William Martin Smiley

Brief Life History of William Martin

When William Martin Smiley was born on 6 September 1808, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel W Smiley, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Bailey, was 44. He married Jane Glasgow on 15 April 1830, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fox Township, Carroll, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Farmington Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 21 September 1891, in Durant, Cedar, Iowa, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Durant, Cedar, Iowa, United States.

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William Martin Smiley
1808–1891
Jane Glasgow
1812–1872
Marriage: 15 April 1830
Elizabeth Jane Smiley
1834–1914
Hannah Smiley
1838–1926
David Smiley
1841–1929
John Smiley
1843–
Dionysia Smiley
1848–1932
Emily Elizabeth Smiley
1850–1926
Anna Smiley
1852–1925
William Martin Smiley Jr
1859–1940

Sources (16)

  • William Smiley, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Martin Smiley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Smiley in entry for Emily Bennett, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (8)

1812

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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: probably a variant of Smillie ; see Smalley .

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

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