Christopher R. Smith

15 February 1804–16 March 1893 (Age 89)
Walton, Georgia, United States

The Life of Christopher R.

When Christopher R. Smith was born on 15 February 1804, in Walton, Georgia, United States, his father, Ambrose Joshua Smith, was 38 and his mother, Anna J Glazener, was 18. He married Hannah Watkins on 8 September 1830, in Rabun, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Georgia, United States in 1870. He died on 16 March 1893, in Cornelia, Habersham, Georgia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Habersham, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher R. Smith
1804–1893
Hannah Watkins
1815–1873
Marriage: 8 September 1830
John Smith
1831–
Samuel Smith
1833–1862
John Bunyon Smith
1835–1925
Mary Smith
1836–1918
George R Smith
1838–1862
Burgess Smith
1840–1910
Jasper D Smith
1842–1882
Newton Auston Smith
1843–
Rebecca Smith
1845–
Frances Bee Smith
1846–1910
Christopher Smith
1848–
Joshua Smith
1850–1912
Caleb Smith
1852–1872
Calvin Joshua Smith
1854–1919
Hannah Lavenia Smith
1857–1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 September 1830
Rabun, Georgia, United States
children

(15)

    Male1831–Male

    Samuel Smith

    Male1833–1862Male

    John Bunyon Smith

    Male1835–1925Male

    Mary Smith

    Female1836–1918Female

    George R Smith

    Male1838–1862Male

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1818

Age 14

Historical Boundaries: 1818: Walton, Georgia, United States
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 26

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Christopher Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Christopher Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christopher Smith, "United States Census, 1840"

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