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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    Part of Letter to Lot Smith, 13 September 1887

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    Sept 13th [188]7. Elder Lot Smith Mormon Dairy, Yavapai Co. A. T. Dear Brother: I received your letter of August 25th, which I read with much interest. Now Brother Lot, when you get this I want you to sit down and answer me the following questions: Give me the names of the committee who settled with you. Have you got through with the settlement? What has it left you? Do you own the Dairy or any of it? If so, how much? Do ...
    Dates:
    September 13, 1887
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    Part of Letter to Lot Smith, 13 September 1887

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    My health is pretty good, but I am somewhat busy these days. Give my love to your family. I would like to know how your health is. I have one of your old companions with me who drives me out nights where I go and guards &c—Brother Samuel Bateman—and he wants the remembered to you. Brother Lot, you have some friends left, George Q. Cannon, Joseph F. Smith and W. Woodruff and many others are your friends and dont feel disposed to kill you ...
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    Part of Letter to Bushman, 17 September 1887

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    Sept 17th [188]7 Brother Bushman. St Joseph, Apache Co. Arizona Dear Brother: I have made careful enquiry concerning the settlement with Brother Lot Smith by the committee. I have been informed that you are the Chairman of the committee. It has been reported to me that twice the settlement with Lot that the sub committee are not satisfied and want to settle over again. I do not know how this is, but I think one settlement with him ought to be sufficient. I Fear also that ...
    Dates:
    September 17, 1887
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    Part of Letter to David K. Udall, 17 September 1887

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    Sept 17th [188]7 President David K. Udall St John's, Apache Co. Arizona. Dear Brother: I have made some enquiry about the settlement with Lot Smith's by the committee. I have been informed that Brother Bushman requires him to vent the brand on his cattle; this is all wrong. No man should vent the brand on his own cattle. His idea has been carried to me that the Sub Committee want to settle with him over again, my opinion is that one settlement with a man, do able ...
    Dates:
    September 17, 1887
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    Part of Letter to Bushman, 17 September 1887

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    have the brand that his stock are branded with. He ought to have that, I think it is due him. He might pay if the committee consider it necessary, but he certainly ought to have it. I myself, do not think that any man that went into that order and left it took any less stock or property than what he put in, and I think, generally, more. Whatever increase of property there was in that order I am satisfied that Lot Smith was the main instrument in making it. I was with him two ...
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    Part of Letter to David K. Udall, 17 September 1887

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    Hay, Wheat and Lucerne. He was at work on the water ditches, and the raggedest man in Camp. I dont believe there was a man went into the order but what took away with him when he left, more than he took there. There has been a great deal of prejudice against him from quarters where it ought not to be expected. He has got his imperfections and some of them strange ones; but he should not be persecuted. He went to that country under the counsel of President Brigham Young and he has done the best he ...
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    Part of Letter to Bushman, 17 September 1887

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    If the committee have settled with him, they ought to let it rest. If they have not settled with him they ought to do so upon just principles. I realize he has imperfections, and some he ought to get rid of, as well as the rest of us. I wish you would write to me and tell me if the committee have settled with him. If not, what is yet to be done? My health is good, all is peace and quietude with us as far as the times will admit. I ...
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    Part of Letter to John Bushman, 25 November 1887

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    Salt Lake City, Nov. 25/1887 John Bushman Dear Brother—I received your letter of Nov. 18 [18]87. I also received one about the same time from Bro. Nielson In reply to all these matters, I will say, I would like a settlement made with Lot Smith, upon some terms, and have it stay settled. I realize as well as any man can, about the temperament of Lot Smith. I wrote him what perhaps he would call a very severe letter. I have not heard from him since. I know he ...
    Dates:
    November 25, 1887
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    Part of Letter to John Bushman, 25 November 1887

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    Bro Smith's course with men is not calculated to gain friendship; but Pres. Young sent Lot Smith to Arizona to establish and carry out the United Order, and he has tried to do it, and I feel to sustain him in the matter in all that is right. You will seee by the press that light- ning has struck us, and the marshall has taken possession of our temple block, Tithing office, Historians ...