Miranda Smith

1820–1892 (Age 72)
Richford, Franklin, Vermont, United States

The Life of Miranda

When Miranda Smith was born in 1820, in Richford, Franklin, Vermont, United States, her father, Jonathan Delano Smith, was 25 and her mother, Sophia Goff, was 20. She married Orville J. Smith about 1852, in Vermont, Howard Township, Howard, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Berkshire, Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1850. She died in 1892, in Richford, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Orville J. Smith
Miranda Smith
Marriage: about 1852
Edna J. Smith
Orin Smith
Melvin J. Smith
Cortis W Smith
Julia A Smith
Orrin Smith
Ella Eliza Smith

Spouse and Children

about 1852
Vermont, Howard Township, Howard, Indiana, United States


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World Events (7)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 14

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Smidh, anyone who strikes with a hammer, an artificer, a carpenter, a smith, a workman

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Sources (3)

  • Maranda Smith in household of Orvil J Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Miranda Smith in household of Orville Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Miranda Smith in household of Orvil J Smith, "United States Census, 1860"

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