Mary Allen Smith

Brief Life History of Mary Allen

When Mary Allen Smith was born on 12 June 1811, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Phillip Gatch Smith, was 27 and her mother, Mary Allen Berry, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Phillip Gatch Smith
1784–1837
Mary Allen Berry
1791–1845
Martha Ann Sublett Smith
1809–1881
Mary Allen Smith
1811–
Jephtha Stovall Smith
1813–1880
Adelia Frances Smith
1815–1901
Philip Goth Smith
1817–1847
Susan Berry Smith
1819–1888
Elizabeth Good Smith
1821–
Samuel Hughes Smith
1822–1911
Lucy C Smith
1824–1913
Ann Long Smith
1827–1916
Henrietta C Smith
1831–1835
Louisa Miriam Smith
1832–1910
Patrick Henry Smith
1834–

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    World Events (3)

    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

    During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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