Isaac Tennel Smith

28 September 1844–25 April 1925 (Age 80)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Isaac Tennel

When Isaac Tennel Smith was born on 28 September 1844, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, David Smith, was 19 and his mother, Rosannah Tunnell, was 16. He married Mary J Lucinda Howard about 1857, in Monroe, Overton, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cass Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States for about 30 years and Bryan Township, Douglas, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 25 April 1925, in Vanzant, Douglas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Vanzant, Douglas, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Tennel Smith
Mary J Lucinda Howard
Marriage: about 1857
Thomas Anthony Smith
Willis Calvin Smith
Sarah M Smith
Robert Isam Smith
John Smith

Spouse and Children


    Mary J Lucinda Howard


about 1857
Monroe, Overton, Tennessee, United States


    Thomas Anthony Smith


    Willis Calvin Smith


    Sarah M Smith


    Robert Isam Smith


    John Smith


Parents and Siblings

    David Smith


    Rosannah Tunnell




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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 2

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Isaac Smith, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Isaac Smith in household of David Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Isaac T Smith, "United States Census, 1870"

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