Mary Ann Smith

about 1847–
Magazine Township, Yell, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Smith was born about 1847, in Magazine Township, Yell, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Dawson Smith Sr., was 29 and her mother, Mary Jane Gill, was 19. She married Thomas A. Jones in 1867, in Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Ward Township, Yell, Arkansas, United States in 1860 and Archey Valley, Van Buren, Arkansas, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Thomas A. Jones
Mary Ann Smith
Marriage: 1867
William Walter Jones
Mary E Jones
Estella Eutilla "Euta" Jones
Alonzo Arrastus Jones

Spouse and Children

Gilmer, Upshur, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 14

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

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 34

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Mary Ann Smith in household of John D Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Smith in household of John D Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Jones in household of Thomas Jones, "United States Census, 1880"

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