Enoch Smith

3 July 1855–12 April 1944 (Age 88)
Hancock, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Enoch

When Enoch Smith was born on 3 July 1855, in Hancock, Tennessee, United States, his father, James David Smith, was 49 and his mother, Mary Pauline 'Polly' Fletcher, was 41. He married Mary Jane Edens from 1874 to 1876. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 12 April 1944, in St Charles, Lee, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Lee, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch Smith
Mary Jane Edens
Marriage: from 1874 to 1876
Thomas Smith
Isham T. Smith
Sarah Caroline Smith
Polly Smith
Hannah Haney Smith
John Wesley Smith

Spouse and Children


    Mary Jane Edens


from 1874 to 1876


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    James David Smith


    Mary Pauline 'Polly' Fletcher




    Catherine Smith


    John F. Smith




    Elcany Smith


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 6

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 8

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

Age 26

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)

  • Enoch Smith in household of James Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Enoch Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Enoch Smith in household of Isom Smith, "United States Census, 1940"

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