Jesse Nathaniel Smith

Jesse Nathaniel Smith (1834-1906) was born 2 Dec. 1834 in Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., New York. He was the son of Silas Smith and Mary Aikens. He married Emma Seraphine West on 13 May 1852 in Parowan, Iron Co., Utah Territory; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 13 Aug. 1843. He spoke at church meetings that Wilford Woodruff attended between 1864 and 1889, and he corresponded with Wilford Woodruff regularly on the affairs of the Church in the Snowflake Stake in Arizona Territory. He died 5 Jun. 1906 in Snowflake, Navajo Co., Arizona Territory.

Footnotes

Jesse Nathaniel Smith (KWCX-4KH), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Apr. 2022). Jesse Nathaniel Smith, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/jesse-nathaniel-smith, accessed 30 Apr. 2022). “Jesse N. Smith autobiographical sketch, circa 1884,” MS 16798; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 30 Apr. 2022). Deseret Evening News, “Jesse N. Smith Called by Death” (Salt Lake City, Utah), 6 Jun. 1906, p. 1; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 30 Apr. 2022). “Jesse Nathaniel Smith Sr.” (1834-1906), memorial no. 19435635; Find A Grave (https://findagrave.com, accessed 30 Apr. 2022).

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    Part of Letter to John Taylor and Council, 9 October 1879

    Excerpt:
    W. Woodruff Jesse N. Smith St John County Oct 9 [18]79 [upside down text] President John Taylor [end upside down text] Sunset Oct 9. 1879 To President John Taylor and Council Dear Brethren A few days ago I sent a let- ter to Bro Erastus Snow sug- gesting the importance of having a company in Utah to ^come^ and buy out St. John. Since that time, in conversation with Bro Jesse N. Smith, I learn that the St ...
    Dates:
    October 9, 1897
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor and Council, 9 October 1879

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    market in this region including Forts Wingate and Apache and securing an extensive Cattle range this region where bottom grass is so Scarce There would be nothing but the gov- ernment price of the land required We have at present ^we have^ but one man Bro F. L. Greer to occupy this extensive field. He fully beleives that grain can be raised without irrigation upon those bottoms where the water is near the surface and breaks forth in small springs in many places. Bro Greer also thinks that an ...
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    Part of Letter from Eliza Snow Smith Rogers, 5 March 1897

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    Now we have lived here eighteen years and no prospect to better our condition. What shall we do? If you could give us something to do somewhere else I would be glad I am Jesse N Smith's daughter and my parents are here. But I would be willing to go any- where to save my daughter. Smith, and his two bothers, have worked together ever since their parents died. But there has not been the best of feeling all the time, and we have many a time wished we ...
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    Part of Letter from George B. Gardner, 4 September 1894

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    IF NOT DELIVERED IN 10 DAYS RETURN TO P. O. BOX B, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Jesse N. Smith, Esq. Snowflake, Apache Co. Ariz.
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    Part of Letter from George B. Gardner, 4 September 1894

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    OFFICE OF The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints P. O. Box B. Salt Lake City, Utah. Oct. 18, 1894. Prest. Jesse N. Smith, Snowflake. Dear Brother:- I enclose a letter from Elder G. B. Gardner, of Woodruff, asking that a deed for his land at that place be given him. The first Presidency instruct me to say to you that they consent to his request being granted. Will you kindly return me his ...
    Dates:
    October 18, 1894
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    Part of Letter to Brigham Young Jr, 7 February 1884

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    to do justice to my correspon- dence but I will do the best I can. I mention this so you may not think that I intentionally neglected to answer your letters, for I am deeply interested in your letters and mission. I received a letter a few days since from Br. Mc Donald and one from Jesse N. Smith -- both were inter- esting. I am pleased to hear of the young men who are willing to prepare themsel- ves for a mission to the Lamanites; for personally I would much ...
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor, 13 January 1880

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    aries at the meadows are holding from 3 to 4 claims each. We have but few men at St John as yet I am turning in the emigration as far as I can those that I can get to go there but a good deal of the emigration have other places designated to go. I appoi- nted Bro. R. Allred to assist Bro Tenney in delivering out the land to the emigration as they come. I also appointed or recommended Bro. Allred to take charge of the meetings ...