Thomas J. Smith

Male1833–

Brief Life History of Thomas J.

When Thomas J. Smith was born in 1833, in Indiana, United States, his father, Elijah Smith, was 25 and his mother, Lorenna Goben, was 22. He married Emmaretta Williams on 24 May 1860, in Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Oregon Township, Clark, Indiana, United States in 1860.

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Thomas J. Smith
1833–
Emmaretta Williams
1844–
Marriage: 24 May 1860

Sources (4)

  • Thomas J Smith in household of William O Williams, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas J Smith, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Thomas Smith in household of Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 May 1860Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Township, Clark, Indiana, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1852

    Age 19

    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Clark, Indiana, United States

    1865

    Age 32

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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