John Smith

17 January 1826–18 February 1867 (Age 41)
Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Smith was born on 17 January 1826, in Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Smith, was 41 and his mother, Agnes Hopkin, was 32. He married Mary Ann Miller on 3 October 1845, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 18 February 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Smith
Mary Ann Miller
Marriage: 3 October 1845
Martha Smith
Mary Smith
Agnes Smith
Joseph Smith
John Smith
Jennett Smith
Adam Smith
Sarah Smith
Isabell Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1845Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    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.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 7
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 20
    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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    Pioneer Account, John Smith and family

    In her own words: "On May 21, 1866, the family (John Smith family) set sail on the ship "American Congress" and the trip took 42 days. Our family joined a company crossing the plains and on the journe …

    Sources (21)

    • John Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Smith in entry for Mary Smith Lodington Dilley, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • John Smith in entry for Joseph Smith, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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