Mary Ellen Smith

1806–1885 (Age 79)
,, Virginia

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Smith was born in 1806, her father, Martin Smith, was 36 and her mother, Lydia Schaeffer, was 33. She married William Parker on 3 August 1826, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in North Bend Township, Starke, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1885, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Mary Ellen Smith
William Parker
Marriage: 3 August 1826
William Hamilton Parker
Samuel Marion Parker
Lydia Ann Parker
James Henry Parker
Eliza J. Parker

Spouse & Children

3 August 1826
Muskingum, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 10

Indiana is the 19th state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

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: 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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Parker in household of William Parker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary E Parker in household of William Parker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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