James Hogg Smith

11 June 1842–30 January 1882 (Age 39)
Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James Hogg

When James Hogg Smith was born on 11 June 1842, in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Smith, was 21 and his mother, Hellen Hogg, was 19. He married Marion McNeil on 18 January 1864, in Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland in 1861. In 1861, at the age of 19, his occupation is listed as miner in Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland. He died on 30 January 1882, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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James Hogg Smith
Marion McNeil
Marriage: 18 January 1864
Richard McNeil Smith
William McNeil Smith
James McNeil Smith
Jane Robertson Smith
George McNeil Smith
Ellen Hogg Smith
Robert McNeil Smith
Mary Anderson Smith
Annie McNeil Smith
Alexander McNeil Smith

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  • Marriage
    18 January 1864Gladsmuir, Haddingtonshire, Scotland
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland
    Age 1
    The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 12
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    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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    History of Richard Smith and Ellen Hogg Family

    HISTORY OF RICHARD SMITH AND HELEN (ELLEN HOGG SMITH) Richard Smith, a coal miner was born 13 April, and christened 21 April 1821, at Arneston, East Lothian, Scotland. He was the son of James Smith a …

    Sources (26)

    • James Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • James Smith in entry for Mary Smith Berntson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • James Smith, "United States Census, 1880"

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