Born in Stonington, Connecticut, USA on 23 Feb 1800. Jabez Smith married Laura Griffin and had 5 children. He passed away on 11 Nov 1884 in New London, Connecticut, USA.
Scottish and English: from Middle English swan ‘swan’, hence a nickname for a person noted for purity or excellence (which were taken to be attributes of the swan), or resembling a swan in some other way. This was also an Old Norse and Old English personal name, from which the surname may be derived. In some cases it may be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with the sign of a swan.