Margaret Smith

about 1707–about 1795 (Age 88)
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Smith was born about 1707, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Smith, was 38 and her mother, Ann Bryan, was 34. She married Samuel Morris about 1729, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Society of East Greenwich, Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1790. She died about 1795, in Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Morris
1705–1775
Margaret Smith
1707–1795
Marriage: about 1729
Ann Morris
1737–
Samuel Morris
1745–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1729New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (4)

    1750
    Age 43
    Originally comprised a portion of Kent and was organized as the Society of East Greenwich
    1751
    Age 44
    Created on October 9, 1751 from Fairfield, New Haven and Hartford Counties
    1776
    Age 69
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    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 (1)

    • Marget Morris, "United States Census, 1790"

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