Julia Smith

Brief Life History of Julia

When Julia Smith was born in 1850, in Louisiana, United States, her father, William M. Armstreet, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Smith, was 19. She lived in Ward Eight, Sabine, Louisiana, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

William M. Armstreet
1813–
Sarah Smith
1831–1887
Julia Smith
1850–
Isom Thompson Armstreet
1856–1936
Arthur Portervine Armstreet
1856–1941
Elisha Armstreet
1859–
Laura P A Armstreat
1864–
John Armstreet
1866–

Sources (1)

  • Julia Smith in household of Sarah Armstreat, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (3)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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