John Smith

1804–October 1881 (Age 77)
Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Smith was born in 1804, in Kislingbury, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Nicholas Smith, was 36 and his mother, Ann Burbidge, was 36. He married Rebecca Cox on 17 May 1824, in Lower Harlestone, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Harlestone, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Harlestone, Northamptonshire, England in 1851. He died in October 1881, in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lower Harlestone, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
1804–1881
Rebecca Cox
1803–1879
Marriage: 17 May 1824
Sarah Smith
1828–
Joshua David Smith
1835–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 May 1824
Lower Harlestone, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (6)

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 4

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 11

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

Age 26

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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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Sources (3)

  • John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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