John Syme

4 February 1825–2 August 1894 (Age 69)
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Syme was born on 4 February 1825, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Syme, was 37 and his mother, Grizzel Marshall, was 41. He married Barbara Wyley on 1 March 1847, in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Perry, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Moroni, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 2 August 1894, in Moroni, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Moroni City Cemetery, Moroni, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Syme
Barbara Wyley
Marriage: 1 March 1847
William Syme
James Syme
George Crowther Syme
Janet Syme
John Syme
Robert Syme
Richard Syme

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 March 1847Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 7
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: from a variant of the medieval personal name Sim, a short form of Simon .

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

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    History of Sanpete County

    Syme, John, deceased, was born in Scotland, in february, 1824. He was brought up a miner and followed that occupation. He was married March 5, 1847, to Barbara Wylie, daughter of William and Janet Fif …

    Sources (20)

    • John Sims, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Syms, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Simms, "United States Census, 1870"

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