Charity Carver Smith

Brief Life History of Charity

When Charity Carver Smith was born on 14 March 1795, in Hancock, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thaddeus Carver, was 43 and her mother, Hannah Hall, was 35. She married Levi Smith on 24 December 1818, in Hancock, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 12 September 1848, in Knox, Waldo, Maine, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in John Carver Cemetery, Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States.

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Levi Smith
Charity Carver Smith
Marriage: 24 December 1818

Sources (3)

  • Charity Carver, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Charity Carver Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Charity Carver in entry for Levi Smith, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.


Oldest Grave seen in the Memorials list.


Historical Boundaries: 1810: Hancock, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Hancock, Maine, United States 1827: Waldo, Maine, United States

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English kerver ‘one who cuts or carves (something)’, especially wood, hence ‘carpenter’ but within that trade more specifically and commonly ‘sculptor of wooden images’; perhaps occasionally ‘sculptor in stone’.

Americanized form of German Garber , Gerber , or Körber (see Koerber ).

History: John Carver (c. 1576–1621), one of the Mayflower Pilgrims, was the first governor of Plymouth Plantation. He was born in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, England. Emigrating to the Netherlands in 1609, he joined the Pilgrims at Leyden.

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

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