Diana Braswell

Brief Life History of Diana

When Diana Braswell was born on 9 October 1797, in Society Hill, Darlington, South Carolina, United States, her father, John G Braswell, was 28 and her mother, Rebecca Jane Pruitt, was 27. She married Richard Smith on 11 December 1817, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 8 March 1875, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Smith
Diana Braswell
Marriage: 11 December 1817
Rebecca Smith
Philip Lewis Smith
Rachael Leah Smith
John Braswell Smith
Thomas Clotworthy Smith
James Agee Smith
William Smith
Ephraim Smith
Nancy Margaret Smith
Adam Robert Smith
Sarah Ann Smith
Newell Smith
Elizabeth Jane Smith

Sources (34)

  • Vianna Smith in household of Richard Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dianna Braswell Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dianah Brazzel in entry for William Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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. 

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): altered form of Bracewell . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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Richard Smith & Diana Braswell family history

The Smith Family - by Leon Pitman (Revised 2000) Richard Smith Born September 19, 1792, Holston River, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Died March 18, 1876, Provo, Utah. Diana Braswe …

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