Catherine Smith

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

The Life 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.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Lewis
1779–1857
Catherine Smith
1780–1857
Marriage: 1801
Roswell Lewis
1803–1838
John Lewis
1818–1871

Spouse and Children

    Nathaniel Lewis

    Male1779–1857Male

    Female1780–1857Female

MARRIAGE
1801
children

(2)

    Roswell Lewis

    Male1803–1838Male

    John Lewis

    Male1818–1871Male

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: 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 ).

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Catharine Lewis in household of Nathaniel Lewis, "United States Census, 1850"

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