Isaac Smith

4 September 1796–18 November 1865
All Saints' Church, Burbage, Wiltshire, England

The Life Summary of Isaac

When Isaac Smith was christened on 4 September 1796, in All Saints' Church, Burbage, Wiltshire, England, his father, John Smith, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Coblyn, was 44. He married Charlotte Eagle on 17 November 1818, in Burbage, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Burbage, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Boomer Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 18 November 1865, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Grange Cemetery, Honey Creek, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Smith
Charlotte Eagle
Marriage: 17 November 1818
George Smith
David Smith
Thomas Smith
William Smith
Ann Smith
James Smith
Joseph Smith
Charlotte Smith
Amelia Smith
Isaac Smith Jr.
Hannah Smith
Benjamin Smith
Millicent Smith
Benjamin Albert Smith
Emily Smith

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  • Marriage
    17 November 1818Burbage, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
    1801 · The Act of Union
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    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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    Isaac and Charlotte Smith: 1856 Voyage to America on the ship Thornton

    Isaac and Charlotte (Eagle) Smith immigrated to America in 1856 on the ship Thornton. Thornton Ship: 1422 tons: 191' x 40' x 29' Built: 1854 by William H. Webb at New York City, New York The thr …

    Sources (121)

    • Isaac Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Issac Smith in entry for Millie Holbrook, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Isaac Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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