Sarah Caroline Smith

Brief Life History of Sarah Caroline

When Sarah Caroline Smith was born on 15 May 1882, in Kyles Ford, Hancock, Tennessee, United States, her father, Enoch Smith, was 26 and her mother, Mary Jane Edens, was 28. She married John Winton Thompson on 4 June 1903, in Scott, Virginia, United States. She lived in Evarts, Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Rocky Station District, Lee, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 June 1964, in Bonny Blue, Lee, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Cecil-Fry Cemetery, Pennington Gap, Lee, Virginia, United States.

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Rufus Arthur Rogers Sr.
Sarah Caroline Smith
Marriage: 3 July 1906
Edith Mae Rogers
Harold Kermit Rogers
Chester Henry Rogers
Charles Junior Rogers
Stanford Jack Rogers

Sources (24)

  • Sarah Rogers in household of A R Rogers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah Smith, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Sarah Caroline Rogers, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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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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