Rachel Smith

about 1759–after 1830 (Age 71)
Perquimans, Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Smith was born about 1759, in Perquimans, Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Smith, was 29 and her mother, Leah Jordan, was 29. She married Dempsey Elliot on 17 February 1780, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died after 1830, in White, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in White, Tennessee, United States.

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Dempsey Elliot
1755–1794
Rachel Smith
1759–1830
Marriage: 17 February 1780
Foster Elliott
1787–1865

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 February 1780
Perquimans, North Carolina, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 17

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 22

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Rachel Smith, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Rachel Smith, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Rachel Smith, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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