Nancy Smith

1801–1886 (Age 85)
Frederick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Nancy

When Nancy Smith was born on 5 December 1801, in Frederick, Virginia, United States, her father, Martin Smith, was 31 and her mother, Lydia Schaeffer, was 28. She married Joseph Wartenbe on 20 June 1820, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Farmer, Defiance, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 13 December 1886, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Lost Creek Cemetery, Wilseyville, Defiance, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nancy Smith
1801–1886
Joseph Wartenbe
1799–1854
Marriage: 20 June 1820
Martin Wartenbee
1820–1866
Stewart Wartenbee
1823–1905
Rebecca Wartenbe
1825–1898
Mary Ann Wartenbe
1827–1910
John Smith Wartenbe
1829–1866
Elizabeth Wartenbe
1832–1896
Lydia Jane Wartenbee
1835–1923
Catherine Wartenbe
1836–1883
Eliza M Wartenbe
1838–1864
Nathan S Wartenbe
1841–1864
Nancy Annette Wartenbe
1843–1873

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
20 June 1820
Muskingum, Ohio, United States
children

(11)

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(11)

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World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 11

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 23

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

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)

  • Nancy Wartenbe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nancy Smith in entry for Lydia Jane Henkle, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Nancy Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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