Thomas Smith

1804–16 September 1886 (Age 82)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Smith was born in 1804, in South Carolina, United States, his father, David Smith, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Neill, was 24. He married Jane Curry on 8 December 1825, in Chester, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Perry Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 16 September 1886, in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Bloomington, Monroe, Indiana, United States.

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Thomas Smith
Jane Curry
Marriage: 8 December 1825
William C Smith
David Woodburn Smith
John Calvin Smith
Sarah Margaret Smith
Elizabeth R J Smith
Rennick C Smith
James Cameron Smith
Samuel Thomas Wishart Smith

Spouse and Children


    Jane Curry


8 December 1825
Chester, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 18

"On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 25

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

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)

  • Thos Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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