Jerusha Smith

18 December 1759–29 November 1820 (Age 60)
East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Jerusha

When Jerusha Smith was born on 18 December 1759, in East Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, David Smith Sr, was 34 and her mother, Eunice Jones, was 24. She married David Crane on 7 January 1772, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 29 November 1820, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

David Crane
Jerusha Smith
Marriage: 7 January 1772
David Crane Jr.
Betsey Crane
Samuel Pitkin Crane
Curtis Crane
Chauncey Crane
Jerusha Crane
Charlotte Crane
Theodocia Crane
Betsey Crane
Lemuel Crane
John Crane
Dr. John Washington Crane
Warren Smith Crane

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1772Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children


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    +3 More Children

    World Events (6)

    Age 17
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 22
    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.
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 35
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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 (10)

    • Jerusha in entry for Betsey Reed, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
    • Jerusha, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Jerusha Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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