George Clifton Nesmith

19 August 1856–27 April 1923 (Age 66)
Yazoo, Mississippi, United States

The Life of George Clifton

When George Clifton Nesmith was born on 19 August 1856, in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Andrew John Nesmith, was 51 and his mother, Dorcus Ann Elizabeth Herrin, was 29. He married Elizabeth Maria Sibley on 18 October 1876, in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 27 April 1923, in Osyka, Pike, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Yazoo, Mississippi, United States.

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George Clifton Nesmith
Elizabeth Maria Sibley
Marriage: 18 October 1876
child Three Nesmith
child Two Nesmith
Florence Nesmith

Spouse and Children

18 October 1876
Yazoo, Mississippi, United States


    child Three Nesmith


    child Two Nesmith


    Florence Nesmith


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 19

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: occupational name for a maker of knives or of nails, from Middle English knyf ‘knife’ or nayl ‘nail’ + smith ( see Smith ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Nesmith in household of John Nesmith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George C Nesmith, "United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968"
  • George C Nesmith, "United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968"

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