Havilla Smith

9 January 1798–28 August 1888 (Age 90)
Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Havilla

When Havilla Smith was born on 9 January 1798, in Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Joseph Ebenezer Smith, was 24 and his mother, Hannah Shafter (Slater), was 22. He married Sarah Harwood on 30 August 1821, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 28 August 1888, at the age of 90, and was buried in Plymouth Township, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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Havilla Smith
Sarah Harwood
Marriage: 30 August 1821
Schuyler harwood smith
Clovis smith
Asa harwood smith
Joseph Harwood Smith
Harriet Orlinda Smith
Walter Augustus Smith
Lucy Maria Smith
Sarah Matilda Smith

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Harwood


30 August 1821
Ohio, United States


    Schuyler harwood smith




    Clovis smith


    Asa harwood smith


    Joseph Harwood Smith


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 4

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 27

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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)

  • Havilah Smith in household of Walter A Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hauliah Smith in entry for Walter A Smith, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"
  • Havila Smith in entry for Harriet Simmons, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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