Ephraim Smith

15 September 1833–20 December 1898 (Age 65)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Ephraim

When Ephraim Smith was born on 15 September 1833, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Richard Smith, was 40 and his mother, Diana Braswell, was 35. He married Nancy Elizabeth Bethers on 23 September 1853, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 20 December 1898, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ephraim Smith
Nancy Elizabeth Bethers
Marriage: 23 September 1853
David Ephraim Smith
Hetty Ester Ann Smith
Millie Jane Smith
Joseph Marion Smith
William Albert Smith
James Andrew Smith
Sarah Dianna Smith
Thomas Edward Smith
Agnes Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Phoebe Jannett Smith
Mary May Smith
George Richard Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 September 1853Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built
    Age 2
    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    1862 · Battle of Shiloh
    Age 29
    The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

    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

    Richard Smith & Diana Braswell family history

    The Smith Family - by Leon Pitman (Revised 2000) Richard Smith Born September 19, 1792, Holston River, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Died March 18, 1876, Provo, Utah. Diana Braswe …

    Sources (50)

    • Ephraim Smith, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Ephraim Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ephriam Smith in entry for Nancy E. Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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