Linus Burr Smith

Brief Life History of Linus Burr

When Linus Burr Smith was born on 16 April 1818, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Benjamin Smith, was 34 and his mother, Lydia Burr, was 28. He died on 30 April 1854, in his hometown, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Smith
1784–1866
Lydia Burr
1789–1844
George Burr Smith
1809–1828
Marinda Ann Smith
1820–1866
Rowena Porter Smith
1810–1875
Benjamin Willard Smith
1816–1866
Linus Burr Smith
1818–1854
James Dennison Smith
1820–1851
Lucina Johnson Smith
1823–1847
Jonathan Edwards Smith
1825–1855
George B Smith
1829–1902
Ellen Harmonia Smith
1832–1856

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    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

    Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

    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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