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
Elizabeth Jane Smith
Marriage: 22 January 1861
Margaret Ann Whitaker
Mary Frances Whitaker
Edward M. Whitaker

Spouse and Children

22 January 1861
Nicholas, Kentucky, United States


    Margaret Ann Whitaker


    Mary Frances Whitaker


    Edward M. Whitaker


Parents and Siblings

    J Patterson Smith


    Mary Frances Simpson





    Patterson Simpson Smith


    Mary E. Smith


World Events (7)


Age 7

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

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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