Richard Smith

19 September 1792–8 March 1876 (Age 83)
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Smith was born on 19 September 1792, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Smith, was 51 and his mother, Leah Agee, was 41. He married Diana Braswell on 11 December 1817, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States for about 4 years and Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1870. He died on 8 March 1876, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, 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 C Smith
James Agee Smith
William Deets Smith
Ephraim Smith
Nancy Margaret Smith
Adam Robert Smith
Sarah Ann Smith
Newell Smith
Elizabeth Jane Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1817Carroll, Tennessee, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 2
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State
    Age 4
    On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 27
    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 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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    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 …

    Sources (75)

    • Richard Smith, "United States Census, 1820"
    • Richard Smith in entry for Phillip Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Richard Smith, "United States Census, 1840"

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