Allen Napoleon Smith

14 December 1863–16 January 1943 (Age 79)
Daisy, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Allen Napoleon

When Allen Napoleon Smith was born on 14 December 1863, in Daisy, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Alexander Smith, was 28 and his mother, Mary Jane Varner, was 24. He married Nancy Cox on 23 July 1886, in Daisy, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years and Civil District 3, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 16 January 1943, in Soddy, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Soddy, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Allen Napoleon Smith
Cynthia Isabelle Milsaps
Marriage: 19 July 1890
Mary Adaline Smith
Nannie Smith
Sara Rose Belle Smith
John Howard Smith
Joseph Adams Smith
Earl Thomas Smith

Spouse and Children


    Cynthia Isabelle Milsaps


19 July 1890
Soddy-Daisy, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States



    Nannie Smith



    John Howard Smith




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 2

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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Sources (3)

  • Allen N Smith in household of James A Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Albert W Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Allan N Smith in household of Mary A Redden, "United States Census, 1940"

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