Samuel Smith

1796–13 April 1873 (Age 77)
Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Smith was born in 1796, in Andover, Windsor, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Smith, was 32 and his mother, Martha Chase, was 31. He married Marcia Bostwick on 9 January 1800, in Lincoln, Addison, Vermont, United States. He died on 13 April 1873, in Mount Tabor, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 77.

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Samuel Smith
Susannah Smith
Marriage: 6 May 1820
Sidney G Smith
Eliza Smith
Albert Smith
Ruby E. Smith
Alonzo Smith
Charles Smith
Chauncey T Smith
Caroline Judith Smith
Lucy Smith
Deborah Eliza Smith

Spouse and Children

6 May 1820
Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Smith in entry for Alonzo Smith and Marcia Clark Bostwick, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Ebenezer Smith in entry for Alonzo Smith, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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