Nehemiah Smith

1731–1813 (Age 82)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Nehemiah

When Nehemiah Smith was born in 1731, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Hezekiah Smith, was 25 and his mother, Rachael Smith, was 28. He married Freelove Brown on 10 March 1773, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He died on 7 October 1813, in his hometown, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nehemiah Smith
1731–1813
Freelove Brown
1742–1818
Marriage: 10 March 1773
Brown Smith
1775–1805
Freelove Smith
1776–
Nancy Smith
1779–1848
Sarah Smith
1781–1836
Phebe Smith
1783–1858
Phebe Smith
1784–1851

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 March 1773
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 45

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 69

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.

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)

  • Nehemiah Smith in entry for Joseph Olney and Phebe Smith, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Nehemiah Smith, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Nehemiah Smith, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

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