Hawley Smith

1806–14 March 1884 (Age 78)
Oneida, New York, United States

The Life of Hawley

When Hawley Smith was born in 1806, in Oneida, New York, United States, his father, Isaac Smith, was 43 and his mother, Hannah Hawley, was 38. He married Fanny Bailey in 1824. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 14 March 1884, in Middlebury, Wyoming, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Wyoming, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hawley Smith
1806–1884
Fanny Bailey
1807–1884
Marriage: 1824
Betsy Smith
1825–1910
Milo W. Smith
1836–1842
Josiah D. Smith
1849–1853
Amelia L. Smith
1851–1854
Leander H. Smith
1827–1828
Joel Smith
1829–1831
Roena Smith
1832–1918
Edwin S. Smith
1835–1920
Aaron B. Smith
1841–1844
Irving Butler Smith
1845–1906

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1824
children

(10)

    Betsy Smith

    Female1825–1910Female

    Leander H. Smith

    Male1827–1828Male

    Joel Smith

    Male1829–1831Male

    Roena Smith

    Female1832–1918Female

    Edwin S. Smith

    Male1835–1920Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Anna Smith

    Female1787–1880Female

    Male1789–1855Male

    Patty Smith

    Female1789–1831Female

    Jessie Smith

    Male1792–Male

    Male1793–1846Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 6

The Town of Middlebury was formed on March 28, 1812 from the Town of Warsaw, part of Genesee County at that time.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 21

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hanley Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hawley Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hawley Smith, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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