Nathan Smith

1 July 1730–
Bristol, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Nathan

Nathan Smith was born on 1 July 1730, in Bristol, Rhode Island, British Colonial America as the son of Daniel Smith and Elizabeth Cary. He lived in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States in 1730.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Smith
–1745
Elizabeth Cary
1691–1772
Daniel Smith
1713–
David Smith
1722–
John Smith
1714–
Elizabeth Smith
1717–1809
William Smith
1724–
Joyce Smith
1730–
Nathan Smith
1730–

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Smith

    Male–1745Male

    Female1691–1772Female

siblings

(7)

    Daniel Smith

    Male1713–Male

    John Smith

    Male1714–Male

    Elizabeth Smith

    Female1717–1809Female

    David Smith

    Male1722–Male

    William Smith

    Male1724–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 33

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1776

Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 46

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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  • Nathan Smith, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Nathan Smith, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Nathan Smith, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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