Elizabeth Smith

22 February 1751–10 May 1838 (Age 87)
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born on 22 February 1751, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Nathan Smith, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Sterling, was 21. She married Joshua Raymond about 1767. She died on 10 May 1838, in East Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Old Stone Church Burial Ground, East Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Daniel Caulkins
Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 1 January 1778
Ethelinda Calkins
Daniel Hugh Calkins
William S. Calkins
Amos Caulkins
Elizabeth Caulkins
Samuel Caulkins
Sarah Caulkins
Sgt. Elisha C. Caulkins

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1 January 1778
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 30

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 49

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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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  • Elizabeth in entry for William Smibert Calkins, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elizabeth in entry for Amos Calkins, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elizabeth Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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