Joanna Smith

Female19 February 1820–21 December 1907

Brief Life History of Joanna

When Joanna Smith was born on 19 February 1820, in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, her father, Frederick K. Smith, was 12 and her mother, Jeanette Malcolm, was 37. She married William Misner on 10 November 1842, in Talbot, Brock, Ontario, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Otisville, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 21 December 1907, in Forest Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Smith Hill Cemetery, Otisville, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Joanna? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Misner
Joanna Smith
Marriage: 10 November 1842
Mary Elizabeth Misener
Amanda Melvina Misener
James W. Misner
Marilla Maranda Misner
Jane Misner
Arletta Misner
Albert Misner
Elzina Misener
Allen A. Misener
Amelia Amanda Misner

Sources (17)

  • Joana Misner in household of William Crawford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joanna Smith, "Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858"
  • Joanna Misner, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1842Talbot, Brock, Ontario, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.


    Age 17

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 26

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.