Richard Demont Smith

10 July 1828–about November 1850 (Age 22)
Perry, Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Richard Demont

When Richard Demont Smith was born on 10 July 1828, in Perry, Genesee, New York, United States, his father, Jeremiah Smith, was 34 and his mother, Abigail Sasson Demont, was 27. He died about November 1850, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Smith
1794–1842
Abigail Sasson Demont
1800–1883
Thomas Sasson Smith
1818–1890
Polly Smith
1821–1823
Sarah Alice Van Cleaf Smith
1822–1882
Jonathan Smith
1825–1899
Richard Demont Smith
1828–1850
George Edward Smith
1832–1833
Henry S. Smith
1834–1900
Jesse Willard Smith
1836–1905
Lucy A Smith
1837–1905
Loretta Helen Smith
1840–1895

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World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 2
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.
1830 · The Oregon Trail
Age 2
Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 8
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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.

Possible Related Names

Smithe
Smither
Smithey
Smyth
Smythe
McGowan
Smead
Faber

Sources (5)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Demont Smith - birth: 10 July 1828; Perry, Genesee, New York, United States
  • Richard Demont Smith, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97B-JQ4Y?cc=2078505&wc=M6TF-GZ7%3A357597801

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