Nancy Margaret Smith

26 October 1835–16 September 1853 (Age 17)
Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Margaret

When Nancy Margaret Smith was born on 26 October 1835, in Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Richard Smith, was 43 and her mother, Diana Braswell, was 38. She married Melvin Ross on 18 August 1852, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 16 September 1853, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 17.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Ross
1810–1896
Nancy Margaret Smith
1835–1853
Marriage: 18 August 1852
John Thomas Ross
1853–1886

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 August 1852Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

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    World Events (3)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1846
    Age 11
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846
    Age 11
    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Smithe
    Smither
    Smithey
    Smyth
    Smythe
    McGowan
    Smead
    Faber

    Sources (11)

    • Nancy Smith in household of Richard Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy Smith - Published information: birth: 1792; Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
    • Nancy Margaret Smith with family (Richard Smith and Dianah Braswell) 1850 US Census

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