Elizabeth Smith

about 1828–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born about 1828, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Jeremiah Smith, was 25 and her mother, Margaret L. Armstrong, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Smith
1803–1878
Margaret L. Armstrong
1806–1877
John M Smith
1826–1906
Elizabeth Smith
1828–
Nath Smith
1847–
Dave Smith
1850–
Martha Jane Smith
1829–1894
Jerry Smith
1830–
Gilbert Taylor Smith
1831–1904
Alfred Smith
1836–1884
James Smith
1840–1863
Levi Smith
1843–1896
Nancy Catherine Smith
1845–1917
William R. Smith
1845–
Margaret Emiline Smith
1851–1910

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World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 7

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

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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