Ann Smedley

16 February 1796–17 April 1880 (Age 84)
Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann Smedley was born on 16 February 1796, in Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Richard Smedley, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Slater, was 30. She married Frederick Darke on 9 December 1822, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She immigrated to New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1861 and lived in St Martin, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 17 April 1880, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Darke
Ann Smedley
Marriage: 9 December 1822
Richard Gardner Smedley
George Frederick Darke
Ann Darke
Henry Darke
Elisa Darke
James Darke
Lucy Darke
Sidney Wellington Darke
Joseph Smedley Darke

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1822Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 1
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    Age 19
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 27
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, and Lancashire): habitational name, mostly from Smithley in Wombwell (Yorkshire) but also from Smedley (Lancashire). The placenames probably mean ‘wood or woodland clearing of the smiths’, from Old English smitha, genitive plural form of smith ‘smith’, + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

    Story Highlight

    Frederick and Ann Smedley Darke Version 1.0

    By H. Kurt Christensen Frederick Darke was born on August 15, 1796, in Worcester, Worcestershire, England. Across the Atlantic Ocean, George Washington was in his last year as …

    Sources (42)

    • Ann Smedley in entry for Richard Cardner Smedley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Ann Dark in household of Fredrick Dark, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Ann Smedley Garner, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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