Elizabeth Jane Smith

14 March 1839–21 December 1870 (Age 31)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Smith was born on 14 March 1839, in Kentucky, United States, her father, J Patterson Smith, was 45 and her mother, Mary Frances Simpson, was 37. She married Lawson Bell Whitaker on 22 January 1861, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Scott, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 21 December 1870, in Pendleton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in McKinneysburg, Pendleton, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawson Bell Whitaker
1832–1884
Elizabeth Jane Smith
1839–1870
Marriage: 22 January 1861
Margaret Ann Whitaker
1861–1862
Mary Frances Whitaker
1863–1910
Edward M. Whitaker
1866–1867

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 January 1861
Nicholas, Kentucky, United States
children

(3)

    Margaret Ann Whitaker

    Female1861–1862Female

    Mary Frances Whitaker

    Female1863–1910Female

    Edward M. Whitaker

    Male1866–1867Male

Parents and Siblings

    J Patterson Smith

    Male1793–1853Male

    Mary Frances Simpson

    Female1802–1847Female

siblings

(3)

    Female1839–1870Female

    Patterson Simpson Smith

    Male1840–1920Male

    Mary E. Smith

    Female1842–Female

World Events (7)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 7

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 11

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizth Whitaker in household of Lareson Whitaker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth Smith in household of Wm S Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Smith in household of Patterson Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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