Sarah Ann Smith

22 July 1828–9 April 1903 (Age 74)
Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Smith was born on 22 July 1828, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Christopher Smith, was 27 and her mother, Mary Ann Lightner, was 25. She married George Frederick Hamson on 30 April 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 9 April 1903, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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George Frederick Hamson
Sarah Ann Smith
Marriage: 30 April 1844
Sarah Ann Hamson
Joseph Smith Hamson
Hyrum Smith Hamson
George Frederick Hamson Jr.
Heber Charles Hamson
Brigham Young Hamson
Tededion Hamson
Jedediah M Grant Hamson
Mary Elizabeth Hamson
Samuel Henry Hamson
Eliza Jane Hamson
Franklin Dewy Hamson
Frances Adeline Hamson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 April 1844Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 11
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 20
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.

    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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    The History of Sarah Ann Smith Hamson Excerpt

    The History of Sarah Ann Smith Hamson Written by Unknown Retyped by Anjanette Stone Lofgren, a 4th great granddaughter Sarah Ann Smith was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1828. …

    Sources (28)

    • Sarah Ann Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Sarah Hanson in household of George F Hanson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Ann Smith in entry for Frank Hamson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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