Jesse Smith

1749–1825 (Age 76)
Putnam, New York, United States

The Life of Jesse

When Jesse Smith was born in 1749, in Putnam, New York, United States, his father, David Smith, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Ruggles, was 26. He married Naomi Cole about 1771, in Putnam, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1825, in New York, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Smith
Naomi Cole
Marriage: about 1771
Sophia Smith
Nathaniel Smith
George G. Smith
Freeman Smith
Jesse Smith II
Anna Smith
Charles C. Smith

Spouse & Children

about 1771
Putnam, New York, United States


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • David Smith


  • Male1749–1825Male

  • Mary Smith


  • Elisha E Smith


  • Joseph Smith


+4 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 27

New York is the 11th state.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 39

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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.

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