David W. Smith

11 March 1836–
Adair, Hancock, Kentucky, United States

The Life of David W.

When David W. Smith was born on 11 March 1836, in Adair, Hancock, Kentucky, United States, his father, David G Smith, was 42 and his mother, Eliza Clark, was 38.

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Family Time Line

David G Smith
1794–1882
Eliza Clark
1798–1878
John Martin Smith
1827–1908
Louis Smith
1833–
Mary A. Smith
1841–
Madison M. Smith
1828–
Benjamin F. Smith
1830–
Benjamin F. Smith
1831–1902
Mary A. Smith
1834–
David W. Smith
1836–
Eliza J. Smith
1838–
John James Smith
1841–
Eliza Jane Smith
1848–1928

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1892

Age 56

Historical Boundaries - 1892: Hancock, Kentucky, United States

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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