Elizabeth Smith

11 December 1829–1 January 1887 (Age 57)
Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Smith was born on 11 December 1829, her father, George Smith, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Durdle, was 42. She married James Bedford on 20 October 1844, in Burbage, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. She lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1860 and Washington, Washington, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 January 1887, in Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Loa Cemetery, Loa, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Taylor
Elizabeth Smith
Marriage: 26 November 1856
Anna Durdell Taylor

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 November 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    Age 17
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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    The Abbreviated Life Histories of Allen Taylor (1814-1891) and Elizabeth Durdle Smith (1822-1887)

    Allen Taylor was born in 1814 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to William Taylor and Elizabeth Patrick. He was the second of fourteen children. His father, William, is said to have been a good provider f …

    Sources (35)

    • Elizabeth Smith in household of Sarah Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Smith in entry for Charles A. St.Clair and Lydia Esther Hemlick, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Elizabeth Smith in entry for Anna Taylor Neilson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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