Hyrum Smith

17 September 1835–25 November 1855 (Age 20)
Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Hyrum

When Hyrum Smith was born on 17 September 1835, in Williamstown, Oswego, New York, United States, his father, William Orville Smith, was 35 and his mother, Rhoda Hough, was 33. He lived in Williamstown, Orange, Vermont, United States in 1840. He died on 25 November 1855, in Utah, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Orville Smith
1800–1849
Rhoda Hough
1802–1845
Emily Jane Smith
1822–1886
Joel Hough Smith
1824–1888
Jesse Wells Smith
1826–1896
Abiah Ann Smith
1828–1854
Lot Smith
1830–1892
William James Smith
1832–1899
Hyrum Smith
1835–1855
Horace Orville Smith
1837–1837
John Smith
1845–1845

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World Events (4)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 1
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846
Age 11
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850
Age 15
Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business

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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McGowan
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Faber

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Son of William Orville Smith & Rhoda Hough Hyrum was engaged to marry Julia Ann Smith (no relation) when 10 days before their marrage Hyrum was killed by a horse. So in time Julia married Hyrum's bro …

Sources (9)

  • Hyram Smith in household of Allen Burk, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hyrum Smith, "Find A Grave Index"
  • HYRUM SMITH, "BillionGraves Index"

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