Historical records matching James Smithies
About James Smithies
(son of Richard Smithies and Mary Robinson of Downham, Lancastershire, England). Born October 29, 1807, at Downham; pioneer September, 1847, George B. Wallace company, a part of Daniel Spencer’s 100.
Married: Nancy Knowles in Lancastershire, England. (daughter of Robert Knowles and Ann Parker of Downham, England, pioneers September, 1847, George B. Wallace company). She was born August 2, 1809.
Mary born October 7, 1836, married Heber C. Kimball; Robert born October 6, 1839, married Elizabeth Scott; Joseph Richard born May 31, 1842; James A. born October 11, 1845; Sarah E. born July 5, 1847, married Ephraim Scott; Alice A. born December 6, 1850, married Nelson Beebe.
Family home Salt Lake City. Married: Hannah Crowther 1857, Salt Lake City.
Joseph Heber born August 9, 1867; Elizabeth born September 29, 1859; John James born March 6, 1862; Miriam born April 23, 1865; Leah born May 11, 1868; Lucy born October 12, 1870; Melvina born November 27, 1872.
Member 13th quorum seventies; organized the first choir in Salt Lake City. Farmer. Died June 26, 1882, at Salt Lake City. Sources:
Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1171