Mary Smith

1743–March 1800 (Age 57)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Smith was born in 1743, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Job Smith Sr., was 18 and her mother, Hannah Barney, was 23. She married Ephraim Keith on 1 January 1765, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. She died in March 1800, at the age of 57.

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Ephraim Keith
Mary Smith
Marriage: 1 January 1765

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1 January 1765
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

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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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  • Book:"Danforth Genealogy. Nicholas Danforth, of Framlingham, England, and Cambridge, N.E. [1589-1638]...."
  • "Genealogy of the Barney Family in America" by Preston, Eugene Dimon & Barney, Wm. Clifford, (Barney Family Historical Association: Springfield VA,) 1990

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