Catherine Smith

Brief Life History of Catherine

Catherine Smith was born on 9 May 1805, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Jacob Vernon on 10 May 1829, in Washington, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Seneca Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 January 1882, in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Oskaloosa, Mahaska, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Vernon
1807–1889
Catherine Smith
1805–1882
Marriage: 10 May 1829
Benjamin Vernon
1830–1849
Lydia Ann Vernon
1831–1898
Elma Vernon
1840–1882
Silvanus Vernon
1834–1850
John Vernon
1836–1869
Sarah Jane Vernon
1838–1904
Catherine Vernon
1842–1909
Jacob Vernon
1844–1844
Carlton Hulet Vernon
1845–1920

Sources (17)

  • Catharine Vernon in household of Jacob Vernon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Catharine Vernon, "Iowa, Death Records, 1888-1904"
  • Cathering Smith in entry for Catharine Okey, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"

World Events (8)

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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