The Shemwell Family

Silas SmithAge: 70 years18221892

Silas Smith
Given names
Birth June 6, 1822 49 36
Death of a paternal grandfatherAsahel Smith
October 31, 1830 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 9 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City -
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 13 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Duty
May 27, 1836 (Age 13 years)
MarriageElizabeth OrtonView this family
February 9, 1844 (Age 21 years)

Birth of a son
#1Silas Marion Smith
April 17, 1845 (Age 22 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Schellenger
October 14, 1846 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Julia Elizabeth Smith
July 29, 1847 (Age 25 years)
Death of a fatherAsahel Smith Jr.
July 21, 1848 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 23 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Birth of a son
#3Frederick Asael Smith
January 24, 1850 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Mary Jane Smith
June 17, 1853 (Age 31 years)
MarriageSarah OrtonView this family
February 9, 1858 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#5Prince Henry Smith
October 20, 1858 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#6Prince William Smith
August 2, 1859 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 34 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Birth of a son
#7Franklin D Smith
December 29, 1862 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Vienna Smith
June 16, 1864 (Age 42 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 38 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Birth of a son
#9Elias Smith
May 16, 1867 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 44 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 44 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a daughter
#10Martha Eliza Smith
October 8, 1869 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 46 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Birth of a son
#11Alonzo Smith
April 5, 1871 (Age 48 years)
Death of a daughterVienna Smith
August 17, 1874 (Age 52 years)
Death of a daughterJulia Elizabeth Smith
October 28, 1878 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 55 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Death June 11, 1892 (Age 70 years)
Last change April 24, 201919:00:17

by: Brian Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Asahel Smith Jr.
Birth: May 21, 1773 29 29Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Death: July 21, 1848Iowaville, Wapello, Iowa, United States
Elizabeth Schellenger
Birth: December 1, 1785Chatham, Hartford, Harford, Connecticut, United States
Death: October 14, 1846Wapello, Iowa, United States
Marriage: March 21, 1802Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States
20 years
Family with Elizabeth Orton - View this family
Marriage: February 9, 1844
14 months
Silas Marion Smith
Birth: April 17, 1845 22 18Nashville, Lee, Iowa, United States
Death: October 20, 1898Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
2 years
Julia Elizabeth Smith
Birth: July 29, 1847 25 21Kanesville, Iowa, Iowa, United States
Death: October 28, 1878Leamington, Millard, Utah, United States
3 years
Frederick Asael Smith
Birth: January 24, 1850 27 23Kanesville, Iowa, Iowa, United States
3 years
Mary Jane Smith
Birth: June 17, 1853 31 27Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
Death: January 5, 1917Spring Glen, Carbon, Utah, United States
5 years
Prince Henry Smith
Birth: October 20, 1858 36 32Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
Death: November 28, 1912Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah, United States
4 years
18 months
Vienna Smith
Birth: June 16, 1864 42 38Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
Death: August 17, 1874Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
5 years
Martha Eliza Smith
Birth: October 8, 1869 47 43Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States
Death: July 19, 1956Price, Carbon, Utah, United States
Family with Sarah Orton - View this family
Sarah Orton
Birth: May 12, 1830Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
Death: December 1, 1912Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States
Marriage: February 9, 1858Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
18 months
Prince William Smith
Birth: August 2, 1859 37 29Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
Death: November 16, 1909Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States
8 years
Elias Smith
Birth: May 16, 1867 44 37Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States
Death: September 18, 1942Afton, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States
4 years
Alonzo Smith
Birth: April 5, 1871 48 40Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States
Death: January 24, 1916Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States

Silas Smith has 10 first cousins recorded

Father's family (10)

Parents Joseph Smith + Lucy Mack
2Alvin Smith17981823
3Hyrum Smith18001844
4Sophronia Smith18031876
5Joseph Smith Jr.18051844
7William Smith18111893
8Katherine Smith18131900
9Don Carlos Smith18161841
10Lucy Smith18211882

Mother's family (0)