Jane Smith

3 April 1812–from 1833 to 1835 (Age 20)
Headcorn, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Jane

When Jane Smith was born on 3 April 1812, in Headcorn, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, Josiah Smith, was 25 and her mother, Selena Honeysett, was 21. She married Jabez C. Bills on 23 August 1829, in Sutton Valence, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She immigrated to New York, United States in 1832. She died from 1833 to 1835, in Macedon, Wayne, New York, United States, at the age of 23.

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Jabez C. Bills
Jane Smith
Marriage: 23 August 1829
Jabez P Bills
Josiah Bills

Spouse and Children

23 August 1829
Sutton Valence, Kent, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)


Age 3

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 11

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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)

  • Jane Smith, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"
  • Jane Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Jane Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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