Oscar F. Smith

16 December 1842–21 August 1897 (Age 54)
Lee, Virginia, United States

The Life of Oscar F.

When Oscar F. Smith was born on 16 December 1842, in Lee, Virginia, United States, his father, Wellington Smith, was 26 and his mother, Amanda Frances Nottingham, was 26. He lived in Scott, Virginia, United States in 1860. He died on 21 August 1897, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Wellington Smith
1816–1863
Amanda Frances Nottingham
1816–1882
William M. Smith
1838–1864
Jerome C. Smith
1841–1843
Oscar F. Smith
1842–1897
Evaline Elizabeth Smith
1844–1931
Minerva A. Smith
1846–
Harriet Ellen Smith
1849–1925
Lavina D. Smith
1851–1941
Stephen Thomas Smith
1853–
Adelaide Newlee Smith
1855–1934
Seenella A Smith
1855–
Ernie M Smith
1857–
Martha Emma Smith
1858–1937
Eliza Virginia Smith
1859–
Mary Amanda Smith
1863–1888

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World Events (8)

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 2

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 19

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

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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Sources (1)

  • Oscar Smith in household of Wellington Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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