Martha Smith

13 April 1718–26 April 1797 (Age 79)
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Smith was born on 13 April 1718, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Joseph Smith, was 32 and her mother, Martha Bryan, was 29. She married John Miles Sr on 3 November 1737, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 26 April 1797, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Milford Cemetery, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Miles Sr
1708–1754
Martha Smith
1718–1797
Marriage: 3 November 1737
John Miles
1738–1815
Martha Miles
1740–1797
Daniel Miles
1742–1746
David Miles
1744–1800
Daniel Miles Sr
1747–1808
Jared Miles
1750–1780

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 November 1737Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1776
    Age 58
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 58
    """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."""""""
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 63
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    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 (16)

    • Martha in entry for Daniel Miles, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Martha Miles, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Martha Miles, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

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