Lot Smith

Lot Smith (1830-1892) was born 15 May 1830 in Williamstown, Oswego Co., New York. He was the son of William O. Smith and Rhoda Hough. He married Lydia Minerva McBride on 3 Jun. 1851 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory; participated in plural marriage. He interacted with Wilford Woodruff when serving as a major in the Mormon Battalion, and he corresponded with Wilford Woodruff regularly about the Church in Arizona Territory in the 1880s. He died 21 Jun. 1892 in Tuba City, Coconino Co., Arizona Territory.

Footnotes

Maj. Lot Smith (KWCT-LN6), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 27 Apr. 2022). Lot Smith, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/lot-smith, accessed 27 Apr. 2022). “Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959 / Book A, 1860 April 25-1894 April 27,” entry for Lot Smith, p. 12, image 18/160, CR 301 22; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 27 Apr. 2022). MaryAnnK (mary_ann_kirk@hotmail.com), “marriage record, Lydia Minerva McBride,” memories of Maj. Lot Smith (KWCT-LN6), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 27 Apr. 2022). "Maj Lot Smith” (1830-1892), memorial no. 23981985; Find A Grave (https://findagrave.com, accessed 27 Apr. 2022).

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  • Page 91

    Part of Journal (January 1886 – December 1892)

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    May 26, 1887 We were weighed & measured this morning Woodruff weighed 172 lbs measured 42 1/2 inches around the breast, 43 around the waist was was 5 feet 7 inches in highth F M Lyman weighed 245 lbs, 48 inches around the Breast, 44 around the waist, 6 feet 2 inches in highth John Henry Smith weighed 236 lbs, 44 inches around the breast 40 around the waist 6 feet 1/2 inch in highth We spent the day together vary plesantly in conversing upon ...
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    May 26, 1887 May 27, 1887 May 28, 1887 May 29, 1887 May 30, 1887 May 31, 1887 June 1, 1887
  • Page 135

    Part of Journal (January 1886 – December 1892)

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    January 11, 1888 ~ Wednesday Jan 11th 1888 I signed 12 Recommends I received 8 Letters. I [FIGURE] wrote 5 public Letters January 12, 1888 ~ Thursday 12 [FIGURE] I signed 10 Recommends, I receivd 8 Letters I wrote ^5^ Letters I met at the office a committee we talked over the Legislative Matters at 10 oclok I went to the farm & spent the night 3 Mils January 13, 1888 ~ Friday 13 I spent the day in ...
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    January 11, 1888 January 12, 1888 January 13, 1888 January 14, 1888 January 15, 1888 January 16, 1888
  • Page 116

    Part of Journal (January 1886 – December 1892)

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    Oct 101th 18807 Sat in council through the day we made the following Appropriation To C. J. Kemp $300 and to Bui^l^d school or Meeting House $300 K G Mazer $500, To Mary E Lightner $100 cash & $200 Tithing annually To Jacob Hamblin family $800. October 12, 1887 ~ Wednesday 12 signed 17 Recommends Received 13 Letters 10 public 3 private I wrote 10 public Letters I met with the Twelve ^[FIGURE]^ & Bishop ...
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    October 11, 1887 October 12, 1887 October 13, 1887 October 14, 1887 October 15, 1887
  • Page 291

    Part of Journal (January 1893 – April 1897)

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    During the month of January, 1880 I was at Sunset, Arizona, with Bro. Lot Smith and the brethren with him who were trying to es- tablish a branch of the United Order at that place. At this time the Government, through its of- ficers, was using every means in its power to enforce the Edmunds- Tucker anti-polygamy law with the evident intent on the part of the officers, to break us up as an organized community. Being away from President ...
  • Page 97

    Part of Journal (January 1886 – December 1892)

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    July 8, 1887 ~ Friday July 8, 1887 Wm Atkins called upon me to day Thermometer 110 [FIGURE] I received 1 Letter from Gilbert Greer and wrote a Letter to him in return I received 2 Letters from Jaques 1 from Miles P Romney I received a Telegram from G Q Cannon saying President Cannon Taylor was much improved in health which was vary glad to hear July 9, 1887 ~ Saturday ...
    Dates:
    July 8, 1887 July 9, 1887 July 10, 1887 July 11, 1887 July 12, 1887 July 13, 1887 July 14, 1887 July 15, 1887
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter from Diantha E. Smith, 17 January 1893

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    Tuba City, Coconino Co, Ariz. Jany, 17th 1893. President Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City Utah. Dear Brother: A matter of business here involves my own interests and those of my family to a very great extent, but which my circumstances will not permit me to attend to personally, and as I have few acquantances in Northern Utah, I therefore beg to engage your attention to this matter to the extent of entrusting it to some trustworthy person. The business referred to ...
    Dates:
    January 17, 1893
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Diantha E. Smith, 17 January 1893

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    above here and which was occupied by sister Mary and her family. The Administrator of Bro Smith's estate in Arizona caused all of these properties to be inventoried and in due course of law they will be sold and myself and family be thus rendered homeless, as I do not possess the means for buying this place. It is the desire of all the Saints in this vicinity to see there separate properties restored if possible to the respective wives of Bro Smith occupying them at the time of
  • Page 3

    Part of Letter from Diantha E. Smith, 17 January 1893

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    be mine too, I think, by the principles of right and Justice. If your views herein coincide with mine will you please get some one to find out the facts in regard to Bro Smith having or not having homesteaded in Utah. I am almost sure if he did at all the homestead right was located in Farmington, which must be in the Salt Lake Land District, and, if I am correct, the records will be easily accessible. Your kind attention to this request will place ...
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Alice A. Smith, 1 March 1893

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    to visit your sick daughter that I had the pleasure of conversing with you when you inquired about Willard's whereabouts and what he was intending to do. I stated to you his intention of fullfilling his mission to the Southern states to which he had been called about the time of his Fathers accident and ^he^ had ^asked and^ received permission ^after^ to wait ^his fathers death^ until spring. You replied "I had forgotten it," and then added Willard ought not to go on that mission but ought to take ...
  • Page 4

    Part of Letter from Alice A. Smith, 1 March 1893

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    There was some agreement made to that effect before this marriage either with her or her family as she is much attached to her home in Arizona. I should very much dislike to have him return to Arizona feeling as you do that his life would be in danger knowing as I do his bold fearless nature and the deep impression that his Fathers untimely end has made upon his mind I very much fear that he would would not take a wise and prudent course and I have ...