John Bernard Smoak

Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Bernard

When John Bernard Smoak was born in 1761, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States, his father, Johann Georg Rauch, was 44 and his mother, Anna Marie Kohler, was 34. He married Mrs John Bernard Smoak about 1780, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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John Bernard Smoak
Mrs John Bernard Smoak
Marriage: about 1780
Sarah Rauch

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about 1780
Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States


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Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island

Age 15

On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
1792 · Head Tax Law

Age 31

"In 1792, South Carolina passes a law called the ""head tax"" for all free African Americans from age 16-50. This tax was $2.00."

Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Smock .

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

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