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Nicknames: "Sivel", "Jno.", "S."
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Birthplace: Redmarley D'Abitot, then Worcestershire, present Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States
Occupation: LDS Patriarch, Utah War veteran, wheelwright, carpenter, joiner, farmer, stock-raiser
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About John Sivil Smith, Sr.

John Sivil Smith, son of William Smith (born 1770 Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England) and Mary Sivil (born 1778 Berrow, Worcestershire, England), was born 10 March 1809 in Redmarley D'Abitot, Worcestershire, England. [Boundary changes in 1931 now place Redmarley D'Abitot in Gloucestershire.] He was the eighth child of a family of eleven. John and his wife and children came to Utah in 1850 with the William Snow Company.

Marriage and Children

  1. Jane Wadley (1814 - 1888), daughter of Michael Wadley and Jane Ennis
    1. Annie Smith (1835 - 1921) married Norman Brown on 20 December 1858
    2. Mary Wadley Smith (12 December 1841 - 11 December 1841)
    3. Ellen Wadley Smith Knowlton (1842 - 1926) married John Quincy Knowlton on 17 March 1862
    4. Elizabeth Wadley Smith (1844 - 1919); never married
    5. Sarah Jane Smith (13 April 1846 - 13 December 1849)
    6. John Sivil Smith, Jr. (6 April 1848 - December 1849)
    7. Eliza Maria Smith (1850 - 1933) married George Vickers Stevenson on 21 March 1867
    8. William Charles Smith (1852 - 1937) married Mary Eleanor Smith on 18 January 1882
    9. Joseph Thomas Smith (1853 - 1895)
    10. George Michael Smith (1855 - 1934) married Mary Ellen Woolley on 13 Jnuary 1881
    11. Harriett Emily Smith (1856 - 1938) married Jesse Moroni Smith on 19 February 1880

Early Life

John's father was a stockman and the first 15 years of his life were spent on his parents' farm. At the age of 15, he began a five-year apprenticeship learning to be a carpenter, wood-worker and wagon-maker. He pursued his trade for three years following his apprenticeship and then returned to farming and stock-raising. Though he had no formal education, John could figure any practical problem such as measuring land, the number of bushels of grain in a bin, etc., by using what he called the "the rule of three." In a matter of seconds, he would come up with the correct answer, before people with more education could write the problem on paper. His wife taught him to write his name. Even without formal schooling, he was a successful businessman who was honest, thrifty and generous in all dealings. His granddaughter, Mary Smith Steed Porter, described him as "a fine-looking man, over six feet tall, stately in his carriage. He had clear blue eyes and when young, dark hair. But as I remember him he had pure white hair and a clear complexion which made him look almost celestial."

When John's brother Samuel was courting Jane Wadley, John and Jane met and fell in love, and Samuel was forgotten. John Sivil Smith and Jane Wadley were married 13 February 1838 by Thomas A. Hedley, curate of St. Mary de Lode parish church, Gloucester county. Their first child was a daughter, Anna Smith, born on 6 January 1839.

Jane and John had been brought up in the Church of England, but were not satisfied with its teachings and were seriously considering joining a society called, "The United Brethren". One evening in early spring of 1840 as John was walking home from work, he passed the home of Benjamin Hill, his brother-in-law, and found the house filled with people and a man preaching to them. John stood by an open window and listened. The man's message appealed to him. He hurried home and told Jane he had just heard the true gospel of Christ that evening. They soon learned that the man was Elder Wilford Woodruff from America who was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

John and Jane became acquainted with Brother Woodruff and were deeply impressed with his teachings. This gospel was just what they had been praying for. They were baptized the same day, 17 May 1840 at Hill Farm with many of their friends, Benjamin Hill and wife Annie Wadley Hill, Edward Phillips and wife Hannah Simonds, the Gailys, the Greens, and the Robins. Within a few years about 320 people in the Smiths' general neighborhood had joined the LDS Church.

