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 397

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 1, 1879 ~ Tuesday April 1, 1879 I assisted in placing the wool press in position April 2, 1879 ~ Wednesday 2nd It rained for the first time to day since I have been here John W Moved into his new store to day. I assisted him in Moving April 3, 1879 ~ Thursday 3. [FIGURE] I wrote one letter to Lot Smith I spent most of the day in moving goods into the New Store John W Young bought ...
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    April 1, 1879 April 2, 1879 April 3, 1879 April 4, 1879 April 5, 1879 April 6, 1879
  • Page 401

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 24, 1879 and there left the man & his effects we then drove to Turkey tanks & spent the night 25 Miles April 25, 1879 ~ Friday 25 We herd the wild Turkeys gobble around us before we were up but we saw none of them. We watched the tank an hour but none came to drink we drove 5 miles & John W left us & crossed the country on Horsback to find a new road. we saw some Anti- lope we drove to
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    April 25, 1879 April 26, 1879 April 27, 1879 April 28, 1879 April 29, 1879
  • Page 406

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    May 17, 188789 we crossed on the dam drove a mile to Sunset and Met Lot Smith who was the President of the Stake and I put up at one of his houses distance of the day 40 I was quite disappointed with the appearance of the country it is a wide open country the whole face of the Earth covered with rich nutricious Bunch grass suitable for any kind of stock and there is a thick growth of thrifty cotton wood timber a mile wide & 50 miles ...
    Dates:
    May 18, 1879
  • Page 407

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    May 19, 1879 ~ Monday May 19, 188179 [FIGURE] I wrote to day 8 Letters to McAllister ^4^ Bleak LB Phebe, Emma, Nellie, Asahel, Clara, Owen, Blanch & J Jaques May 20, 1879 ~ Tuesday 20 I wrote 4 Letters to day to McAllister LB & Bleak & Julia Spencer I sent to
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    May 19, 1879 May 20, 1879 May 21, 1879 May 22, 1879 May 23, 1879
  • Page 408

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    May 23, 1879 Bates son had charge of the Dairy After Dinner Br Bates and myself went out on horsback to view the country and see the Game. we soon saw the a Deer lying Down I shot at him The Ball just cleared his back we saw 15 Deer & 5 Turkies on our ride But caught Nothing I visited the Lake on the top of a high cone But it being a vary dry seen it was nearly Dryed up. The Game of the surrounding ...
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    May 24, 1879 May 25, 1879
  • Page 409

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    May 25 1879 ^Sunday^ Afternoon Br Orvill Bates spoke 25 M[inutes], Br Merrill 3 M[inutes] Br McLellin 5 M[inutes], Lot Smith 15, & W Woodruff 25 M[inutes] May 26, 1879 ~ Monday 26. I went out in company with Brother Merrill on horsback to view the country and hunt game we traveled some 12 miles viewed goosebury spring we passed through good forest of pine, quaking asp & white oak saw white oak from 2 1/2 to 3 feet though some ...
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    May 26, 1879 May 27, 1879 May 28, 1879 May 29, 1879
  • Page 410

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    May 29, 1879 [FIGURE] I wrote Letter to John Taylor & J Jaques I had a conversation [with] Lleweyn Harris he says what was published in the Deseret News abot his healing 406 Indians sick with the small pox was true. I read my communication to the News to the Brethren in the Evening May 30, 1879 ~ Friday 30th [FIGURE] I wrote 2 letters to D. H. Wells & J Jaques Brother Jesse ...
    Dates:
    May 30, 1879 May 31, 1879 June 1, 1879 June 3, 1879 June 3, 1879
  • Page 413

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    June 14, 1879 ~ Saturday June 14, 1879 [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Lot Smith, and read the Book of Jer the new Translation of the Bible I went into the Mountain alone & built an Altar of stone and Dedicated the land to God for the Benefit of the Saints. I rode out in the Afternoon to pilot knob and walked around it I saw 3 deer 10 M[iles] June 15, 1879 ~ Sunday 15 Sunday I met with the saints at the mill at 11 ...
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    June 14, 1879 June 15, 1879 June 16, 1879 June 17, 1879 June 18, 1879 June 19, 1879
  • Page 414

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    June 20, 1879 ~ Friday June 20, 1879 ^[FIGURES]^ I received 6 letters from Jaques, Emma, Nellie, Clara Owen & a long letter from Bulah & J G Bleak I wrote 4 letter to Br Bleak, McAllister, Farnsworth and L.Y.. I had a Dream in the night we were going on a Journey some where and President Brigham Young ...
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    June 20, 1879 June 21, 1879 June 22, 1879 June 23, 1879 June 24, 1879 June 25, 1879
  • Page 415

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    June 26, 1879 ~ Thursday June 26, 1879 we rode to snow flake and stoped with Jesse N Smith 24 M[iles] Snow Flake contains 62 families 48 men 52 women, 159 children 150 acres wheat 150 of corn & vegitable. 60 Brood Mares, 60 horses, 13 Mules, 60 Head of oxen, 138 cows 60 Head young stock the valley is 1 21/12 X 1 1/2 miles I administered to a sick Sister [FIGURE] I dreamed that President Young was with me while I was ...
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    June 26, 1879 June 27, 1879 June 28, 1879