Adam Browning Smith

Brief Life History of Adam Browning

When Adam Browning Smith was born on 30 January 1832, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Adam Wylie Smith, was 34 and his mother, Martha Browning, was 31. He married Elizabeth McIsaac on 21 February 1854, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1853 and lived in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Batesville, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 27 August 1916, in Lake View, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Browning Smith
Elizabeth McIsaac
Marriage: 21 February 1854
Adam McIsaac Smith
Elizabeth McIsaac Smith
John Mc Isaac Smith
Ellen Mc Isaac Smith
George McIsaac Smith
Martha Mc Isaac Smith
James McIsaac Smith
Barbara Mc Isaac Smith
Mary Mc Isaac Smith

Sources (51)

  • Adam Smith in household of Adam Smith, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Adam Browning Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Adam B Smith, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Tuilla, Utah Territory, United States 1852: Tooele, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Tooele, Utah, United States

1854 · St. George's Hall

In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

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 …

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