Jacob Smith

17 July 1795–
Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Smith was born on 17 July 1795, in Lempster, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Jacob Smith, was 33 and his mother, Asenath Hurd, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Smith
1762–1853
Asenath Hurd
1766–1853
John Chipman Smith
1791–1836
Justus Smith
1793–1851
Jacob Smith
1795–
Orval Alvah Smith
1797–1879
Asenath Smith
1798–1800
Lucindia Smith
1801–
Truman Smith
1803–1852
Elizabeth Ann Smith
1807–1892

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    John Chipman Smith

    Male1791–1836Male

    Justus Smith

    Male1793–1851Male

    Male1795–Male

    Male1797–1879Male

    Asenath Smith

    Female1798–1800Female

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 8

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 13

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 

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 (2)

  • Jacob Smith, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Jacob Smith, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"

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