Miriam Smith

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

The Life Summary 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 1750Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    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 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (14)

    • Miriam in entry for Jacob Learned, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Miriam Smith, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Widow Meriam Learned, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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