Sarah Smith

11 June 1824–9 January 1876 (Age 51)
Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Smith was born on 11 June 1824, in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Smith, was 46 and her mother, Frances Russell Wilcox, was 35. She lived in Medway, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1876. She died on 9 January 1876, in Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Luther Haven Metcalf
1826–1878
Sarah Smith
1824–1876

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 3

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1846

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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  • Sarah C Metcalf in household of Luther H Metcalf, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah C Metcalf in household of Luther H Metcalf, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Smith in household of Francis R Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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