Samuel Smith

13 October 1805–27 September 1866 (Age 60)
Sible Hedingham, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Smith was born on 13 October 1805, in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Smith, was 32 and his mother, Ann Palmer, was 32. He married Elizabeth Mead Cheek on 11 April 1830, in West Hanningfield, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1866 and lived in Margaretting, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 27 September 1866, in Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Smith
13 October 1805–1866
Elizabeth Mead Cheek
Marriage: 11 April 1830
Samuel Smith
Emma Ann Smith
Frances Sarah Smith
Joseph Daniel Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1830West Hanningfield, Essex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 10
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 18
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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 (31)

    • Samuel Smith, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Saml Smith in entry for Joseph Daniel Smith and Eliza Jane Stephenson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Samuel Smith in entry for Joseph Daniel Smith, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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