Rebecca Mary Grimshaw

15 March 1814–14 November 1856 (Age 42)
Shadsworth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Rebecca Mary

When Rebecca Mary Grimshaw was born on 15 March 1814, in Shadsworth, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jonathan Grimshaw, was 37 and her mother, Ann Lazenby or Lisenbee, was 21. She married William P Smith on 23 May 1834, in Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Whalley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 14 November 1856, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William P Smith
Rebecca Mary Grimshaw
Marriage: 23 May 1834
Nathan Smith Sr.
Ann Smith
Richard Smith
Maria Smith
Alice Smith
Joseph Smith
Mary Ann Smith
William Smith
Hyrum Smith
Thomas Smith
Johnny Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1834Bolton le Moors St Peter, Lancashire, England
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 11
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 16
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): habitational name from either of two places in Lancashire named Grimshaw, from the Old Norse personal name Grímr (see Grime ) or Old English grīma ‘specter, goblin’ + Old English sceaga ‘copse’.English: alternatively, a habitational name from Green Shaw Head in Beamsley (Yorkshire), or another place similarly named with Middle English grene ‘green’ + shaghe ‘copse’ (Old English grēne + sceaga).

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

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    A Brief Biography of William P. Smith

    Edited by Janet Franson Jeffery William P. Smith was born January 22, 1810 at Tottington, Lancashire, England, a son of Alice Smith and Dr. Thomas Smith. He was the fourth child, of sev …

    Sources (37)

    • Mary Smith in household of William Smith, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary in entry for Hyrum Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary Smith in household of Willm Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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