Sarah Smith

Female1767–

Brief Life History of Sarah

Sarah Smith was born in 1767, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. She married Irenias Howe on 11 December 1788, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Irenias Howe
1764–1834
Sarah Smith
1767–
Marriage: 11 December 1788
Andrew Howe
1791–
Ezra S Howe
1791–1828
George Howe
1793–
Mary Ann Howe
1797–
Jemima Howe
1795–1825

Sources (4)

  • Early Connecticut Marriages
  • Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775
  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1788New York, United States
  • Children (5)

    World Events (1)

    1775

    Age 8

    Post office est. July 26, 1775

    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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