Abinadi Jefferson Smith

12 December 1838–15 February 1923 (Age 84)
Montrose, Henry, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Abinadi Jefferson

When Abinadi Jefferson Smith was born on 12 December 1838, in Montrose, Henry, Missouri, United States, his father, Warren Smith, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Alexander, was 28. He married Martha Docia Wheeler on 11 March 1869, in Washoe City, Washoe, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1880 and Little Lake Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States in 1900. He died on 15 February 1923, in Willits, Mendocino, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Willits, Mendocino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abinadi Jefferson Smith
Martha Docia Wheeler
Marriage: 11 March 1869
Dora Smith
John Smith
George Edward Smith
about 1882–
Millie Smith
Frank Willis Smith
Gertrude Smith
Minnie K Smith
Harry Smith
Annie Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 March 1869Washoe City, Washoe, Nevada, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 18
    Nevada is the 36th state.
    Age 25
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Journal entry from Warren B. Smith about his father, Warren Smith, Second Husband to Amanda B Smith

    Journal excerpt from Warren Barnes Smith about his father, Warren Smith. Jan 29, 1918 In my early boyhood, my father & mother separated in Salt Lake City. I, and my sister Sarah, was left in the k …

    Sources (24)

    • Abbie N Smith in household of Warren Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Abinadi J Smith, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
    • A Jefferson Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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