Abigail Smith

1849–
Union Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Smith was born in 1849, in Union Township, Clinton, Ohio, United States, her father, Austin Toplin Smith, was 39 and her mother, Martha Williams Garland, was 26. She lived in Union Township, Huntington, Indiana, United States in 1860.

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Family Time Line

Austin Toplin Smith
1810–1864
Martha Williams Garland
1823–1907
Hiram E Smith
1842–1928
Rebecca J. Smith
1844–
Nancy W. Smith
1845–
Levi Smith
1846–
James Smith
1848–
Abigail Smith
1849–
Mary L. Smith
1851–1929
Sarah E. Smith
1852–1913
Austin T. Smith Sr
1853–
Hannah M. Smith
1855–1926
Ruebin J. Smith
1856–
Joseph R. Smith
1858–
Francis E. Smith
1860–
Margaret Smith
1861–1931
Noah Ellsworth Smith
1863–1922

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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a worker in metal, from Middle English smith (Old English smið, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Metalworking was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents were perhaps 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 the most frequent of all American surnames; it has also absorbed, by assimilation and translation, cognates and equivalents from many other languages (for forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Abigail Smith in household of Austin T Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abigail Smith in household of Austin T Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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