Nancy Ann Knowles

2 August 1809–3 March 1883 (Age 73)
Lancashire, England

The Life Summary of Nancy Ann

When Nancy Ann Knowles was born on 2 August 1809, in Lancashire, England, her father, Robert Knowles, was 36 and her mother, Nancy Anne Parker, was 31. She married James Smithies on 17 January 1836, in Great Mitton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Clayton with Frickley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 3 March 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Smithies
Nancy Ann Knowles
Marriage: 17 January 1836
Mary Smithies
William Smithies
Lucy Smithies
Robert Smithies
James Alma Smithies
Joseph Richard Smithies
James Alma Smithies
James Smith
Sarah Ellen Smithies
Alice Smithies
Alice Ann Smithies

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1836Great Mitton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 12
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    Age 21
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll, hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word, for example Knowle (Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent, Sussex).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ).English: variant of Noel , often, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Biography and Excerpt from "The First Fifty Years of Relief Society" Nancy Ann Knowles Smithies August 2, 1809–March 3, 1883 Born at Chaigley, La …

    Sources (50)

    • Nancy Smith in household of James Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Ann Smithiers, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Nancy Smith in household of James Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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