Jesse Nathaniel Smith Sr.

Male2 December 1834–5 June 1906

Brief Life History of Jesse Nathaniel

When Jesse Nathaniel Smith Sr. was born on 2 December 1834, in Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Silas Smith, was 55 and his mother, Mary Aikens, was 37. He married Emma Seraphine West on 13 May 1852, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States in 1870 and Snowflake, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1905. He died on 5 June 1906, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in R V Mike Ramsay Memorial Cemetery, Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States.

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Jesse Nathaniel Smith Sr.
Janet Mauretta Johnson
Marriage: 9 October 1866
Susan Janet Smith
Ellen Mauretta Smith
Sariah Anna Smith
Agnes Maud Smith
Julia Johnson Smith
Priscilla Smith
Editha Smith
Lucy Smith
Margaret Fife Smith
Ruth Smith
Esther Smith
Elias Smith
Leah Smith

Sources (143)

  • Jesse Natheniel Smith in entry for Don Carlos Smith, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • Jesse N Smith, "Denmark Census, 1870"
  • Jesse N. Smith in entry for Aikens Smith and Margaret De Witt, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 October 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    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.


    Age 16

    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Iron, Utah Territory, United States 1856: Beaver, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Beaver, Utah, United States

    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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