Hyrum Smith

Brief Life History of Hyrum

When Hyrum Smith was born on 9 February 1800, in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, Joseph Smith Sr, was 28 and his mother, Lucy Mack, was 24. He married Jerusha Barden on 2 November 1826, in Manchester, Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 27 June 1844, in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Smith Family Cemetery, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Hyrum Smith
Jerusha Barden
Marriage: 2 November 1826
Lovina Smith
Mary Smith
John Smith
Hiram Smith
Jerusha Smith
Sarah Smith

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  • Hiram Smith, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Hiram Smith, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Hyrum Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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World Events (8)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1803 · The U.S doubles in size

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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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Joseph Smith's Account of his History - Pearl of Great Price

The following is the account that Joseph Smith gives of his early background and history related to the founding of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as published in the Pearl of Great …

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