Sophia White Smith

Brief Life History of Sophia White

When Sophia White Smith was born on 19 January 1802, in Granby, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Smith, was 44 and her mother, Clarissa Day, was 37. She died on 30 May 1804, in Granby, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 2, and was buried in West Street Cemetery, Granby, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Smith
1758–1839
Clarissa Day
1764–1850
Alfred Smith
1781–1868
Alfred Smith
1789–1850
Pamela Smith
1792–1845
David Smith Jr.
1794–1868
Alvin Smith
1796–1869
Elizabeth Clarissa Smith
1799–1838
Sophia White Smith
1802–1804
Edward Smith
1805–1891
Sophia Smith
1809–1841

Sources (3)

  • Sophia White Smith, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Sophia White Smith, "Find a Grave Index"
  • Sophia White Smith (1802 - 1804) - Find A Grave Memorial

World Events (4)

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

1804

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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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