
Catherine Emily Smith
Francis Faulkner Smith
Henery Martin Smith
Ellen Maria Smith
Francis Emery Smith
Caroline H. Smith
Aaron Chaffin Smith

Spouse and Children

3 January 1821
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Lucy Nutting




    Lucy Smith



    William C Smith




+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.

Age 9

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 18

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Solomon Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Solomon 2nd Smith in entry for Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Solomon in entry for Albert H Smith and Susan Fuller, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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