Mary Smith

8 June 1800–16 October 1860 (Age 60)
Wrentham,Norfolk,Massachusetts

The Life of Mary

When Mary Smith was born on 8 June 1800, her father, Christopher Smith, was 35 and her mother, Deidamia Pond, was 30. She married Bassett about 1820. She died on 16 October 1860, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Westfield Cemetery, Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Bassett
1800–1850
Mary Smith
1800–1860
Marriage: about 1820

Spouse and Children

    Bassett

    Male1800–1850Male

    Female1800–1860Female

MARRIAGE
about 1820

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 2

"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."
1803

Age 3

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

Age 19

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)

  • Mary Bassett, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mary Bassett, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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