William Bartley Smithson

9 May 1835–13 November 1907 (Age 72)
Monroe, Franklin, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of William Bartley

When William Bartley Smithson was born on 9 May 1835, in Monroe, Franklin, Mississippi, United States, his father, William Cox Smithson, was 31 and his mother, Lucinda Wilson, was 22. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Elmina L. Boren. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 13 November 1907, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Pioneer Memorial Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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William Bartley Smithson
Elmina L. Boren
Adeline Smithson
Lucinda Smithson
William Alley Smithson
Isola Elmina Smithson
Rolland Smithson

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 1
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1848 · The California Gold Rush
Age 13
On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
Age 22
The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

Northern English: patronymic from Smith .

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

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William Bartley Smithson was born 9 May 1835 in Monroe, Franklin, Mississippi to William Cox and Lucinda Wilson Smithson. He had nine brothers and sisters.  He was the second child.  The first six we …

Sources (20)

  • William Smithson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William B Smithson in household of Elizabeth Smithson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William B Smithson, "United States Census, 1880"

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