James Calvin Smith

April 1857–
Stokes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Calvin

When James Calvin Smith was born in April 1857, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Tandy S. Smith, was 29 and his mother, Martha Patsy Fagg, was 26. He married Margaret Winfield on 4 January 1874, in Pantego Township, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Quaker Gap, Stokes, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Aurora, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States in 1900.

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James Calvin Smith
Lettie A. Tucker
Marriage: 14 April 1889
Irvin Smith
Rufus Joel Smith

Spouse and Children

14 April 1889
Peters Creek Township, Stokes, North Carolina, United States


    Irvin Smith


    Rufus Joel Smith


Parents and Siblings

    Tandy S. Smith


    Martha Patsy Fagg




    James C Smith



    Mary Elizabeth Francis Smith


    Sarah A Smith



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 5

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 33

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • James Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J C Smith in household of Tandy Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James C Smith in household of Tandy Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

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