Later that same year a second daughter, Mary Wadley Smith, was born on 12 Dec 1840 in Much Marcle, but soon died. A history written by John and Jane's youngest daughter Harriet Emily Smith indicates that "Mary died the fall after [John and Jane] joined the Church. Because they hadn't had the baby christened in the Church of England, the minister refused to give [Mary] a burial place in the church yard or give [her] a Christian burial. This was because they were now Mormons. The sexton knew Father and Mother and sympathized with them, and unknown to the minister, he accepted the little child and buried it in the church yard" [likely St. Bartholomew's Church graveyard, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England].

A Long Journey to Utah

John, Jane and daughter Annie emigrated to America with a company of Latter-day Saints from Bristol, England on 10 May 1841 on the ship "Harmony" and arrived in Quebec City on 12 July 1841. The Smiths' company spent three weeks in French-speaking Quebec and on 8 Aug 1841, they boarded a river steamer "Canada" which churned its way up the St. Lawrence River to Montreal. Opposite Montreal at La Prairie the English company transferred to a newly-built railroad which traveled 20 miles south to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

The next morning, the group boarded the "Burlington" a steamer that headed due south on the Richelieu River, covered the north-south length of Lake Champlain, and moved downriver and south still to Whitehall, New York. After a day and a night, the company disembarked at Whitehall. They chartered a canal boat south entering the Hudson River, and joined the Erie Canal above Albany. On the Erie Canal they traversed New York state westward to Buffalo. At Buffalo the group split up, some going to Nauvoo via Chicago and others, including the Smiths, heading for Kirtland, Ohio. At Buffalo the Smiths boarded a Great Lakes steamer which carried them across part of Lake Ontario to Fairport, twelve miles northeast of Kirtland.

Their third daughter, Ellen Smith, was born on 17 February 1842 at Kirtland, Ohio. John obtained employment and purchased a team of horses and wagon. Persecutions of LDS members became so intolerable, however, that in the fall of 1843, the Smiths and their two young daughters finally headed west to Nauvoo. They arrived in November at La Harpe, a town near Nauvoo where a little colony of Saints resided. John rented a farm at Camp Creek, a settlement along the river that runs through Dallas and Durham townships, directly west of La Harpe township.

By the spring 1844, anti-Mormon sentiment was peaking. John was present when the Prophet Joseph Smith delivered his last address to the Nauvoo Legion, and on 27 June 1844 anti-Mormon mobs killed Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum. John was also in attendance at the 8 August 1844 meeting when the mantle of Joseph Smith fell upon Brigham Young. He often testified that Brigham Young was the Lord's chosen prophet. Several months after the martyrdom of Joseph Smith, a fourth daughter, Elizabeth Wadley Smith, was born at Camp Creek on 6 October 1844.

Early in 1846 many Saints began a massive exodus from Nauvoo. The Smiths did not join this initial February exodus, but waited to leave their home until after their next child was born. Sarah Jane Smith was born 14 April 1846 at Camp Creek.

The Smiths were not immune to anti-Mormon mob activity. Their home at Camp Creek was constructed of logs with a blanket hung in the opening for a door. One night a member of a mob raised the blanket and shot into the room. It grazed John Sivil's head and lodged in the wall just over his head. The next morning, he told members of the mob that it was a close shot, but they would have to get closer than that to get him. He told the mob to be patient and he would leave Nauvoo as quickly as possible.

The Smiths finally left Nauvoo, probably in May, crossed the Mississippi into Iowa, traveled west through Farmington and Bonaparte; and crossed Chariton, Shoal, Locust, Medicine and Camp Creeks to Garden Grove on the headwaters of the Grand River, where they stayed briefly to rest. They moved west another 33 miles to the Saints' new settlement at Mt. Pisgah. The Smiths stayed that summer of 1846 at Mt. Pisgah. Then they traveled a hundred miles farther west to the Council Bluffs area by the Missouri River.

