Ann Best Smith

1 May 1831–3 July 1908 (Age 77)
Clay, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ann Best

When Ann Best Smith was born on 1 May 1831, in Clay, Missouri, United States, her father, Captain Edward Anderson Smith, was 24 and her mother, Alcey Best, was 17. She married Ahira Manring on 24 July 1851, in DeKalb, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Dallas Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Garfield, Whitman, Washington, United States in 1900. She died on 3 July 1908, in Garfield, Washington, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Stites, Idaho, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ahira Manring
1828–1898
Ann Best Smith
1831–1908
Marriage: 24 July 1851
Elcey Eudosia Manring
1853–1856
Jared E Manring
1873–
Jordan Edward Manring
1855–1917
Rosella May Manring
1857–1901
Isabella America Manring
1859–1881
Ahira Clark Manring
1860–1931
Lee Ann Price Manring
1863–1864
Sarah Emerine Manring
1865–1866
William Vincil Manring
1867–1940
Lewis Alvin Manring
1869–1913
Ida Ruth Manring
1871–1962
Samuel Elda Manring
1876–1955

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 July 1851
DeKalb, Missouri, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1834 · Zion's Camp

Age 3

Joseph Smith, Jr. and a group of 200 volunteers departed Kirkland, Ohio, to aid scattered Latter-day Saints. The group known as Zion's Camp arrived to the Fishing River on June 19. A mob had gathered to attack and disjoin the group. A storm swept through the area and the river rose over 30 feet, which caused the mob to scatter.
1860

Age 29

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

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)

  • Ann Smith in household of Edward Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ann B Manning in household of Ahire Manning, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ann Manring in household of Ahira Manring, "United States Census, 1880"

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