Paul Smith

1858–
Alabama, United States

The Life of Paul

When Paul Smith was born in 1858, in Alabama, United States, his father, Dread Smith, was 55 and his mother, Sophia Corbett, was 41. He lived in Upshur, Texas, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Dread Smith
1803–1860
Sophia Corbett
1817–1870
Jackson Lord Smith
1835–
Mary Ann Smith
1837–
David Newton Smith
1838–1889
Jasper Smith
1840–
Nancy Smith
1841–
Jane Priscilla Smith
1844–
Caroline Carrie Smith
1845–1901
Susan Smith
1848–
Ann Smith
1849–
Martha Smith
1851–
Harriet Smith
1854–
James Newton Smith
1856–1900
Paul Smith
1858–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Male1835–Male

    Mary Ann Smith

    Female1837–Female

    David Newton Smith

    Male1838–1889Male

    Male1840–Male

    Nancy Smith

    Female1841–Female

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 3

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.
1863

Age 5

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

Age 32

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 (1)

  • Paul Smith in household of Sophia Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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