Samuel Smith

22 May 1818–3 October 1895 (Age 77)
Sherington, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Smith was born on 22 May 1818, in Sherington, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Daniel William Smith, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Wooding, was 20. He married Mary Ann Line on 12 October 1837, in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1843 and lived in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He registered for military service in 1843. In 1859, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as probate judge in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. He died on 3 October 1895, in Smithfield, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Smith
Frances Ann Ingram
Marriage: 31 July 1856
Esther Ann Smith
Priscilla Smith
Elias Ingraham Smith
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Olivia Jane Smith
Phoebe Ellen Smith
Roxy Aethea Smith
Viola May Smith
Eliza Beatrice Smith
Warren Samuel Smith Sr.
Everett Eugene Smith
William Rufus Smith
Phosa Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 July 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 21
    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.

    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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    The Life of Samuel Smith (1818-1895)

    The first record we have of the ancestors of Samuel Smith is in the year 1624, in the person of Richard Smith Esq. of Padburry, Buckinghamshire, England and his wife Ann. They owned the Squirage of P …

    Sources (72)

    • Samuel Smith, "United States Census, 1850" - Enumerated in 1851
    • S Smith in entry for Erastus Larsen and Eliza Beatrice Olney, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Samuel Smith in entry for Delina Smith Beckstead, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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