Jemima Smith

Brief Life History of Jemima

When Jemima Smith was born about 1793, in York, South Carolina, United States, her father, Charles Smith, was 42 and her mother, Jean William, was 32. She married John Thomas Scott in 1815, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She died in January 1870, in Union, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

John Thomas Scott
1787–1844
Jemima Smith
1793–1870
Marriage: 1815
Lee Scott
1817–
Charles Wesley Scott
1819–1880
Elizabeth Scott
1832–
Martha Jane Scott
1834–
Nancy Caroline Scott
1836–
John Fletcher Scott
1820–1898
Hezekiah Thomas Scott
1822–1904
Joseph Miles Scott
1826–1886
Benjamin Frances Scott
1830–1909

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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    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. 

    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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