Elizabeth Boardman Smith

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Boardman

When Elizabeth Boardman Smith was born on 27 January 1817, in Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, Ontario, Canada, her father, Ira Smith, was 31 and her mother, Philomela Loomis Smith, was 22. She married Wellington Paul Wilson on 9 December 1836, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 25 September 1893, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Wellington Paul Wilson
Elizabeth Boardman Smith
Marriage: 9 December 1836
Stephen Fairchild Wilson
Wellington Paul Wilson
Sidney Smith Wilson
Maryette Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Sarah Alice Wilson
Clarissa Jane Wilson
Ira Lyman Wilson
Oliver Cowdery Wilson
Joseph Ellis Wilson Sr.

Sources (44)

  • Elizabeth Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elizabeth B. Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • ELIZABETH B SMITH, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 


Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States

1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

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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