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Nancy Ann Knowles Smithies

August 2, 1809–March 3, 1883

Born at Chaigley, Lancashire, England; daughter of Ann Parker and Robert Knowles. Died at Salt Lake City. 1 (See Document 1.2, 1.11, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] Temple Records Index Bureau of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 91, Nancy Smithies. Church of England, Parish Church of Chipping (Lancashire), Bishop’s Transcripts for Chipping, 1678–1881, Ann Knowles, Sept. 3, 1809; from original manuscripts at Lancashire Record Office, Preston, England; FHL microfilm 1656769, FHL. Freeman J. Byington, James Smithies: A History (Logan, UT: FJ Byington, 1993), v. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Jan. 2012), Nancy Ann Knowles KWJW-TQR . 1880 U.S. census, Farmers Precinct, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, ED 54, p. 26, Ann Smithies, NARA. “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 145 (1883), Ann Smithies; database and images, (, accessed Apr. 2016); citing series 21866, from Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City. Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Jan. 2012), memorial no. 39124492, Nancy “Ann” Knowles Smithies; Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT.