Mary Elizabeth De Forest

20 February 1816–25 August 1888 (Age 72)
Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth De Forest was born on 20 February 1816, in Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, United States, her father, Samuel DeForest, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Chapman, was 17. She married Noah Smith about 1830, in Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1860 and Rockport, Summit, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 25 August 1888, in Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rockport, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noah Smith
Mary Elizabeth De Forest
Marriage: about 1830
Jacob Henry Smith
Mary Eliza Smith
Harriet Emily Smith
Sarah Elizabeth Smith
Cornelia Frances Smith
Alice Melissa Smith
Charles Albert Smith
George Edward Smith
Ada Louisa Smith
Cora Elizabeth Smith
Ella Ethelena Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1830Pound Ridge, Pound Ridge, Westchester, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
    Age 13
    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Indian Dilip, Anirban, Gopal, Alok, Anindya, Arunava, Asit, Asok, Dibyendu, Goutam, Indra, Indranil.Indian: variant of Dey .

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

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    Story Highlight


    (This history was found in George C Laney genealogy papers. Perhaps he wrote it) My Grandmother Mary DeForest Smith was daughter of Samuel De Forest, son of Ebenezer De Forest son of Anthon De Fore …

    Sources (42)

    • Malinda Green in household of Evans Green, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary DeForest in entry for Charles A Smith and Elizabeth Shurtleff, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Deforest in entry for Cornelia Frances Shurtleff, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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