Thomas Smith

1810–1884 (Age 73)
Frederick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Smith was born about 12 February 1810, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, his father, Martin Smith, was 40 and his mother, Lydia Schaeffer, was 37. He married Phebe in 1832. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Lincoln Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States in 1870. He died about 1884, in Keltner, Christian, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Keltner, Christian, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Smith
1810–1884
Phebe
1817–
Marriage: 1832
Epha Mariah Smith
1851–1891

Spouse & Children

  • Male1810–1884Male

  • Phebe

    Female1817–Female

MARRIAGE
1832
children

(1)

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 2

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • 1880 United States Federal Census
  • 1870 United States Federal Census

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