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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Family Time Line

George Andrew Jackson Smith
1851–
Emily Ann Bean
1848–
Marriage: 5 January 1871
Rebecca "Becky" Smith
1873–
Mary Jane Smith
1875–1905
John Smith
1876–
Elijah Smith
1878–1963
Isabelle Elizabeth Smith
1878–1966
Jessee Smith
1883–
Rowena "Rena" Smith
1885–1974
Ida Andrew Smith
1887–1971

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 January 1871
Van Buren, Arkansas, United States
children

(8)

    Rebecca "Becky" Smith

    Female1873–Female

    Mary Jane Smith

    Female1875–1905Female

    John Smith

    Male1876–Male

    Male1878–1963Male

    Female1878–1966Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1861

Age 10

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1863

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.

Possible Related Names

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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