Jane Ewens Smith

2 November 1733–
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jane Ewens

When Jane Ewens Smith was born on 2 November 1733, in Lyme, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Thomas Smith, was 32 and his mother, Eliabeth Robins, was 27.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Smith
1701–1761
Eliabeth Robins
1706–
Sarah Smith
1728–1812
Ales Smith
1731–1733
Jane Ewens Smith
1733–
Edward Smith
1736–
Henry Smith
1738–
David Carpenter Smith
1741–
Elizabeth Smith
1744–
Thomas Smith
1746–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 43

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

Age 43

"""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 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 48

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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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  • Jane Ewens Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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