Allen Freeman Smithson

Male11 February 1816–27 September 1877

Brief Life History of Allen Freeman

When Allen Freeman Smithson was born on 11 February 1816, in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, James Bartlett Smithson, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Blanks Weatherford, was 35. He married Lettisha Hollis Holladay on 9 April 1840, in Marion, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 27 September 1877, in Paria, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Pahreah Cemetery, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Allen Freeman Smithson
1816–1877
Jennett Burton Taylor
1826–1912
Marriage: 16 December 1849
Nephi Smithson Sr.
1850–1901
Moroni Taylor Smithson
1851–1912
Alma Smithson
1852–1914
Joseph Smithson
1854–1931
Hyrum Smithson
1855–1933
Charles William Smithson, Sr
1856–1922
Allen Smithson
1857–1922
Marion Smithson
1859–1859
Elizabeth Jenett Smithson
1861–1949
George Albert Smithson
1862–1862
David Robert Smithson
1863–1941
Henry Smithson
1864–1947
Margaret Lucinda Smithson
1866–1883
Martha Caroline Smithson
1867–1868

Sources (21)

  • A F Smithson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Allen Freeman Mutteson, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
  • Allen F Smithson, "Utah, FamilySearch, Early Church Information File, 1830-1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1849Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1822 · Slave Rebellion

    Age 6

    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 20

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): from Middle English smith ‘smith’ + -son, for a son of a smith.

    Irish (Dublin) and Scottish: in Scotland and Ireland, sometimes adopted for Mac Gobhann, Mac a'ghobhainn ‘son of the smith’ (see McGowan ).

    History: The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC was founded (1846) with a bequest from the English chemist and mineralogist James Smithson (1765–1829). He was born James Lewes Macie, the illegitimate son of Hugh Smithson Percy, Duke of Northumberland. His mother, Elizabeth Macie, a widow, was a direct descendant of Henry VIII; through her family James Smithson inherited a fortune.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Short History of the Life of John Holladay (1798-1862)

    John Holladay was born on 10 March 1798, the son of Daniel Holladay Jr. and Keziah Rebecca Terry, in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina. John's father, Daniel Holladay Jr. and grandfather Daniel Holladay …

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