They wintered at nearby Council Point, in what is now the southwest edge of Council Bluffs, near the river. According to family records, on 13 December 1846, their youngest child Sarah Jane died at a place called Fish Cod Lake, an area which remains unidentified.

The Smiths remained by the Missouri River for the winter of 1846-47. The next spring, Brigham Young led a small pioneer company toward the Rocky Mountains. Meanwhile about 10,000 Mormons, including the Smiths, built settlements up and down the Missouri River.

On 6 April 1848, the Smiths welcomed their first son, John Sivil, Jr., but sadly the little fellow lived only eighteen months. During the Smiths' last year in Missouri, Eliza Maria Smith was born in mid-winter on 5 February 1850. While living in Council Bluffs, John was kept very busy repairing and building wagons for the Saints preparatory to their crossing the plains. The Smiths left Council Bluffs in May 1850 with the William Snow Company. A team of mares on a light wagon was provided for John's wife and children, as well as a heavy wagon drawn by a yoke of oxen and a yoke of cows, which was loaded with supplies, furniture and other necessities. Annie and Ellen drove their family's livestock on foot most of the way. The Smiths reached the Salt Lake Valley on 3 October 1850, where they received a warm welcome from one of their English friends, John Gaily, who had arrived in the valley two years before. They spent the first winter in the Gaily home in Salt Lake's Fourth Ward section [Block #22, Lot #1, which was the corner lot of 700 South and Main Street].

About March 1851, John and Jane relocated to the new settlement of South Willow Creek in the south end of the valley. The Smiths were among the first settlers of what soon was called Draperville. John built a crude home within the walls of the Fort consisting of two rooms, a log room and an adobe one, having a dirt floor and a thatched roof. [The home was located approximately 380 feet east of what is now 900 East on the north side of 12600 South, Draper, Utah.]

In this humble home, William Charles Smith was born on 6 January 1852, the first male child born in what is now Draper. Two additional sons were born in Draper; Joseph Thomas Smith on 27 June 1853 and George Michael Smith on 11 April 1855. In 1856 John was called to colonize at Fort Limhi [now Fort Lemhi], Idaho, in what became known as the Salmon River Misson. It is unclear if John moved his family to Fort Limhi or how long he remained, but the mission was disbanded in March 1858 after many setbacks stemming from lack of supplies, infighting, problems with Indians, and the approach of General Albert Sidney Johnston's army towards Utah Territory to put down the "Mormon rebellion."

A Permanent Home

As so many of their English friends had settled in Kaysville, the Smiths were anxious to join them. They had the good fortune to purchase the William Kay farm, located three miles west of the town of Kaysville. Bishop Kay had received a call to lead the colonization at Carson City, Nevada so was forced to sell his fine home and farm. In the spring of 1856, John moved his family to their new and permanent home. It was wonderful to again be among so many old friends and converts of Elder Woodruff. Some of them were the families of Edward Phillips, David Day, John Gaily, David Robins, Levi Roberts and others. John added a south wing onto the house, making a comfortable home for his family. He built barns, granary, and substantial out-buildings.

John was a participant in the 1857-1858 "Utah War" serving under officer Philemon Merrill. Whether John rode, marched into active duty or stayed home as part of the reserves is not known. We do know that during this time, John moved his family from Kaysville to Mountainville [now Alpine] after Brigham Young ordered that northern Mormon communities evacuate their towns and move south into Utah County to stay clear of the invading federal army. After the "Utah War," the Smith family returned to Kaysville, where their last child, Harriet Emily Smith, was born on 9 April 1857, although some family sources give her birthplace as Draper.

In Kaysville, the Smith family prospered and John was involved in sheep and cattle raising as well as church and community affairs. In addition to assisting his sons get their start in stock-raising, John welcomed and assisted two nephews who immigrated from England in getting their start in the stock-raising business as well. The Smith home was a hub of activity as it lay on the main road leading north to grazing land in Hooper and many travelers would stop to water their animals in Kay's Creek and stay at the Smith home.

