Col Benijah Osmond Smith

1 May 1807–21 February 1850 (Age 42)
Adams, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Benijah Osmond

When Col Benijah Osmond Smith was born on 1 May 1807, in Adams, Mississippi, United States, his father, Calvin Smith, was 38 and his mother, Priscilla Cobb, was 32. He married Elizabeth Forman on 6 October 1828, in Adams, Hinds, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 21 February 1850, in his hometown, at the age of 42, and was buried in Adams, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Col Benijah Osmond Smith
1807–1850
Elizabeth Forman
1811–1877
Marriage: 6 October 1828
Stephen F. Smith
1829–1886
Joseph Smith
1831–1839
Joseph C. Smith
1831–1840
Augusta F. Smith
1831–
Catherine Priscilla Smith
1832–1902
Helen Augusta Smith
1834–1893
Augusta Smith
1836–
Joseph
1838–
Stephen
1840–
Joseph Smith
1842–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1828
Adams, Hinds, Mississippi, United States
children

(10)

    Stephen F. Smith

    Male1829–1886Male

    Joseph Smith

    Male1831–1839Male

    Joseph C. Smith

    Male1831–1840Male

    Female1831–Female

    Catherine Priscilla Smith

    Female1832–1902Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (7)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1817

Age 10

Mississippi is the 20th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 12

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Benijah Osmond Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Benijah O. Smith, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benijah Osmond Smith - Individual or family possessions: birth: 1 May 1807; Adams, Mississippi, United States

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