John Smith

14 February 1868–1 May 1952 (Age 84)
Franklin, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John

When John Smith was born on 14 February 1868, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, his father, Edward D Smith, was 24 and his mother, Angeline Barnes, was 16. He married Lena Barnes on 20 December 1892, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 3 daughters. His occupation is listed as farmer in Sherwood, Franklin, Tennessee, United States. He died on 1 May 1952, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Sherwood, Franklin, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
Lena Barnes
Marriage: 20 December 1892
Jim Smith
Dennis Smith
Edward Smith
John Henry Smith
William Smith
Angeline Smith
Matthew Thomas Smith
Rufus Bud Smith
Jennie Smith
Peter Smith
George Smith
Nannie Elizabeth Smith
Lewis Smith

Spouse and Children

20 December 1892
Franklin, Tennessee, United States


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Edward D Smith


    Angeline Barnes




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 10

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 22

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • John Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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