John assisted materially in the building of the Kaysville and Layton Wards and he donated $500 towards the Kaysville Meeting House. He was for many years a counselor to Bishops Allen Taylor and Christopher Layton in the Kaysville Ward. In June 1897 he was ordained a Patriarch. He was a stockholder in the Barnes Banking Company and the Kaysville Co-op. On two separate occasions he donated $500 to LDS University (now LDS Business College) towards landscaping the grounds and for the establishment of a "theological library." On 29 April 1903, the University held a special ceremony honoring the Patriarch for his generous donations.

John's daughter Ellen, the second wife of John Quincy Knowlton, was widowed and left destitute with a family of eight children, seven girls and one boy. He built them a home on a piece of his property a block south of the old home. He cared for their needs and provided means for all to obtain a college education.

His daughter Elizabeth had not married and was devoted to the care of her parents. Jane died on 22 May 1888 at Kaysville. John Sivil Smith survived her for sixteen years, never losing interest in his holdings and his stock. He took great pride in having good horses, driving to Kaysville almost every day in a little one-horse buggy. When he was past ninety years he broke a beautiful three-year old bay mare. His great-grandson, Mark Funk, shares the story of John Sivil Smith's death, "On the top of his house was a round cupola with windows all the way around and he had land way out round about. He'd go up there and watch his livestock. Still able to ride a horse at age ninety-six, he looked out the window one day in the winter of 1809 and saw a cow that was floundering in a snow drift. So he got on his horse and rode out to rescue the cow, but he fell off his horse and couldn't get up. Nobody knew he was there and he was exposed to the cold and got pneumonia." Alert and active to the last, he was confined to his bed only a short time. His doctor prescribed a little whiskey to improve the action of his heart. This he flatly refused, saying he had promised the Lord years before that he would not touch liquor in any form. John Sivil Smith died on 12 February 1905, and was buried at Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah.

Discussion

No evidence has been found for any wife other than Jane Wadley; no civil records, photographs, diaries, nor any mention anywhere other than one extract from LDS membership records. The other wives formerly attached to John Sivil Smith may have been the result of a mixup with another John Smith. Unless proof of other marriages is found, please do not re-attach these wives to this John Sivil Smith.

