William Smith

26 July 1809–1895 (Age 85)
Briar Creek Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William

When William Smith was born on 26 July 1809, in Briar Creek Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henrich Schmidt, was 20 and his mother, Maria Eve Sitler, was 24. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Amanda McBride. He died in 1895, at the age of 86.

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William Smith
1809–1895
Amanda McBride
1813–
Brenda Schmidt
1840–
James Louis Smith
1847–1895
Mary M. Smith
1842–
Samuel Schmidt
1845–
Nathan Bross Schmidt
1856–1898

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World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 3

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 23

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Smidh, anyone who strikes with a hammer, an artificer, a carpenter, a smith, a workman

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