Phoebe Smith

Brief Life History of Phoebe

When Phoebe Smith was born on 6 April 1785, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, her father, Moses Smith, was 35 and her mother, Ann Cullom, was 24. She married Robert Dunn about 1803, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died in 1810, in Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Greenville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Donalds, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States.

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Robert Dunn
1780–1844
Phoebe Smith
1785–1810
Marriage: about 1803
William C Dunn
1803–
James Dunn
1807–1881
Moses Dunn
1808–1881

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    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

    On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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