Harriet Elizabeth Smith

5 December 1819–1 March 1847 (Age 27)
Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Harriet Elizabeth

Harriet Elizabeth Smith was born on 5 December 1819, in Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States as the daughter of Marcus Smith and Harriet Collar. She died on 1 March 1847, in her hometown, at the age of 27.

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Family Time Line

Marcus Smith
1792–1849
Harriet Collar
Harriet Elizabeth Smith
1819–1847
Mary E Smith
–1887
Enoch Paul Smith
1821–1849
Hiram Baker Smith
1823–1824
Hannah Smith
1825–
Marcus H. Smith
1834–1901

Parents and Siblings

    Male1792–1849Male

    Harriet Collar

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(6)

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World Events (3)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

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.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 2

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Harriett Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Harriet Smith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Harriet Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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