Jane Jennie Smith

1785–1854 (Age 69)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Jane Jennie

When Jane Jennie Smith was born in 1785, in Virginia, United States, her father, George Smith, was 25 and her mother, Frances Nilson, was 21. She married Moses Age or Edge on 3 August 1810, in Roane, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died in 1854, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Moses Age or Edge
Jane Jennie Smith
Marriage: 3 August 1810
William Age
Cader Age or Edge

Spouse and Children

3 August 1810
Roane, Tennessee, United States


    William Age


    Cader Age or Edge


Parents and Siblings

    George Smith


    Frances Nilson




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.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 3

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

Age 19

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jane Hogan in household of Robt Hogan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Edge, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Jane Edge, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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