Mary Ann Smith

8 April 1804–13 April 1884 (Age 80)
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

Mary Ann Smith was born on 8 April 1804, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of George Smith and Sarah Ashbery. She married John Crooks on 17 January 1825, in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She immigrated to New York, United States in 1864 and lived in Sneinton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 13 April 1884, in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Crooks
Mary Ann Smith
Marriage: 17 January 1825
William Crooks
James Crooks
Sarah Ann Crooks
John Crooks
Francis Crooks
James Crooks
Henry Cornelius Smith Crooks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 January 1825Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 4
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 21
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Sources (24)

    • Mary Crooks, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Ann Crooks, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Mary Ann in entry for James Crooks, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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