William Cochran Adkins Smoot

William Cochran Adkins (Adkinson) (1828-1920) was born 30 Jan. 1828 in Roane Co., Tennessee. He was the son of Charles Adkins and Margaret Thompson McMeans. He married Martha Ann Sessions on 29 Jan. 1852 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized in 1837. He traveled with Wilford Woodruff across the plains in 1847 and continued to interact and correspond with him for many years. He died 2 Feb. 1920 in Salt Lake City.

Footnotes

William Cochran Adkinson Smoot Sr. (KWVC-HNT), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Jun. 2022). William Cochran Adkins Smoot, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-cochran-adkins-smoot, accessed 1 Jul. 2022). “Margaret T. Smoot Autobiographical Sketch,” p. 6, image 11/34, MS 3479; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 28 Jun. 2022). "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. 1860 U.S. Census, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 22, Wm. A. C. Smoot; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Jun. 2022). “Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Jun. 2022); William Smoot, 2 Feb. 1920, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, certificate 268, series 81448; Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; DGS 2229974. Note: He used his mother's second married name of Smoot after his biological father passed away.

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  • Page 3

    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 18 July 1840

    Excerpt:
    of the kind take place soon there was a company of 17 Missourians armed came of over the river below Warsaw and kidnaped 4 of our bretherens and carried them over the river & whiped two of them almost to death The names of those that they whiped is Noah Rogers & the other by the name of Bois the others Jas. Alred & Alansow Brown bro. Alred they striped & tied to a tree & drawed the lash over ...
  • Page 73

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    in the social Hall & Herd till midnight the most thrilling soul stiring speaches, essays, Addresses, songs, music &c &c that I ever herd it was truly interesting to enjoy such a feast of the production of sthe stronges[t] talent in the world. we also was addressed on saturday evening at the Universal scientific society by On the subject of Phrenology followed by O. Pratt & W Woodruff [FIGURE] I received a letter from Wm Smoot at Los Vegus July 30, 1855 ...
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    July 30, 1855 July 31, 1855 August 1, 1855 August 4, 1855 August 5, 1855 August 6, 1855 August 11, 1855 August 12, 1855 August 13, 1855 August 18, 1855
  • Page 36

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    spent the day we were quite chilled when we arived here I spent the day & night at Daniel Thomases He killed a fat pig for our dinner we had a [FIGURE] meeting at 4 oclock W Woodruff preached was followed by H C Kimball T Bullock & W Woodruff reported. the people had a dance in the evening I did not attend 9 mils May 30, 1854 ~ Tuesday Tuesday May 30 we left Lehi & drove to Unionvill & made ...
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    May 30, 1854 May 31, 1854 June 1, 1854 June 2, 1854 June 3, 1854 June 4, 1854 June 5, 1854 June 6, 1854 June 7, 1854 June 8, 1854 June 9, 1854 June 10, 1854 June 11, 1854 June 12, 1854
  • Page 236

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Feb 12 1870 a long speech upon the subject of Poligamy. He contended that no person could have a celestial glory unless He had a plurality of wives. Speeches were made By L. E. Harrington O Pratt Erastus Snow, D Evans J. F. Smith Lorenzo Young. President Young said there would be men saved in the Celestial Kingdom of God with one ...
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    February 13, 1870 February 14, 1870 February 15, 1870 February 16, 1870 February 17, 1870 February 18, 1870 February 19, 1870
  • Page 67

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    March 6, 1867 ~ Wednesday March 6th 1867 [FIGURE] I met at the Prayer room at 2 oclok And I anointed Archibal Gardner & 7 wives to their Seconed Anointing one was dead. we read History March 7, 1867 ~ Thursday 7. [FIGURE] I met at 12 oclok at the Prayer room & we gave Andrew Cahoon & 2 wives their seconed Anointing G. A. Smith officiated I Attended the theater in the Evening with Mrs
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    March 6, 1867 March 7, 1867 March 8, 1867 March 9, 1867 March 10, 1867 March 11, 1867 March 12, 1867 March 13, 1867 March 14, 1867 March 15, 1867
  • Page 121

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    January 26, 1868 ~ Sunday Jan 26, 1868 Sunday In company with A. O. Smoot Mrs Smoot & Mrs Woodruff I rode to sugar House ward & Preached to the people followed By A O Smoot we dined at Wm. Smoots who was on a Mission in the southern country we then returned to the city I laid hands upon 2 of Wm Smoots children with A. O. Smoot & Blessed them I ...
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    January 26, 1868 January 27, 1868 January 28, 1868 January 29, 1868 January 30, 1868 January 31, 1868
  • Page 154

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Sept 25 1868 him in the nose & nearly broke it. the pain struck to his stomach & he fainted away & it took near half an hour to bring him to, it frightened us all. We drove to Levan & took dinner & held a meeting. T Taylor prayed Joseph Young sen spoke 15 m[inutes] W Woodruff 17, Erastus Snow 35 M[inutes], D. H. Wells 10. At the close of the Meeting we drove to
    Dates:
    September 26, 1868 September 27, 1868 September 28, 1868 September 30, 1868 October 1, 1868 October 2, 1868 October 3, 1868 October 4, 1868 October 5, 1868 October 6, 1868
  • Page 172

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    February 5, 1869 ~ Friday Feb 5, 1869 [FIGURE] I returned from the farm this morning & spent the day in the Legislature. President Young & several of the Twelve went to Provo to Hold a 2 days meeting. I went to the field February 6, 1869 ~ Saturday 6 I returned from the field A& attended the school of the Prophets & addressed the school was followed By C. C. Rich &
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    February 5, 1869 February 6, 1869 February 7, 1869 February 8, 1869 February 9, 1869 February 10, 1869 February 11, 1869 February 12, 1869
  • Page 13

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    He gave some interesting teaching concerning the rights of men & the dealings of men with there wives and children, the raising of posterity, purity, holiness &c that if a wise and proper course was taken in the begeting and raising of children that they would soon become pure & holy and be administered to by Angels &c and many other things did the Apostle teach January 17, 1847 ~ Sunday 17th Sunday A cold day I preached to a congregation in Bishops
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    January 17, 1847 January 18, 1847 January 19, 1847
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    May 26, 1847 ~ Wednesday 26th we travled 6 1/4 miles & nooned in good grass about 2 miles above Chimney rock we travled in the afternoon 6 1/4 miles & camped for the night. The hunters brought in four Antelope we passed much good grass to day. I rode to day with Br Kimball & Benson to look out the road I have during the last two days read Mr Hastings account of Oregon & upper ...
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    May 26, 1847 May 27, 1847