George Andrew Jackson Smith

about 1851–
Magazine Township, Yell, Arkansas, United States

The Life of George Andrew Jackson

When George Andrew Jackson Smith was born about 1851, in Magazine Township, Yell, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Dawson Smith Sr., was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Gill, was 23. He married Emily Ann Bean on 5 January 1871, in Van Buren, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Ward Township, Yell, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Van Buren, Arkansas, United States in 1880.

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George Andrew Jackson Smith
Emily Ann Bean
Marriage: 5 January 1871
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
Mary Jane Smith
John Smith
Elijah Smith
Isabelle Elizabeth Smith
Jessee Smith
Rowena "Rena" Smith
Ida Andrew Smith

Spouse and Children

5 January 1871
Van Buren, Arkansas, United States


    Rebecca "Becky" Smith


    Mary Jane Smith


    John Smith




+3 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 10

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Jack Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George A Smith in household of John D Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Andrew J Smith in household of John D Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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