Sarah Ann Smith

19 February 1838–1 January 1879 (Age 40)
Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Smith was born on 19 February 1838, in Trenton, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Richard Smith, was 45 and her mother, Diana Braswell, was 40. She married James Andrew Ross on 6 March 1857, in President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 1 January 1879, in Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Kanosh Cemetery, Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Andrew Ross
Sarah Ann Smith
Marriage: 6 March 1857

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1857President's Office, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 1
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 8
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 12
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were 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 also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

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

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    DUP History of Thomas Ross

    Thomas Ross was born September 15, 1814 in Guilford County, North Carolina. His parents were Andrew Ross, born August 12, 1784 and Anna or Mary Anna Kimmins(Cummins), born August 21, 1777. Both pa …

    Sources (12)

    • Sarah A Ross in household of Jas A Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah Smith in entry for Charles James Ross, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah Ann Smith in household of Richard Smith, "United States Census, 1850"

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