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
Jennett Burton Taylor
Marriage: 16 December 1849
Nephi Smithson Sr.
Moroni Taylor Smithson
Alma Smithson
Joseph Smithson
Hyrum Smithson
Charles William Smithson, Sr
Allen Smithson
Marion Smithson
Elizabeth Jenett Smithson
George Albert Smithson
David Robert Smithson
Henry Smithson
Margaret Lucinda Smithson
Martha Caroline Smithson

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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    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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