Adam Browning Smith

30 January 1832–27 August 1916 (Age 84)
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary 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 in 1860 and Grantsville, 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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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

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  • Marriage
    21 February 1854Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 4
    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.
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 6
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 22
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    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 (45)

    • Adam Browning Smith in entry for William M Smith, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Adam B Smith, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Adam B Smith in entry for Margaret M Grant, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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