Margaret Thompson McMeans Adkins Smoot

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.

Footnotes

Margaret Thompson McMeans (L8PP-C9G), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 Jun. 2022]). Margaret Thompson McMeans Adkins Smoot, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/margaret-thompson-mcmeans-adkins-smoot, accessed 27 Jun. 2022). “Margaret T. Smoot Autobiographical Sketch,” entry for Margaret T. Smoot, image 1/34, MS 3479; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 27 Jun. 2022). 1850 U.S. Census, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 58, Abraham O. Smoot; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 Jun. 2022). "South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980," database with images, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 27 Jun. 2022); Anthony Mc Means, 23 Dec. 1816, Chester Co., South Carolina, file no. 633; citing “South Carolina County, District and Probate Courts.” "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 23 Jun. 2022); Charles Adkins and Margaret L. McMinn, marriage bond, 28 Dec. 1826, Roane Co, Tennessee, p. 2; citing Roane Co., Tennessee, County Court Clerk, “Marriage records (Roane County Tennessee), 1801-1962,” image 224/354; DGS 5728411. 1840 U.S. Census, Twp 66, Lee Co., Iowa Territory, p. 395, A O Smoot; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 Jun. 2022). "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 16 Jun. 2022); Abram O. Smoot and Margaret T Atkinson, 12 Nov. 1838, Caldwell Co., Missouri; citing Caldwell Co., Missouri, Record's Office, “Marriage Records Index 1860-1886 Vol. A-C,” image 24/246; DGS 7425248. Salt Lake Herald-Republican, “Funeral Serivces at Provo, Over the Remains of Ma Smoot” (Salt Lake City, Utah Territory), 4 Sep. 1884, p. 8; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 23 Jun. 2022).

Mentioned in

  • Page 102

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

    Excerpt:
    Sept. travling in company with Elder Clapp on foot through a rainy day & wadeing through creeks & swamps Br & Sister Benton accompanied us on horsback but we all arived weary & wet distance {of the day} 25 miles September 10, 1836 ~ Saturday 10 Arose in the morning sumwhat ill in consequence of the hard tower we endured the day previous rode to Elder J. F Lane to attend the counsel of Elders to take into consideration the case of ...
    Dates:
    September 10, 1836
  • Page 107

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

    Excerpt:
    October 6, 1836 ~ Thursday Oct 6th Spent the day at Elder Alexanders 2 miles October 7, 1836 ~ Friday 7th Rode in company with Elder Alexander & Warren Smith & their families to Paris & Perhaps the last time that I shall visit the place From thence to Mr Jonathan Alexanders Preached at his house at candle light distane 30 m[iles] October 8, 1836 ~ Saturday 8th Rode {with Elder
    Dates:
    October 6, 1836 October 7, 1836 October 8, 1836 October 9, 1836 October 10, 1836 October 11, 1836 October 12, 1836
  • Page 117

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

    Excerpt:
    December 2, 1836 ~ Friday Dec 2nd I Wrote a Letter to Br Azmon Woodruff it being the first communication between us for two years I also Wrote a Letter to col Joseph Rowlett at Owengton Owen County KY. December 3, 1836 ~ Saturday 3rd Traded with Brother Bump in goods $12.89 December 4, 1836 ~ Sunday 4th Sunday I went up to the house of the Lord to worship ...
    Dates:
    December 2, 1836 December 3, 1836 December 4, 1836 December 5, 1836 December 6, 1836 December 10, 1836 December 11, 1836
  • Page 328

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

    Excerpt:
    long mission I conclude it best to take my family with ^me^ according to the Council of the Twelve so this day is spent settleing accounts taking inventoriey of Goods and Chatels left, packing up goods, recieving letters, bid[d]ing friends farewell blessing the Saints, which continued untill midnight [FIGURE] At 12 oclok at night in company with Mrs Wood- ruff, Br A. O. Smoot, Sisters Smoot, and Hannah Ells, we walked to the Temple of the Lord in
  • Page 104

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

    Excerpt:
    July 8, 1839 ~ Monday July 8th I spent in writing. July 9, 1839 ~ Tuesday 9th. I regulated my trunks & set my house in order for my Journey. [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder John Herret & sent him the Prospectus July 10, 1839 ~ Wednesday 10th I crossed the River saw some lamanites. I spent the day in Montrose Commerce with Joseph & some of the Twelve in aranging a selection ...
    Dates:
    July 8, 1839 July 9, 1839 July 10, 1839 July 11, 1839 July 12, 1839
  • Page 155

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

    Excerpt:
    August 4, 1840 ~ Tuesday Augt 4th We walked to Frooms Hill found the Saints in good spirits & health & the work Progress- ing spent the night at Elder Benbows 8 miles August 5, 1840 ~ Wednesday 5th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter for the Mill Star & one to Young & Richards Elder Smith & myself Preahed at Frooms hill & confirmed 3. We have had ...
    Dates:
    August 4, 1840 August 5, 1840 August 6, 1840 August 7, 1840 August 8, 1840 August 9, 1840 August 10, 1840
  • Page 92

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

    Excerpt:
    them & myself. The crime alledged against us was that we had taught that Christ would come in this generation & that we said some individuals would receieve the Holy Ghost in 24 hours but as I was absent myself I was not taken but Elders Patten & Parrish was taken by an armd company say 50 in number they were bound under $2000.00 dollars bond for their appearence at court Brothers Seth Utley & ...
    Dates:
    July 20, 1836 July 21, 1836 July 22, 1836 July 23, 1836 July 24, 1836 July 25, 1836 July 26, 1836 July 27, 1836
  • Page 126

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

    Excerpt:
    December 15, 1839 ~ Sunday Dec 15th Sunday I spent the day with the saints in the Columbian Hall No 263 Grand st & Preached in the fore part of the day, & Elder Taylor Preached in the afternoon, & P P Pratt Preached in the evening. I spent the night with Br Taylor at Br Holmes December 16, 1839 ~ Monday 16th I went on board the Packet ship Oxford & engaged my Passage to Liverpool to ...
    Dates:
    December 15, 1839 December 16, 1839 December 17, 1839 December 18, 1839 December 19, 1839 December 20, 1839
  • Page 202

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

    Excerpt:
    (entrance Door in President Street) Evry Sabbath at Three & half-Past- Six o'clock, P.M. Also, on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings each week at Eight o clock. LECTURES will be delivered by Elders WOODRUFF AND SMITH Late from - America, who respectfully invite the citizens of LONDON to attend. The first Principles of the Everlasting Gospel in its fulnes - The Gathering of Israel - The Second Coming of the Saviour - and the restitution of all things spoken of by all the Holy ...
    Dates:
    October 25, 1840 October 26, 1840
  • Page 203

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

    Excerpt:
    There was no bell here to toll But many a briny tear did fall With look our own hearts did tell Little Sarah Dear farewell Yes little Sarah lovly one Sleep on Sleep on, till Christ shall come Then thou wilt rise shake of[f] thy dust BAnd be numbered with the just Brother Woodruff except of this piece of compo- sition from one who had evry feeling but that of a parent for your departed Sarah M. T. Smoot Phebe's letter was Dated July 18th 1840 ...