John Browning Smith

19 January 1829–28 October 1900 (Age 71)
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of John

When John Browning Smith was born on 19 January 1829, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, his father, Adam Wylie Smith, was 31 and his mother, Martha Browning, was 28. He married Margaret Gibson on 15 April 1851, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1849 and lived in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1851. He died on 28 October 1900, in Lake View, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Tooele City Cemetery, Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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John Browning Smith
Margaret Gibson
Marriage: 15 April 1851
Adam Gibson Smith
Mary Gibson Smith
John Gibson Smith
Margaret Gibson Smith
William Gibson Smith
Martha Gibson Smith
George Gibson Smith
Ellen Gibson Smith
James Gibson Smith
Marion Gibson Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 April 1851Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 28
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): from the Middle English personal name Brouning (Old English Brūning), a derivative of the byname Brūn (see Brown ).History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. William Browning was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

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    Life story of Adam Browning Smith

    Adam Browning Smith was the son of Adam Willey Smith and Martha Browning Smith. He was born in Ayreshire, Scotland on January 30, 1832. There were 8 children in this family: Jean born in 1821 and …

    Sources (66)

    • John Smith in household of Thos F Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Smith in entry for Margaret Smith Taggart, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • John B Smith, "United States Census, 1900"

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