Miriam Smith

about 1729–2 February 1803 (Age 74)
Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Miriam

Miriam Smith was born about 1729, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. She married John Learned on 31 January 1750, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 2 February 1803, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

John Learned
1714–1796
Miriam Smith
1729–1803
Marriage: 31 January 1750
Hephzibah Learned
1752–1814
Elihu Learned
1754–1758
John Larned
1758–1844
Jacob Learned
1760–1830
Mariam Larned
1764–1812
Jemima Larned
1766–1796
Ruth Larned
1769–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 January 1750
Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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World Events (4)

1776

Age 47

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 47

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 58

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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)

  • Widow Meriam Learned, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Miriam in entry for Elihu Learned, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Miriam Learned, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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