Margaret Thompson McMeans Adkins Smoot

16 Apr 1809 - 1 Sep 1884
Margaret Thompson McMeans Adkins (Adkinson) Smoot (1809-1884) was born 16 Apr. 1809 in Chester Co., South Carolina. She was the daughter of Anthony McMeans and Esther Hunter. She married Charles Adkins (Adkinson) on 28 Dec. 1826 in Roane Co., Tennessee, and they had one child; widowed. She married Abraham Owen Smoot on 12 Nov. 1838 in Caldwell Co., Missouri. She was baptized in 1834 in Paris, Henry Co., Tennessee. She corresponded frequently with Wilford Woodruff, cared for his family, and her and Abraham traveled with him throughout their lives. She died 1 Sep. 1884 in Provo, Utah Co., Utah Territory.

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