Samuel Harrison Smith

13 March 1808–30 July 1844 (Age 36)
Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Harrison

When Samuel Harrison Smith was born on 13 March 1808, in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, Joseph Smith Sr, was 36 and his mother, Lucy Mack, was 32. He married Mary Bailey on 13 August 1834, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 30 July 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Samuel Harrison Smith
Levira Clark
Marriage: 3 May 1841
Levira Annette Clark Smith
Lovisa Clark Smith
Lucy Jane Clark Smith

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  • Marriage
    3 May 1841Scott, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 4
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 11
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    Story Highlight

    Horace Eldredge's Return to Visit Nauvoo (Lucy & Emma) 1953

    "Horace S. Eldredge, who presided over the LDS branch in St. Louis and managed emigration preparations for several years, visited Nauvoo on 28 July 1853, staying at the Mansion House. His afternoon st …

    Sources (24)

    • Samuel H. Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
    • Samil H. Smith in entry for Mary Smith Norman, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Samuel Harrison Smith, "Utah, Latter-Day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia"

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