Sarah Hook Smuin

Sarah Hook Smuin

History was taken from Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Vol. IV, S to Z, International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Printed by Publishers Press, copyright 1998, page 2856. Shirley Ellen Blackmer Tyler found and contributed this history.

Sarah was born in England in 1816. When she was twenty-one years old she married Thomas Smuin on 9 July 1837 in Radley, Berkshire, England. They were the parents of six children; four girls and two boys.

Sarah’s children had all come to America before her and her husband. Sarah’s son sent her the money for them to come.

When she was fifty-two years old Sarah and her husband, Thomas, sailed from England, July 14, 1868, on the steamship “Colorado, taking just two weeks to reach New York. They came by railroad to Benton, Wyoming then joined the Molen Wagon Company and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on September 2, 1868.

The went to Kaysville to live with their daughter, Eliza Clark, where Sarah passed away on 11 August 1877, at the age of sixty-one.

Birth Date: 5 Sep 1816, Sutton County, Berkshire, England
Parents: Richard Hook and Mary Treadwell
Spouse: Thomas Smuin
Married: 9 July 1837, Radley, Berkshire, England
Death: 11 Aug 1877, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah
Death Spouse: 26 October 1888, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah


    Maria                21 Jun 1838
    Eliza (Clark)        6 Jan 1840
    Matilda              7 Sep 1841
    Rachel               6 May 1844
    David                8 Sep 1848
    Thomas Hyrum     5 Jul 1851

Note: Family Group Records have the births of 3 more children and some of the dates are different than what was listed in the publication above.

Maria Smuin:
b. 21 Jun 1838, St. Helen, Abingdon, Berkshire, England
c. 22 Jul 1838, Radley, Berkshire, England
d. 15 Dec 1839

Eliza Smuin:
b. Jan 1840, Abingdon, Berkshire, England
c. 2 Feb 1840 Radley, Berkshire, England
m. 27 Oct 1861, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah to Michael Clark
d. 8 Sep 1904, Kaysville, Davis, Utah
bur. 10 Sep 1904, Kaysville, Davis, Utah

Matilda Smuin:
b. 6 Sep 1841, Tennop, Berkshire, England
c. 10 Oct 1841, Radley, Berkshire, England
m. . . . to John Jacob Schlaug
d. 4 Nov. 1895, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
bur. 7 Nov 1895, Vernal Memorial, Uintah, Utah

Rachel Smuin:
b. 6 May 1844, Abingdon, Berkshire, England
c. 9 Jun 1844, Radley, Berkshire, England
m. 11 Mar 1864, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah to Henry Dittmore
d. 8 May 1908, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah
bur. 11 May 1908, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah

Thomas Hyrum Smuin:
b. 6 Jul 1846, Abingdon, Berkshire, England
m. 1873, Oxford, Bannack, Idaho to Martha Marinda Cox
d. 19 Mar 1909, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
bur. 22 Mar 1909, Vernal, Uintah, Utah

George Smuin:
b. 1846, Abingdon, Berkshire, England

David Smuin:
b. 6 Sep 1848, Abingdon, Berkshire, England
m. 1866, Finchley, Middlesex, England to Jane Symons
d. 26 Aug 1911, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
bur. 28 Aug 1911, Vernal Memorial, Uintah, Utah

Maria Smuin:
b. abt 1850

Sarah Ann Smuin:
b. 7 Dec 1854, Abingdon, Berkshire, England
d. 30 Apr 1855, . . ., England

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