Jeanette Smith

1 March 1842–5 September 1909 (Age 67)
Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life of Jeanette

When Jeanette Smith was born on 1 March 1842, in Cattaraugus, New York, United States, her father, Seeley Strong, was 29 and her mother, Anor Harvey, was 26. She married Chauncy Brownell about 1864, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Ellicott, Chautauqua, New York, United States in 1875. She died on 5 September 1909, in Grass Lake, Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Chauncy Brownell
Jeanette Smith
Marriage: about 1864
Sherman Joseph Brownell
Thomas Brownell
Edward Brownell
Nellie Brownell
Dora Brownell
Edwin Brownell
Viola May Brownell

Spouse and Children

about 1864
Chautauqua, New York, United States


    Sherman Joseph Brownell


    Edward Brownell


    Nellie Brownell


    Dora Brownell


    Edwin Brownell


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 5

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Janet Brownell in household of Cauncey Brownell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jenett Brownell in household of Selden Bennet, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Jenette Strong in household of Seeley Strong, "United States Census, 1860"

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