Theresa Smith

Brief Life History of Theresa

When Theresa Smith was born on 23 May 1803, in Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Rev Enos Smith, was 53 and her mother, Hannah Drake, was 40. She married Hiram Richmond on 14 November 1824, in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Buckland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. She died on 13 November 1857, at the age of 54, and was buried in Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Hiram Richmond
Theresa Smith
Marriage: 14 November 1824
Enos Smith Richmond
Hiram Lorenzo Richmond
Linus Austin Richmond
Emma Theresa Richmond
Samantha C. Richmond
Lurilla Miranda Richmond
Lucy L. Richmond
Lyman Newton Richmond
Richard P. Richmond
William N. Richmond
Charles Milo Richmond
Josephene Penfield

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  • Theresa Richman in household of Hiram Richman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Theresa Smith, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Theresa Smith, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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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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