Abraham Owen Smoot

Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895) was born 17 Feb. 1815 in Kentucky. He was the son of George Smoot and Nancy Rowlett. He married Margaret T. Atkinson on 12 Nov. 1838 in Caldwell Co., Missouri; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 22 Mar. 1835 in Henry Co., Tennessee. He served with Wilford Woodruff as a missionary in the Southern States Mission in 1835 and 1836. He died 6 Mar. 1895 in Provo, Utah Co., Utah Territory.


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    was presented to us for an example {O God stay thy hand and judgment on Kirtland O Wilford remember this warning escape judgment lest thou fall O God save me for Christ's sake} Spent the past week in school in the Lords house December 18, 1836 ~ Sunday 18 Sunday I went up to the house of the Lord to worship Sermon delivered by Elder William Smith Elder Joseph Young administered the sacrament President Joseph Smith jr solumnized the rights of ...
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    December 27, 1836 ~ Tuesday Dec 27th Met at the house of the Lord at candle light with the quorum of the Seventies their was about one hundred Elders of Israel Presant of 1, 2, & 3rd Seventy it is expected the Seventies will meet every tuesday evening through the winter for the Purpose of worshiping God & sanctifying themselves before him. Elder Smoot was again taken sick December 28, 1836 ~ Wednesday to December 31, 1836 ~ Saturday 28. 29. 30 & 31st was ...
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    Joseph uttered the feelings of his soul in pain while viewing the poverty & afflictions of Ephraim or the Saints in Kirtland at least that fals brethren should be whited walls [Acts 23:3] & bring perrils upon the Saints. Joseph is as a father to Ephraim & to all Israel in these last days, he mourns because of unbelief & the negligence manifest with ma ny who have receieved the gospel in obeying the commands of God he fears lest ^but^ few ...
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    long mission I conclude it best to take my family with ^me^ according to the Council of the Twelve so this day is spent settleing accounts taking inventoriey of Goods and Chatels left, packing up goods, recieving letters, bid[d]ing friends farewell blessing the Saints, which continued untill midnight [FIGURE] At 12 oclok at night in company with Mrs Wood- ruff, Br A. O. Smoot, Sisters Smoot, and Hannah Ells, we walked to the Temple of the Lord in Nauvoo ...
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    January 7, 1837 ~ Saturday Jan 6 [7]. Wrote a Letter to Brother Asahel H Woodruff January 8, 1837 ~ Sunday 8. Sunday went up to the house of the Lord to worship we had an interesting meeting. their was about fifteen hundred people assembled their was two discourses deliver'd from the Aaronic Priesthood one from coun cellor Knight & the other from Priest Willey Priest Willey had much of the spirit of ...
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    January 16, 1837 ~ Monday Jan 16th Elder Abram O Smoot was again attacked by the destroyer which brought him upon a bed of Great disstress We immediately called upon the Elders of the Church. Viz. Elders O Hide & E ^H C^ Kimble of the twelve & B. Nobles, M. Holmes, & myself of the first Seventy We prayed with & for him & lade hands upon him according to the scriptures & he was immediately healed of his ...
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    January 23, 1837 ~ Monday Jan 23rd As Elder Abram O Smoot hath been much out of health since he hath been in Kirtland he desired to return home into the south country to spend the winter in a warm climate with his friends. I accom panied him to father smiths to officeate in the office of a scribe while he receieved his Patriarchal blessing. Accordingly the Patriarch JOSEPH SMITH sen Pronounced his blessing upon his head in the name of the LORD & I wrote ...
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    I also wrote a Letter to Elder Milton Holmes. spent the night at Capt B Coombs January 4, 1838 ~ Thursday Jan 4. I wrote a Letter to Aphek Woodruff in farmington Cont January 5, 1838 ~ Friday 5. I wrote a Letter to Asahel Woodruff. I rode in a wherry across the Bay in company with Mrs Woodruff & spent the night with Mr Thomas Arey 1st wrote a letter to
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    January 1, 1839 ~ Tuesday JAN. 1st 1839. As I am now labouring with my hands for a temporal support for a season I shall not keep a daily Journal for a short time but merely note such things as I may deem necessary. During the last two days I have been repairing a grist mill 10 January 20, 1839 ~ Sunday 20th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Father Carter of Maine. I have spent this month at hard labour I have not as yet seen any of ...
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    concerning the case of Brother Brewster I was one that opposed his ordination & I was much surprised that both the chairman & clerk did not do the same instead of urging it forward for Br Brewster maintained the same principle & possessed the same spirit for which he was cut off from the church in Kirtland by the high council & even in this case he came forward & demanded the High & Holy priesthood at our hands in the in the name of Jesus Christ I did not consider this to be ...