George G. Smith

1775–
Putnamville, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George G.

When George G. Smith was born about 1775, in Putnamville, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jesse Smith, was 26 and his mother, Naomi Cole, was 22. He married Margaret Cole on 25 December 1806, in Fernhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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George G. Smith
1775–
Margaret Cole
1777–
Marriage: 25 December 1806

Spouse & Children

  • Male1775–Male

  • Margaret Cole

    Female1777–Female

MARRIAGE
25 December 1806
Fernhurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 1

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

Age 1

"""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."""""""
1808

Age 33

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • George Smither, "England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
  • George Smither, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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