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.


Abraham Owen Smoot (1815-1895), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Jun. 2022). Abraham Owen Smoot, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/abraham-owen-smoot, accessed 6 Jun. 2022). “Abraham Owen Smoot” (1815-1895), memorial no. 24027333; Find A Grave (https://findagrave.com, accessed 21 Jun. 2022). 1850 U.S. Census, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 58, Abraham O. Smoot; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 Jun. 2022). "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 Jun. 2022); George Smoote and Nancy Rowlet, marriage, 27 Apr. 1805, Franklin Co., Kentucky; citing Franklin Co., Kentucky, Clerk of the County Court, “Marriage Records, 1795-1954,” image 697/1275; DGS 5552485. "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 16 Jun. 2022); Abram O. Smoot and Margaret T Atkinson, 12 Nov. 1838, Caldwell Co., Missouri; citing Caldwell Co., Missouri, Record's Office, “Marriage Records Index 1860-1886 Vol. A-C,” image 24/246; DGS 7425248. Gloria Ruth Goodman Andrus, To Luella and Ed with love: a history of Luella Hall and Edward Rothlisberget (Rexburg, Idaho: Rothlisberger Family Association, 1991), p. 33-40; digital images, Internet Archive (https://archive.org/, accessed 20 Jun. 2022). Salt Lake Herald Republican, “Death of A. O. Smoot” (Salt Lake City, Utah Territory), 7 Mar. 1895, p. 8; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 21 Jun. 2022).

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    June 16, 1836 ~ Thursday June 16 Rode to Paducah Mccracken Co KY Preached at night at the court house to an attentive congregation. Spent the night with Priest Isaiah Benton distance 10 m[iles] June 17, 1836 ~ Friday 17 Rode to William J Hodges 10 miles June 18, 1836 ~ Saturday 18 Preached at the Public meeting house June 19, 1836 ~ Sunday 19 Sunday Preached at the meeting house Priest Benton spoke
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    June 29, 1836 ~ Wednesday June 29th Preached at Mr McKinzie's held a dabate with a Baptist Priest after meeting & selling a Book of Mormon to McKinzies we Rode to Mr David Criders [in] Gibson Co Ten 7 m[iles] June 30, 1836 ~ Thursday 30. Spent the day at Mr Criders I {and Brothers Smoot and Clapp went to the woods to pray the power of God sat on us ...
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    July 9, 1836 ~ Saturday July 9th Arose refreshed in some degree & rode to Boydsville from thence to Taropen whare I found Br Boydstun with the church & I perused the 7th No of the M & Ad {Distance of the day} 25 miles July 10, 1836 ~ Sunday 10 Sunday held a meeting with the Taropen branch & communed with the Saints at Br Clapp's then rode to Br Bradys whare ...
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    July 28, 1836 ~ Thursday July 28 We herd that a mob was intending to come against us on Saturday & Sunday July 29, 1836 ~ Friday 29 Rode to Trenton Gibson County Tenn & returned. 14 m[iles] July 30, 1836 ~ Saturday 30 Saturday Preached at David Criders on the Book {of} Mormon July 31, 1836 ~ Sunday 31st Sunday Preached at David Criders to a large congre- gation & no mobing manifest but I baptized ...
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    August 9, 1836 ~ Tuesday Aug 9 Wrote a Letter to Br David Crider & rode a hors of Brother Murphys in company with Elder Smoot to Taropen Caloway County KY. distance of the day 25 miles August 10, 1836 ~ Wednesday 10 Rode to Bloody & Rode Wrote a Letter to BrWest 20 m[iles] August 11, 1836 ~ Thursday 11 Rode to John Gainer's Whare I had ...
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    August 18, 1836 ~ Thursday Aug 18 Spent the day at Br Murphys Writing August 19, 1836 ~ Friday 19 Left Br Murphys horse with him walked to Mr Alexander's distance of the day 4 miles August 20, 1836 ~ Saturday 20 I sat under the Preaching of Elder Patten at Mr Alexanders after meeting Mr Alexander & his wife came forward for Baptism which was administered unto them by Elder Patten after Baptism ...
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    August 29, 1836 ~ Monday Aug 29 Walked to Br Smiths & was in company with Elders Smoot & Cathcart at night we were unexpectedly called upon to go to Joseph Chumbley to have an interview with President Thomas B Marsh who came in company with councellor Groves by order of the High Council of Zion to visit the Church in the South to loan ^Borrow^ monies to purchase lands in Zion We had a spiritual interview ...
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    Arose & stated that one by the name of Henry Thomas had been added since the last conference none expeld this branch is strong in faith & grows in grace. Priest Clapp represents the Taropen Branch & stated that one by the name of Lewis Allen had been added since the last conference none expeled this branch growing in grace with their faces set Zion Ward— Elder A. O. Smoot represents the Blood River ...
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    December 15, 1839 ~ Sunday Dec 15th Sunday I spent the day with the saints in the Columbian Hall No 263 Grand st & Preached in the fore part of the day, & Elder Taylor Preached in the afternoon, & P P Pratt Preached in the evening. I spent the night with Br Taylor at Br Holmes December 16, 1839 ~ Monday 16th I went on board the Packet ship Oxford & engaged my Passage to Liverpool to sail on the 19th ...
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    December 23, 1843 ~ Saturday [FIGURES] 23rd Saturday I arose in the morning quite unwell. I walked with Mrs Woodruff to President Smiths I met with the quorum through the day Mrs Woodruff & several other sisters were present. Br & sister Morley &c ^O Pratt Sisters Lot Fanny Murry P. W. Woodruff Batsheba W. Smith Sister O. Spencer Sister Phelps ...