Adam Wylie Smith

9 January 1798–21 January 1863 (Age 65)
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Adam Wylie

When Adam Wylie Smith was born on 9 January 1798, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, James Smith, was 46 and his mother, Janet Wyllie, was 33. He married Martha Browning on 26 November 1819, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1853 and lived in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1851 and Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland in 1851. He died on 21 January 1863, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Adam Wylie Smith
Martha Browning
Marriage: 26 November 1819
Jean Browning Smith
Mary Browning Smith
James Browning Smith
John Browning Smith
Adam Browning Smith
George Browning Smith
Marion Browning Smith
Janet Browning Smith
Martha Browning Smith
George Browning Smith

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    26 November 1819Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    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.
    1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes
    Age 9
    Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 21
    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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    Adam Wylie Smith (1798-1863)

    Story of Adam Wylie Smith (1798-1863) Taken from “History of Tooele County, Utah” Adam Wylie Smith, son of James Smith and Janet Wylie, was born 09 January, 1798 at Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland. On …

    Sources (32)

    • Adam Smith, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Smith in entry for George B. Smith, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Adam [Wylie] Smith birth, christening: Parish Register - Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland

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