Matilda J. Smith

1833–
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Matilda J.

When Matilda J. Smith was born in 1833, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ransford Smith, was 41 and her mother, Catherine Graves Howard, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Ransford Smith
1792–1868
Catherine Graves Howard
1803–1857
Dudley Chase Smith
1830–1832
Addison Smith
1832–1833
Matilda J. Smith
1833–
Nancy H Smith
1834–1860
John Parker Smith
1836–1911
Tyron Yancy Smith
1837–1905
Mildred Catherine Smith
1839–1875
Jane D Smith
1842–
James Early Smith
1843–1933
Firman Ransford Smith
1845–1914
Frances Elizabeth Smith
1848–1933

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World Events (3)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 13

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 17

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

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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