Florence Amanda Smart

Brief Life History of Florence Amanda

When Florence Amanda Smart was born on 31 August 1823, in Kline, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States, her father, Amos Smart, was 37 and her mother, Mary S Rowley, was 35. She married Augustus Washington S. Owens in 1857, in Barnwell, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Barnwell, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States in 1850 and Bull Pond Township, Barnwell, South Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 24 September 1892, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Allendale, Allendale, South Carolina, United States.

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Augustus Washington S. Owens
Florence Amanda Smart
Marriage: 1857
John James Owens
Sally Lilla Owens
Augustus Washington Owens

Sources (8)

  • Florence Smart in household of Amos Smart, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Florence Smart Owens in entry for Mrs Allie Allendale Owens, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Florence A Owens in household of Augustus W Owens, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

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.

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.


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

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a brisk or active person, from Middle English smert, smart ‘quick, prompt, brisk, vigorous’ (Old English smeart ‘stinging’, ‘painful’, from smeortan ‘to sting’). This name is widespread throughout England (especially Gloucestershire), Wales, and Scotland (mainly Angus).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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