Samuel Smith

Brief Life History of Samuel

Samuel Smith was born on 21 September 1801, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States. He married Louisa Welshans on 8 February 1825, in Clark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Castoria Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1860. He died on 24 November 1864, in San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Farmington, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Smith
1801–1864
Louisa Welshans
1807–1846
Marriage: 8 February 1825
Cynthia Ann Smith or Harris
1827–1917
Amanda C. Smith
1830–1907
John Washington Smith
1832–1884
Rachel Smith
1834–
Emeline Smith
1836–
Elizabeth Ann Smith
1840–1928
William Riley Smith
1843–1871

Sources (11)

  • Samuel Smith in household of Nathaniel Harrold, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Samuel Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1812 · Monumental Church Built

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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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