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 447

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

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    Oct 23, 1879 into two of their work shops and spoke to them when they were at work but found them more interested in their work than hearing the gospel Preached I spoke to one company of 20 to another of 30, and Ira Hatch interpeted it I saw one white Indian called Albinos man vary white There are some of this clan in nearly all of the villages. They are milk white much whiter than Amer- icans whether they are Blood of the Anicient Nephites or a freek ...
    Dates:
    October 24, 1879
  • Page 448

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

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    Oct 24, 1879. in the valley below but vary sandy. We called the people together and I spoke to them a short time and Brother Hatch interpeted they were quite Ignorant and difficult to get them to understand we then left the village descended to the vally and went to another village 500 feet high on the rocks called Supowerlou A small village of about 200 souls we saw one white child a girl much whiter than our children it was covered with fine white hair it was one of the Albinos ...
  • Page 450

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

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    Oct 24 1881 [1879] it was near sunset, we watered our horse by leading him down a 30 foot wall vary steep we then had to asscend this steep trail to get to the top of the rock in order to get our Horse up with us Br Hatch took the Bridle to lead & I Behind to drive in several places we had to go 20 or 30 stone steps at a time like going up a pair of stairs it was with great diff- iculty that our ...
  • Page 452

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

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    Oct 25 1879 I there saw Br Lot Smith making his way up the steep serpentine trail to meet with me. I saw many women going down the trail with Judges [Jugs] on their back for water from the well. I also saw many Dunkies coming up the trail climing the stone stepts with a sack of Ears of corn on their backs to the village followed by an indian driver All the corn, beans Mellons, squashes, wood & water had to be brought up this step trail of 1500 feet ...
  • Page 453

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

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    Oct 25, 1879 shoved off and became a Mass of flesh when the struck the ground Jacob Hamblin saw their bodies after the fall The Moquis have not been able to keep horses untill of late for they could not get their horses up onto the rock but they could get their Dunkies sheep & goats up in places of safety But since the Mormons have been among them and taught them Peace they now begin to keep horses All the inhabitants of these villages are laying up corn & dryed squash ...
    Dates:
    October 26, 1879 October 27, 1879
  • Page 455

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

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    November 4, 1879 ~ Tuesday Nov 4 1879 ^[FIGURES]^ we drove to Sunset I received 3 letters from John Taylor M Thatcher & S Roskelly & $5 in Money I spent the Evening in council November 5, 1879 ~ Wednesday 5 [FIGURE] I received a letter to day from Br Johnson at the ferry Brother Lot Smith returned from the Mountains to day we spent the Evening in conversation The Teacher visited me
    Dates:
    November 4, 1879 November 5, 1879 November 6, 1879 November 7, 1879 November 8, 1879 November 9, 1879 November 10, 1879
  • Page 456

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

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    Nov 10, 1879 and among other Persons I saw a Number of Gentile who were our enemies in our midst and I thought they ought not to be with. I have had a Number of Dreams Lately that seem to have some meaning to them (I read the following in the Arizona Miner) "Apostle Wilford Woodruff of the Latter Day Saints. recently unbosomed himself to the Mormon Church as follows." "I will never abandon my wives & children at the Demand of a Nation steeped in sin and ripe for the Damnation ...
    Dates:
    November 11, 1879 November 12, 1879
  • Page 457

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

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    Nov 12, 1879 got supper and went to bed it was vary cold. Bro Smith got up at Midnight to hunt for his horses and Bring them to the fire fearing they would freeze He could not find them & came back to Bed 20 Miles November 13, 1879 ~ Thursday 13 Br Smith made a fire & soon found his horses we then drove 12 Miles through a foot of snow over the rock without a road we arived at the dairy at 2 oclok and glad ...
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    November 13, 1879 November 14, 1879 November 15, 1879 November 16, 1879 November 17, 1879 November 18, 1879 November 19, 1879
  • Page 459

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

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    Nov 22, 1879 slept untill 12 oclok and I awoke and my Monitor guide or spirit of the Lord call it by what name you will said to me arise, tarry not, go to Sunset council A M Tenney to close the bargin buy St John and send the missionaries to take possession of the Colorado Meadows for much depends upon your action in this matter. According to this instruction I November 23, 1879 ~ Sunday ^23^ arose early and prepared myself and left the place in ...
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    November 23, 1879 November 24, 1879 November 25, 1879
  • Page 460

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

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    Nov 25 1879 He with Br Ira Hatch went from Sunset this Morning November 26, 1879 ~ Wednesday 26 I took my Gun and went onto the river Bank and shot 2 mallard Ducks & a wolf. the wind blew hard all day and snow at night November 27, 1879 ~ Thursday 27 [FIGURE] I wrote 4 letters to Brigham Young A M Cannon Phebe W Woodruff &
    Dates:
    November 26, 1879 November 27, 1879 November 28, 1879 November 29, 1879 November 30, 1879 December 1, 1879