Esther Smith

Femaleabout 1815–

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Smith was born about 1815, in Newry, Oxford, Maine, United States, her father, Jesse Smith, was 28 and her mother, Betsy Frost, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Smith
1788–1871
Betsy Frost
1792–1860
Esther Smith
1815–
Joseph Dudley Smith
1817–1896
Joshua Smith
1820–1844
Thomas Frost Smith
1819–
Reuben B. Smith
1821–1890
Luke Reily Smith
1824–1884
Jesse Smith
1824–1897
Andrew Jackson Smith
1831–1901
Ivory McKenney Smith
1832–1906

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    World Events (3)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 4

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820

    Age 5

    Maine is the 23rd state.

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 5

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    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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