John Smith

Brief Life History of John

When John Smith was born on 16 July 1781, in Derryfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Asael Smith Sr., was 38 and his mother, Mary Duty, was 37. He married Clarissa Loomis Lyman on 11 September 1815, in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 23 May 1854, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
1781–1854
Clarissa Loomis Lyman
1790–1854
Marriage: 11 September 1815
Smith
1816–1816
George Albert Smith
1817–1875
Caroline Clara Smith
1820–1895
John Lyman Smith
1828–1898

Sources (49)

  • John Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Smith, "New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • John Smith, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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GEORGE ALBERT SMITH FAMILY & CHARLES WARREN SMITH

Written by Charles’ daughter, Zora Smith Jarvis Charles Warren Smith, was the son of George Albert Smith, who was born on the 26th June, 1817 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. His …

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