Barbara Ann Smith

26 May 1825–16 June 1903 (Age 78)
Penshaw, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Barbara Ann

When Barbara Ann Smith was born on 26 May 1825, in Penshaw, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Smith, was 30 and her mother, Isabella Ord, was 32. She married Martin Douglas Wardell on 14 September 1845, in Hetton near Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1862 and lived in Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 16 June 1903, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Douglas Wardell
Barbara Ann Smith
Marriage: 14 September 1845
George Wardell
Hannah Wardell
Joe Wardell
Isabella Wardell
William Wardell
Annie Wardell
John Henry Wardell
James Wardell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1845Hetton near Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 5
    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.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    Sources (18)

    • Barbara Bridges in household of G. Wardell, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Barba Smith in entry for John E Palmer, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Barbara Smith in entry for Isabell Wright, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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