Sarah Cox Smith

Female26 February 1794–28 September 1863

Brief Life History of Sarah Cox

When Sarah Cox Smith was born on 26 February 1794, in Bernardsville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Cox, was 27 and her mother, Amy Smith, was 22. She married Elias Hutchings on 29 December 1816, in Avery, Milan Township, Huron, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 September 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias Hutchings
Sarah Cox Smith
Marriage: 29 December 1816
Henry Hovey Hutchings
Shepherd Pierce Hutchings
Matilda Hutchings
Erwin Hutchings
Elias Hutchings
William Willard Hutchings
Joseph Stowell Hutchings
Samuel Hutchings
Lyman Smith Hutchings
Sally Lovina Hutchings
Mary Hutchings
Martha Hutchings

Sources (35)

  • Sally Hutchins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sally Smith, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Sally Smith in entry for William W. Sr. Hutchings, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1816Avery, Milan Township, Huron, Ohio, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 9

    Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 25

    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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    Sally Smith

    SALLY SMITH 1794-1862 Sally came to Utah later with the Saints and lived in the 19th Ward in Salt Lake City. She was a faithful member of the Church and was interested in temple work. She marrie …

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