Sources

  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 230
  • Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1167
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 124619
  • John Sivel Smith, A Brief History of His Life, written by a granddaughter, Mary Smith Steed Porter, May 1957
  • Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848. Name: John Sivel Smith; Gender: Male; Relationship to Primary Person: Self (Head); Father: William Smith; Mother: Mary Sivel; Birth Date: 10 Mar 1809; Alternate Birth Dates: Mar 10, 1810; Birth Place: Redmarley, Worcestershire, England; Death Date: 12 Feb 1905; Alternate Death Dates: Feb 13, 1905; Death Place: Kaysville, Davis, Utah, USA; Burial Date: 19 Feb 1905; Burial Place: Kaysville, Davis, Utah, USA; Residences: Salt Lake County, Utah, USA; 1850; LDS Church Ordinance Data: Baptism Date: May 17, 1840 Officiator: Wilford Woodruff Ordained Seventy Date: 1852 Ordained Patriarch Date: 1896 Officiator: Joseph F. Smith; LDS Temple Ordinance Data: Endowment Date: March 8, 1852 Sealed to Spouse Date: November 28, 1855 Sealed to Spouse Date: July 5, 1862 Temple: Endowment House, Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Vocations: Wagon Maker, 1850 Farmer; Comments: In 1850 John had a household of nine, a real wealth of $400. Comments: #21. John came to Utah with the William Snow company. Comments: #31. John, a Patriarch, became converted to "Mormonism," he, together with his wife were baptized. He left England with his family May 12, 1841, crossing the Atlantic in the ship "Harmony." After spending six weeks on the water they landed at Quebec, Canada, whence they went by team to Montreal, and crossed the lake to Kirtland, Ohio, which they reached in July. Brother Smith, obtaining employment, earned a team and traveled with his family to La Harpe, Illinois, after staying at Kirtland about sixteen months. One daughter was born to him at Kirtland February 17, 1842, and two daughters at Camp Creek, Illinois, where Brother Smith rented a farm. In the spring of 1846 they started west with the rest of the exiled Saints. Before the exodus Brother Smith participated in guarding Nauvoo and doing the duties of a Saint and citizen to the best of his ability. He was present when the Prophet Joseph Smith delivered his last address to the Nauvoo Legion, and he also attended the memorable meeting held at Nauvoo August 8, 1844, when the mantle of Joseph fell upon Brigham Young. After leaving Nauvoo with their five daughters, Brother and Sister Smith traveled to Mt. Pisgah, Iowa, and thence to Council Point, where one of their little daughters died at Cod Fish Lake. A son and a daughter were born at the Bluffs. Brother Smith left Council Bluffs with his family in the spring of 1850, and, crossing the plains in William Snow's company, arrived in the Valley October 3, 1850. They settled on Willow Creek (now Draper). Brother Smith was chosen as a president in the 55th Quorum of the Seventy in 1855. In 1856 he moved to Kays Ward (now Kaysville), where he bought out the holdings of Bishop Kay. During the winter of 1857-58 he participated in the Johnston army troubles, and during "the move" of 1858 he went as far south as Alpine, Utah county, where he remained with his family until peace was restored, when they returned to Kaysville. Here Brother Smith was chosen as second counselor to Bishop Allen Taylor, which position he held until the organization of the Davis stake in 1877. His wife died in May, 1888. Brother Smith was the father of eleven children. At his death he left seven children, 36 grandchildren, and 41 great grandchildren. He was faithful and true to the last and bore a faithful testimony to the divine mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his successors. Household Members: John Sivel Smith Self (Head); Jane Wadley Spouse; Annie Smith Child; Mary Wadley Smith Child; Ellen Smith Child; Elizabeth Wadley Smith Child; Sarah Jane Smith Child; John Sivel Smith Child; Eliza Maria Smith Child; William Charles Smith Child; Joseph Thomas Smith Child; George Michael Smith Child; Harriet Emily Smith Child; Sarah Harrison Spouse; Hannah Parks Spouse. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Original data: Black, Susan Easton, compiler. Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830–1848. 50 vols. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center, 1989. Private Donor.
  • Family Data Collection - Births. Name: John Sivel Smith; Father: William Smith; Mother: Mary Sivil; Birth Date: 10 Mar 1809; City: Red Marley; County: Worc; Country: England; Source Information: Edmund West, comp. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
  • Family Data Collection - Marriages. Name: John Sivel Smith; Spouse: Jane Wadley; Marriage Date (Day, Month, Year): 13 Feb 1838; City: Hill Farm. Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Marriages [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001.
  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Name: John Sivil Smith; Year: 1850; Age: 41; Estimated Birth Year: abt 1809; Place: Utah; Source Publication Code: 1132.9; Primary Immigrant: Smith, John Sivil; Source Bibliography: CARTER, KATE B., compiler State Central Company Historical Pamphlet. Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1950, pp. 396-455. Page: 444. Source Citation: Place: Utah; Year: 1850; Page Number: 444. Source Information: Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.
