Marinda Smith

25 April 1814–20 March 1884 (Age 69)
Farmington, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life of Marinda

Marinda Smith was born on 25 April 1814, in Farmington, Ontario, New York, United States as the daughter of Mary Grimes. She married Lucius Byam about 1836, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Orangeville, Wyoming, New York, United States for about 30 years. She died on 20 March 1884, at the age of 69.

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Family Time Line

Lucius Byam
Marinda Smith
Marriage: about 1836
Harvey William Byam
Lucius Byam
Henry L. Byam
Marinda Byam
Lucinda Byam
Myrenia Byam

Spouse and Children

about 1836
New York, United States


    Harvey William Byam



    Marinda Byam


    Lucius Byam


    Lucinda Byam


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Mary Grimes




World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

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. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 13

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

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

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)

  • Marinda Ba?in in household of Lucius Ba?in, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Maranda Byum in household of Lucius Byum, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Marinda Byam in household of Lucius Byam, "United States Census, 1860"

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