George Washington Smith Jr

Brief Life History of George Washington

When George Washington Smith Jr was born on 31 January 1847, in Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, George Washington Smith, was 36 and his mother, Phoebe Musick, was 36. He married Vinda Ellen White about 1865, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Lipps District, Wise, Virginia, United States in 1900 and Lipps, Wise, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 December 1933, in Wise, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Smith Jr
1847–1933
Vinda Ellen White
1847–
Marriage: about 1865
Lydia Catherine Smith
1867–1953
Priscilla Belle Smith
1869–1967
Noah C Smith
1871–
Altifore Smith
1874–
Corra Ann Smith
1876–
William P. Smith
1879–1879
Rufus E. Smith
1879–1879
Isaac C. Smith
1880–
Alvah Smith
1880–
Letcher L. Smith
1883–1956
Fannie Jane Smith
1885–1968
Jonah Clark Smith
1888–1970
R Smith
1890–

Sources (59)

  • George W. Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Birth Records, 1853-1896"
  • George W Smith, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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