David Smith

about 1814–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of David

When David Smith was born about 1814, in Kentucky, United States, his father, David Smith, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth Wooldridge, was 42.

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Family Time Line

David Smith
1765–1841
Elizabeth Wooldridge
1772–1829
Thomas Smith
1791–
William G Smith
1791–
Grisel Smith
1793–
Hugh A Smith
1794–1887
James Smith
1796–1841
Elizabeth Smith
1800–
Polly Smith
1802–
Jane Smith
1806–
Mary Smith
1796–
Alexander Smith
1798–
Margaret Smith
1798–
Lucy Smith
1810–
Francis Smith
1812–
David Smith
1814–
Nancy Smith
1800–1841
Charlotte Smith
1802–1879
Andrew Jackson Smith
1802–1878
John Smith
1804–1844
Bartlett S Smith
1813–1864

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World Events (3)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 4

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

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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