Martin Smith

Male18 March 1776–2 January 1850

Brief Life History of Martin

When Martin Smith was born on 18 March 1776, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jonathan Smith, was 47 and his mother, Hannah Hobart, was 35. He married Margaret Rush in 1799, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 2 January 1850, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Smith
1776–1850
Sarah Hearsey
1792–1858
Marriage: 1813
Charles Ashton Smith
1814–1868
James Hearsey Smith
1820–1821
Sarah Hearsey Smith
1816–1849
Mary Ann F Smith
1818–1891
Frances M Smith
1823–1882
Smith
1824–1824
Eliza Smith
1826–1826
Smith
1827–1827
Smith
1828–1830

Sources (31)

  • Martin Smith, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Martin Smith, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Martin Smith, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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  • Marriage
    1813Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 5

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 7

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 24

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

    English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

    Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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