Susannah Smith

30 May 1819–23 January 1892 (Age 72)
Grayson, Carter, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Susannah

When Susannah Smith was born on 30 May 1819, in Grayson, Carter, Kentucky, United States, her father, Anthony Smith Sr., was 21 and her mother, Sarah M. Mahurin, was 16. She married Orson Bennett Adams on 20 March 1836, in Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 23 January 1892, in Harrisburg, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Leeds Cemetery, Leeds, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orson Bennett Adams
Susannah Smith
Marriage: 20 March 1836
Mary Jane Adams
Martha Jane Adams
John Smith Page Adams
Susanna Adams

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 March 1836Morgan, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    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.
    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens
    Age 11
    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
    Age 27
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (11)

    • Susanah Adams in household of Orson B Adams, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Susanne Smith in entry for John Smith Adams, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Susan Adams in household of Orson B Adams, "United States Census, 1860"

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