John Lyman Smith

Male17 November 1828–21 February 1898

Brief Life History of John Lyman

When John Lyman Smith was born on 17 November 1828, in Saint Lawrence, Cape Vincent, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, John Smith, was 47 and his mother, Clarissa Loomis Lyman, was 38. He married Augusta Bowen Cleveland on 9 July 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 February 1898, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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John Lyman Smith
Augusta Bowen Cleveland
Marriage: 9 July 1845
Isabella Smith
Henry W. Smith
Augusta Bowen Smith
Sarah Marrietta Smith
Clarissa Medora Smith
Asahel Albert Smith
John Lyman Smith Jr.
Don George Alexander Smith
Andrew Emerson SMITH
Lottie Rose Smith
Sophronia Amanda Smith

Sources (36)

  • John L Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John S. Smith, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • John Lyman Smith, "BillionGraves Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled

    Age 11

    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.


    Age 20

    New Federal Constitution combining elements of the U.S. constitution (Federal State with central and cantonal (state) governments and parliaments) and of French revolutionary tradition. The Principles of this constitution are still valid today.

    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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    George Halliday's LDS Mission to Bristol, South, Wiltshire, Lands End, England and Dublin and Belfast, Ireland Conferences from 1860-1864

    [Notes on LDS Missions that George Halliday presided over in England and Ireland, 1860-1864.] [Prior to leaving on an LDS Mission to England in 1860, Elder George Halliday spoke during an LDS General …

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