Marey Smith

30 November 1770–
Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Marey

When Marey Smith was born on 30 November 1770, in Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, John Smith, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Winsor, was 24. She lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1770.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
1740–1798
Sarah Winsor
1746–1797
Thankful Smith
1763–1860
Samuel Smith
1770–1813
Cyna Smith
1765–1776
Marey Smith
1770–
Mercy Smith
1770–
Eber Smith
1773–1844
Zenas Smith
1775–
Mary Smith
1778–1843
Sarah or Sally Smith
1785–1816

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 6

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

Age 6

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 6

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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 (2)

  • Marey Smith, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Marey, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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