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 John Taylor and Council, 11 August 1879

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    Snow Flake, Apache Co, Arizona Aug 101: 1879 W. Woodruff, Sept 1879. President John Taylor & Council Dear Brethren I have been thinking for some time of addressing you and give you an account of my Stewardship and Intentions But realizeing your hands was full of business with Lawyers, Judges, Courts & wicked spirits. I have rather hesitated to occupy your attention with any thinhg I had to say, but still I feel it proper to give you an outline of affairs ...
    Dates:
    August 11, 1879
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor and Council, 11 August 1879

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    them untill sumthing better can be advised I have spent more time at Sunset than either of the other Settlemts. I can speak more advisedly than of the others. I think Sunset has proved itself a success in a tempory as well as spiritual point of view. Brother Lot Smith who is the presidet of the Stake, takes the lead in the work does as much hard work as any man in the Branch faires No better than the poorest, and I think has produced a ...
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor and Council, 17 October 1879

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    of the Trouble and that the Temples & Church's property are safe. I did not see John W Young name in the list with the part of the family for I did not learn whether he signed the paper Br Roseton took to lins or not There is a question I wish to ask the Trustee in trust. Would it not be wisdom for Lot & Jesse N. Smith or those who preside over these Stakes of Zion to have the privilege of Selling ...
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor and Council, 17 October 1879

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    was here and a flood at Little Colorado two miles wide but done No damage here wheat all is the [Slich] at Sunset & 2000 shocks of Corn above high water mark & 20 acres of cane made up, ownly they got wet was 5 acres of squashes but they are now being gathered Brother Jaques' says that Earnst Young was picked up drunk in the street & buried Dead in the morning, if it was lawful for a man to give utterance to his ...
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor from Wilford Woodruff and Lewis Allen, 25 November 1879

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    Sunset, Apache Co. A.T. Nov. 25th 1879 President John Taylor: Dear Brother As soon as I receivd your letter concern- ing St. Johns and the Meadows, I wrote immediately to Brother Tenney to go and purchase St. John if he could. And on Saturday night, at the Sheep-herd Spring in the Mountains, some 40 miles from Sunset, I received a letter from Brother Tenney upon the subject; the follow- ing is an extract. ("On the evening of the 14th I received your letter ...
    Dates:
    November 25, 1879
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor, 13 January 1880

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    Sunset Apache Co Arizona January 13th1880 Prest. John Taylor Dear Brother In company with Bro Lot Smith I left Sunset on the 24th of December, and attended the Quarterly Conference at Snow-Flake on the 27th and 28th and then went to our missionary Camp on the Meadows and to St. John to see the state of things, and to assist the brethren about the settling of the St John purchase and we found two difficulties in ...
    Dates:
    January 13, 1880
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor, 13 January 1880

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    We arrived at St Joseph on the evening of the 8th inst, and on our arrival were informed that the youngest wife of Bro Richards had a pair of twins -- daughters. one born 24 hours after the other, but they seemed to think she was doing pretty well. I got hold of the weekly news of Dec. 31st not having seen any news for some 3 weeks I sat and read an hour and I was asked to call in and see Sister Richards ...
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor, 17 November 1879

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    the purchase I have been over St Johns it is Located about 30 Miles North East of Round Valley and is supposed to be the County seat of this County. Brothers East & Green Made a vary bad job last year by getting up a petition with out any counsel or sanction from June N, or Lot Smith or any of the Authorities to the Legislature to have this County of Yavapai divided there ...
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor, 29 February 1880

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    Sunset, Apache Co. Arizona Feb. 29 [18]80 President John Taylor Dear brother: Your letter of Feb. 20 has just come to hand and before I recieved it I hade made my calculations to go to St. John, Snowflake, Round Valley and to visit the settlements with brother John W. Young and to gather up all the Tithing money of Arizona and start for Utah the last of March via St. George and on to ...
    Dates:
    February 29, 1880
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor, 13 January 1880

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    settle with Lot Smith but with a committee of his own choosing and said several times that he was perfectly satisfied with the settlement. Instead of his working all the time that he speaks of, he spent one whole summer on a visit to Utah took his wife and family and Lot Smith fitted him out with 4 yoke of large fat beef cattle and wagon for he said he wanted to bring some trees. He took the cattle to Silver Reef and let them out to work ...