Stephen Jett Smith

1808–after 1880 (Age 72)
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Stephen Jett

When Stephen Jett Smith was born in 1808, in Georgia, United States, his father, William Smith, was 33 and his mother, Amanda Jett, was 31. He married Mary Campbell Smith on 28 January 1839, in Lawrence, Manitoba, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Beat 2, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1864. He died after 1880, in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States.

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Stephen Jett Smith
Mary Campbell Smith
Marriage: 28 January 1839
William Thomas Smith
Ned Smith
Juliett Amanda Smith
James Franklin Smith
Lydia Ann Mariah Smith
Emily Jane Smith
Sarah E. Smith
Eliza Phenetta Smith
Tabetha Amanda Smith
Mary Susan Smith
Frederick Baker Campbell Smith
Stephen J Smith
Isaac Hamilton Smith
Francis Holland Smith

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  • Marriage
    28 January 1839Lawrence, Mississippi, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1811 · The Savannah Riots
    Age 3
    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 22
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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.

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    Sources (8)

    • Stephen Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Stephen J Smith in entry for Lydia Ann Kees, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
    • Stephen J Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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