Seth Smith

25 July 1804–11 November 1876 (Age 72)
Bradford Center, Bradford, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Seth

When Seth Smith was born on 25 July 1804, in Bradford Center, Bradford, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Abraham Smith, was 48 and his mother, Keziah Stiles, was 45. He married Hannah Westwood on 11 December 1860, in Monona, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Amherst, Lorain, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Dewitt, Cuming, Nebraska Territory, United States in 1860. He died on 11 November 1876, in Kennebec Township, Monona, Iowa, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Castana, Monona, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seth Smith
1804–1876
Sophia Leach
1811–1856
Levi Smith
1834–
Louise Smith
1835–
Andrew J. Smith
1837–1875
Emily Smith
1840–
Frances M Smith
1838–1857
Ellen Smith
1841–1892
Seth Smith
1844–1930
Chloe Ann SMITH
1849–1906

Spouse and Children

    Male1804–1876Male

    Sophia Leach

    Female1811–1856Female

children

(8)

    Male1834–Male

    Louise Smith

    Female1835–Female

    Andrew J. Smith

    Male1837–1875Male

    Frances M Smith

    Female1838–1857Female

    Emily Smith

    Female1840–Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Smith

    Male1755–1849Male

    Keziah Stiles

    Female1759–1844Female

siblings

(11)

    Mary Smith

    Female1778–1866Female

    Female1780–1877Female

    Ezra Smith

    Male1782–Male

    Betsey Smith

    Female1785–Female

    Lucy Smith

    Female1787–1871Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1810 · Change of capital city

Age 6

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 21

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Seth Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Seth Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Seth Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

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