Sarah Smiley

13 July 1817–10 July 1854 (Age 36)
Hanover, Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Smiley was born on 13 July 1817, in Hanover, Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Archibald Smiley, was 43 and her mother, Sarah Lewis, was 38. She married Samuel Carver II on 2 January 1836, in Wyoming, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. She lived in Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 10 July 1854, in Rock, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Orfordville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Carver II
Sarah Smiley
Marriage: 2 January 1836
Archibald Smiley Carver
Lyman Ezra Carver
Lewis Carver
Evi Benjamin Carver
John A. Carver
Samuel Isaac Carver
Charles Edwin Carver

Spouse and Children

2 January 1836
Wyoming, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


    Archibald Smiley Carver


    Lyman Ezra Carver


    Lewis Carver



    John A. Carver


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (6)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 13

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: of uncertain origin; probably a variant spelling of Smillie , but perhaps a habitational name, a variant of Smalley , or a nickname from Middle English smile ‘smile’, ‘grin’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Carver in household of Samuel Carver, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Smiley in entry for Lyman Ezra Carver, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Sarah Smiley in entry for Evi Benjamin Carver, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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