Joseph Smith

30 August 1782–
Somerleyton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Smith was born on 30 August 1782, in Somerleyton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Smith, was 28 and his mother, Susanna Lacey, was 35. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Elizabeth Hales. He lived in Corton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith
1782–
Elizabeth Hales
1811–
William Smith
1817–
Mary Smith
1821–
Mary Smith
1822–1870

Spouse and Children

    Male1782–Male

    Elizabeth Hales

    Female1811–Female

children

(3)

    William Smith

    Male1817–Male

    Mary Smith

    Female1821–Female

    Female1822–1870Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 19

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 26

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 33

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

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)

  • Joseph Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joseph Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Joseph Smith, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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