James Kirby Smith

about 1838–
Mississippi, United States

The Life of James Kirby

When James Kirby Smith was born about 1838, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Daniel Smith, was 33 and his mother, Effie Bounds, was 41. He married Julia Alice Evans in 1869, in Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Winn, Louisiana, United States in 1880 and Ward One, Winn, Louisiana, United States in 1900. He died in Mississippi, United States.

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James Kirby Smith
Julia Alice Evans
Marriage: 1869
Martha Effie Smith
Carie Smith
Emma Smith
Joseph Daniel Smith
Vivian Roseann “Della” Smith
Mittie B Smith

Spouse and Children

Louisiana, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Malachi Smith


    Joel Smith



    George W Smith


World Events (8)


Age 23

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Age 30

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 32

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • James Smith in household of Danl Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James K Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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