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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    December 7, 1865 ~Thursday Dec 7, 1865 I packed away about 25 Bushels of Apples to day. sold 7 Bushels of spitzenburgh for $50. Paid A. O. Smoots clerk, toShetler, $100 Borrowed Money. Paid McCKean for U.S. taxes $20 per J. C. Little Borrowed $20 of Mitchel. I spent the Evening reading the Letters of O. Cowdry on the Early history of the Church December 8, 1865 ~ Friday 8. I spent the fore part of the day in the
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    Jan 1st 1866 and we all rode & called upon Orson Pratts family & spent a few moments with them we also rode through the city & called upon the Mayor A. O. Smoot & took some Home made wine with him we then called upon Govornor Durkee who greeted us with Great welcome we then went to Elder John Taylor's & took dinner with him there we separated. I spent the Evening at the Historians office writing the proced- ings ...
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    May 27, 1869 it was Hard to put him under the Influence of cloriform & hard to come out of it Presidt Young Came a short time But his leg was taken off when he got there. It has stoped Raining & cleared up to day I wrote a letter to Wilford [FIGURE] May 28, 1869 ~ Friday 278. [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to A. O. Smoot we got a letter from [FIGURE] Susan I went to the ...
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    July 3, 1869 ~ Saturday July 3rd 1869 I met with the school & Attended the circus in the Evening July 4, 1869 ~ Sunday 4. Sunday I Attended Meeting in the Tabernacle J W Cummings Prayed G Q Cannon spoke one Hour G A Smith 14 Minutes. Afternoon Prayer By G. Q. Cannon A sectarian Minister spoke 46 Minutes President Young followed him & spoke 48 Minutes He said one of the Greatest Blessings ...
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    July 17, 1869 of which their Father has laid Their Mother Emma Smith has Taught them lies concerning the work of their Father July 18, 1869 ~ Sunday 18. Sunday I attended Meeting in the Tabernacle D. H. Wells & A. O. Smoot spoke in the Forenoon & A Mr Tiffiny a Methodist Minister spoke in the Afternoon about one Hour followed by President Young 33 Minutes July 19, 1869 ~ Monday to ...
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    Sept 12 1869 We again Met at 1 oclok W Woodruff prayed G. A. Smith spoke 17 minutes G Q Cannon 20 W Woodruff 15 Minutes Names of Missionaries called were then read to the Assembly D H Wells spoke 11 M[inutes] F D Richards 8 & President Young 60 Minutes. At the close of the Meeting we drove to Ogden 22 M[inutes] I spent the night with Brother F D Richards & looked at the printed
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    Sept 18 1869 We had a rainy Afternoon we met in the Evening Prayer By Brother Cluff Joseph Youg spoke 5 Minutes W Woodruff 25, Brother Faust 40, A O Smoot 30. September 19, 1869 ~ Sunday 19. Sunday Met at at 10 oclock Joseph Yo[un]g Prayed G. A. Smith spoke 47 Minutes B Youg jr 16 President Young spoke 62 M[inutes] we had an intermission of 10 Minutes sacrament was then adm- ...
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    November 5, 1869 ~ Friday Nov 5, 1869 We drove to Pason Dined & drove to Provo 50 Mile I spent the night at Brother Smoots & Evening at Presidt Youngs November 6, 1869 ~ Saturday 6. Started at 6 oclok & drove to Salt Lake City 50 Miles [FIGURE] I received 3 letters from Azmon, son Wilford & Luther Wheeler November 7, 1869 ~ Sunday 7 ...
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    Nov 14, 1869 Sunday Afternoon Joseph Young spoke 50 M[inutes] & President B Young 35 I met with the presidency & Twelve for prayer & in the Evening I spoke at the 14 ward followed By G. Q. Cannon I read a portion of the Revelation on Celestial Marriage & had a good time November 15, 1869 ~ Monday 15 I went to the farm several rain & Hail storms during the day D H Wells gave ...
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    Dec 11, 1869 President Young said in relation to Joseph Smith return- ing the Plates of the Book of Mormon that He did not returne them to the Box from where He had Received But He went im a cave in the Hill Comoro with Oliver Cowdry & deposited those plates upon a table or shelf & in that room were deposited a large amount of gold plates containing sacred records & when they first visited that Room the