Elisha P Smith

Male26 December 1814–1 October 1903

Brief Life History of Elisha P

When Elisha P Smith was born on 26 December 1814, in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Soloman Smith, was 40 and his mother, Euseba Cushman, was 28. He married Elise Gleason on 28 October 1878, in Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States. He lived in Lancaster, Coos, New Hampshire, United States in 1860 and Monroe, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1870. He died on 1 October 1903, in Haverhill, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Carbee District Cemetery, Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Elisha P Smith
Elise Gleason
Marriage: 28 October 1878

Sources (9)

  • Elisha R Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • E. P. Smith, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"
  • Elisha Smith, "Vermont, Town Records, 1850-2005"

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  • Marriage
    28 October 1878Newbury, Orange, Vermont, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 5

    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. 

    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

    Age 19

    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 


    Age 27

    Oldest Grave Seen in the Memorials List

    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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