Jane Smith

Female1785–20 March 1861

Brief Life History of Jane

Jane Smith was born in 1785, in Pennsylvania, United States as the daughter of Robert Smith and Anne. She had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with John Taylor. She lived in Princeton, Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. She died on 20 March 1861, in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Taylor
1780–1833
Jane Smith
1785–1861
Mary Ann Taylor
1800–1880
Samuel Taylor
1814–1896
Martha Taylor
1818–1903
Nancy Taylor
1820–1898

Sources (4)

  • Jane Taylor in household of Samuel Taylor, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jane Smith - Government record: Court record: birth-name: Jane Smith
  • Jane Taylor, "Find A Grave Index"

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Children (4)

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 2

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

1808

Age 23

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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