Henry Smith

24 August 1734–26 May 1814
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry

When Henry Smith was christened on 24 August 1734, in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Smith, was 26 and his mother, Anne, was 22. He married Anne Burton on 6 September 1756, in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Henry Smith
1734–1814
Anne Burton
1738–
Marriage: 6 September 1756
Joshua Smith
1759–1762
Ann Smith
1777–
John Smith
1762–
Sally Smith
1765–
Benjamin Smith
1767–1838

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 September 1756
Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Francis Smith

    Male1708–Male

    Anne

    Female1712–Female

siblings

(12)

    Male1734–1814Male

    Sarah Smith

    Female1737–Female

    Smith

    Female1739–Female

    Mary Smith

    Female1739–Female

    Anne SMITH

    Female1740–1761Female

+7 More Children

World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

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)

  • Henry Smith in entry for Ann Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Henry Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Henry Smith in entry for Ann Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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