Martha A Smith

2 September 1841–2 March 1900 (Age 58)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha A

When Martha A Smith was born on 2 September 1841, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, her father, Ezekiel Smith, was 33 and her mother, Ann Calista Simms, was 26. She lived in Black Creek Township, Wilson, North Carolina, United States in 1860. She died on 2 March 1900, in Saratoga, Wilson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Saratoga, Wilson, North Carolina, United States.

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Ezekiel Smith
Ann Calista Simms
John W Smith
Alexander Smith
Penelope Smith
Martha A Smith
Larry Smith
Emma Liza Smith
Bethiah Smith
Ellen Smith

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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 12

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 21

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

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)

  • Martha Smith in household of Ezekiel Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Smith in household of Ezekel Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha A. Smith, "North Carolina, Historical Records Survey, Cemetery Inscription Card Index"

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