Catherine Smith

about 1780–20 February 1857 (Age 77)
Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Catherine

Catherine Smith was born about 1780, in Connecticut, United States. She married Nathaniel Lewis in 1801. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 20 February 1857, in Hopewell, Ontario, New York, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Hopewell, Ontario, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Lewis
1779–1857
Catherine Smith
about 1780–1857
Marriage: 1801
Roswell Lewis
1803–1838
John Lewis
1818–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1801
  • Children

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 1
    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.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 17
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1802 · Brass is Discovered
    Age 22
    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (2)

    • Catharine Lewis in household of Nathaniel Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Catherine Lewis, "Find A Grave Index"

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