Sybil Smith

Femaleabout 1790–5 October 1843

Brief Life History of Sybil

Sybil Smith was born about 1790, in Rhode Island, United States. She married Augustus Converse in 1811, in Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 5 October 1843, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Augustus Converse
Sybil Smith
Marriage: 1811
Davis Gorem Converse Sr.
Pamela Converse
Mary Ann Converse
Augustus Converse
Sophronia Converse
Esther Jane Converse
Iscah Converse
Erastus B. Converse
Iseah Chapman Converse
James Augustus Converse

Sources (3)

  • Sybil Smithe, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Sybil Smithe in entry for Augustus Converse, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Lybil Smithe in entry for Sophonia S. Keach, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1811Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1790 · 13th State

    Age 0

    On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.


    Age 1

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.


    Age 18

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    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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