  • 1850 United States Federal Census. Name: John S Smith; Age: 42; Birth Year: abt 1808; Birthplace: England; Home in 1850: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory; Gender: Male; Family Number: 621; Household Members: John S Smith 42; Jane Smith 37; Anna Smith 12; Helen Smith 9; John Smith 8; James Smith 7; Elizabeth Smith 5; Thomas Smith 3; Eliza M Smith 1. Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: , Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory; Roll: M432_919; Page: 67A; Image: 137. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1860 United States Federal Census. Name: Jno S Smith; Age in 1860: 50; Birth Year: abt 1810; Birthplace: England; Home in 1860: Davis, Utah Territory; Gender: Male; Post Office: Kaysville; Household Members: Jno S Smith 50; Jane Smith 46; Anna Smith 18; Elizabeth Smith 15; Elizabeth T Smith 10; Wm C Smith 8; Joseph T Smith 7; Geo M Smith 6; Harriet E Smith 3; Wm Duffin 16; Norman Brown 28; Alice Brown 21; Ann E Brown 9/12. Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Davis, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1313; Page: 395; Image: 406; Family History Library Film: 805313. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  • 1870 United States Federal Census. Name: John S Smith; Age in 1870: 59; Birth Year: abt 1811; Birthplace: England; Home in 1870: Kaysville, Davis, Utah Territory; Race: White; Gender: Male; Post Office: Kaysville; Household Members: John S Smith 59; Jane Smith 55; Elizabeth Smith 25; William Smith 18; Joseph Smith 17; George Smith 15; Harriet Smith 13; Lydia Stevenson 11. Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Kaysville, Davis, Utah Territory; Roll: M593_1610; Page: 259B; Image: 523; Family History Library Film: 553109. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.
  • 1880 United States Federal Census. Name: John S. Smith; Age: 70; Birth Year: abt 1810; Birthplace: EnglandHome in 1880: Kaysville, Davis, Utah; Race: White; Gender: Male; Relation to Head of House: Self (Head); Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: Jane Smith; Father's Birthplace: England; Mother's Birthplace: England; Occupation: Farmer; Household Members: John S. Smith 70; Jane Smith 66; Elizabeth W. Smith 35; William C. Smith 28; Joseph T. Smith 27; George M. Smith 25; James Davis 25. Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Kaysville, Davis, Utah; Roll: 1336; Family History Film: 1255336; Page: 310B; Enumeration District: 016. Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966. Name: John Sivil Smith; Gender: Male; Age: 95; Birth Date: abt 1810; Death Date: 12 Feb 1905; Death County: Davis. State file number: 1905000479. Source Citation: Utah State Archives and Records Service; Salt Lake City, UT; Utah State Archives and Records Service; File Number #: 1905000479. Source Information: Ancestry.com. Utah Death Registers, 1847-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Bureau of Vital Statistics. Utah Death Index, 1847-1966. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Utah Department of Health.
  • Utah Cemetery Inventory. Name: John Sivel Smith; Birth Date: 10 Mar 1809; Birth Place: Worcestershire, England; Death Date: 19 Feb 1905; Burial Date: 26 February 1905; Cemetery: Kaysville City Cemetery; Source: Sexton Records / Grant; Grave Location: 3-17-B-8. Source Information: Utah State Historical Society, comp.. Utah Cemetery Inventory [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. Original data: Utah State Historical Society. Utah Cemetery Inventory. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: 2000.
  • Millennium File. Name: John Sivil Smith; Gender: Male; Birth Date: 10 Mar 1810; Birth Place: Red Morley, England; Death Date: 12 Feb 1905; Death Place: Kaysville, Davis, Utah, USA; Marriage Date: 13 Feb 1838; Father: William Smith; Mother: Mary Sivel; Spouse: Jane Wadley; Children: Eliza Maria Smith; George Michael Smith; Spouse Father: Thomas Michael Wadley; Spouse Mother: Jane Ennis. Source Information: Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.
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John Smith, Sr.'s Timeline

1809
March 10, 1809
Redmarley D'Abitot, then Worcestershire, present Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
March 26, 1809
Redmarley-D'Abit, Worcester, England
1830
January 6, 1830
Age 20
Much Marcle, Herefordshire, England
1838
February 13, 1838
Age 28
Dymock, then Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
1840
May 18, 1840
Age 31
Dymock, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
December 12, 1840
Age 31
Elderfields, Worc., , England
1842
February 17, 1842
Age 32
Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States
1844
October 6, 1844
Age 35
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
1846
April 13, 1846
Age 37
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
1848
April 6, 1848
Age 39
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States