Emily Hawley Smith

9 November 1849–13 December 1931 (Age 82)
Walworth, Wayne, New York, United States

The Life of Emily Hawley

When Emily Hawley Smith was born on 9 November 1849, in Walworth, Wayne, New York, United States, her father, Jesse Smith, was 30 and her mother, Lucina Perry, was 33. She married Thomas Alexander Jenkins on 8 December 1881, in Herndon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Fort Ann, Fort Ann, Washington, New York, United States in 1910. She died on 13 December 1931, in Dranesville, Fairfax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Chestnut Hill, Fairfax, Virginia, United States.

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Thomas Alexander Jenkins
Emily Hawley Smith
Marriage: 8 December 1881
Jessie F. Jenkins
Frances "Frankie" Etta Jenkins
Hugh Warner Jenkins
Ruth A. Cornelia Jenkins

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Alexander Jenkins



8 December 1881
Herndon, Fairfax, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 12

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Emily H Smith in household of Jesse Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emily H Smith in household of Jepse Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emily Smith in household of Jessy Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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