Sybil Kilbourn Smith

3 February 1793–20 February 1880 (Age 87)
Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sybil Kilbourn

When Sybil Kilbourn Smith was born on 3 February 1793, in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Smith, was 34 and her mother, Sabra Debell, was 34. She married Cotton Smith on 18 January 1825. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 20 February 1880, in Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in West Cemetery, Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cotton Smith
Sybil Kilbourn Smith
Marriage: 18 January 1825
Samuel DeBell Smith
William W. Smith

Spouse and Children

18 January 1825


    Samuel DeBell Smith


    William W. Smith


Parents and Siblings








    Laurana Smith



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World Events (7)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 7

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 26

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. 

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Libbell K Smith in household of Cotton Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sybil K Smith in household of Samul D Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sybill K Smith in household of Samuel D Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

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