Sarah Smith

2 October 1837–6 November 1876 (Age 39)
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Smith was born on 2 October 1837, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States, her father, Hyrum Smith, was 37 and her mother, Jerusha Barden, was 32. She married Charles Emerson Griffin on 16 January 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 6 November 1876, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Emerson Griffin
Sarah Smith
Marriage: 16 January 1854
Charles Emerson Griffin
Alice Lovina Griffin
Sarah Griffin
Joseph Emerson Griffin
Ernest Adelbert Griffin
Hannah Griffin
John Marvin Griffin
Martha Ann Griffin
Hyrum Griffin
Helen Jerusha Griffin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 January 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (5)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War
    Age 23
    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Joseph Smith's Account of his History - Pearl of Great Price

    The following is the account that Joseph Smith gives of his early background and history related to the founding of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as published in the Pearl of Great …

    Sources (28)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Smith - Government record: birth: 2 November 1837; Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States
    • Sarah Griffin in household of Charles E Griffin, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah Smith, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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