Abraham Owen Smoot[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Male 1815 - 1895  (80 years)


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  • Name Abraham Owen Smoot 
    Born 17 Feb 1815  Owenton, Owen, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptized (LDS) 27 Mar 1835 
    Endowed (LDS) 18 Dec 1845  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Pottawattamie, Pottawattamie, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 1846/1847  Winter Quarters Ward No. 14, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Died 6 Mar 1895  Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27596  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2007 

    Father George Washington Smoot 
    Mother Nancy Ann Rowlett 
    Sealed P (LDS) 22 Oct 1993  ALBER Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sarah Gibbons,   b. 20 Oct 1800, Cumberland, Harlan, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 9 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13932  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Margaret Thompson McMeans,   b. 16 Apr 1809, , Chester, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1884, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 11 Nov 1838  Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 19 Feb 1988  PROVO Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
     1. Hyrum Smoot,   b. 1843,   d. 19 Jan 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. William Cockran A. Smoot,   b. 30 Jan 1828, , Roane, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1920  (Age 92 years)
    Family ID F17003  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Almira Emily Hill,   b. 25 Nov 1815, Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1882, Provo, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 9 Jan 1846  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11751  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Diana Tanner Eldridge,   b. 28 Mar 1837, Warren, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1914  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 6 May 1855 
    Family ID F7599  Group Sheet

    Family 5 Annie Kristine Morrison 
    Family ID F17004  Group Sheet

    Family 6 Elizabeth Rogers 
    Family ID F17005  Group Sheet

    Family 7 Hannah Caroline Rogers,   b. 26 Mar 1827, Dunkirk, Chautauqua, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1915, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1886 
    Family ID F7200  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Nov 1838 - Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jan 1846 - Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1846/1847 - Winter Quarters Ward No. 14, Winter Quarters (Florence), Douglas, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • PROPERTY:
      Nauvoo , Block 11, lOT 1 & 4
      Block 78, Lot 1
      Block 56, Lot 1
      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register p 26
      High Priest p 126
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 40, pp 430- 438
      Record of Baptisms for the Dead, by Black and Black, Vol 6, pp 3405-3406

      HISTORY:
      LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, pp 485-487
      "Writings" diskette code: SMOOA15A.P Autobiography 8 pages
      SMOOA15B.TH Thesis "Pioneer Mormon Leader" 191 pages

      OTHER SOURCES:
      "A Testament of His Life-Abraham Owen Smoot" by Loretta D Nixon and L Douglas Smoot
      Book in the Land and Records Libray

      Name transcribed from Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848. Taken from a variety of historical sources. They are not complete, and because of the difficulty reading handwriting, may not be entirely accurate. Most of the lists seem to be from the winter of 1846 - 47, but some are from later. In addition, people often moved to better housing, thus changing wards. Sources for these lists are: bishop's reports, high council meeting minutes, tithing records, and 'census' reports of widow, soldier's wives and other unassigned members of wards. The original records are available at the Historical Department, Archives Division, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Utah.

      Note: Stated in record above; "5 in the family, gone to Missouri for provisions, bishop"

      Name transcribed from the Iowa Branches Members Index 1839 - 1859, Volumes I & II by Ronald G. Watt. Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991. Copyright by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      Note: Stated in record above, "Priesthood: Bishop, 24 July 1846, V. 1 p. 4"

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Book - Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, 7 vols., Black, Susan Easton, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602), , by Black and Black, Vol 6, pp 3405-3406.

    2. [S61] LDS - High Priests, Nauvoo and Salt Lake, p 126.

    3. [S58] Book - LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4 vols, Jenson, Andrew, (Andrew Jenson History Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, 1901), , pp 485-487.

    4. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 40, pp 430- 438.

    5. [S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), p 26.

    6. [S101] Database - Writings of Early Latter-day Saints and their Contemporaries, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, History.
      Four Faith Promoting Classics. Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1968. 17-31.
      Writings of Early Latter-day Saints and Their Contemporaries, part one

    7. [S101] Database - Writings of Early Latter-day Saints and their Contemporaries, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, Biography.
      C. E. Berlin, thesis, BYU, 1955

    8. [S492] Internet Link - "A Room of Round Logs with a Dirt Roof: Ute Perkins' Stewardship to Look after Mormon Battalion Families, Eugene H. Perkins and Waldo C. Perkins, (Mormon Historical Studies, Vol 1, No. 1, Spring 2000), Mormon Historical Studies, Spring 2000, p. 61-72.

    9. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

    10. [S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

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    12. [S3] LDS - Iowa Branches Members Index 1829 - 1859, Volumes I and II, Watt, Ronald G., (Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1991,).

    13. [S39] Book - Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848, Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    14. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.