Margaret Smith

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

The Life of Margaret

When Margaret Smith was born about 1707, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Smith, was 37 and her mother, Ann Bryan, was 33. 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 Warren, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1790. She died about 1795, in Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 88.

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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 1729
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(2)

    Female1737–Female

    Samuel Morris

    Male1745–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (2)

1776

Age 69

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 74

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Marget Morris, "United States Census, 1790"

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