James Smith

24 December 1836–30 April 1913 (Age 76)
Simpson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James

When James Smith was born on 24 December 1836, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Smith Jr., was 36 and his mother, Nancy Chason, was 37. He married Susannah Pinnuck on 26 October 1859, in Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom. He died on 30 April 1913, in his hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States.

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James Smith
Susannah Pinnuck
Marriage: 26 October 1859

Spouse and Children


    Susannah Pinnuck


26 October 1859
Shoreditch, London, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings


    Nancy Chason




    Clemon K Smith



    Joseph Chasen Smith


World Events (8)


Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 14

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 25

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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)

  • James Smith, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"
  • James W. Smith, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"
  • James W Smith, "Find A Grave Index"

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