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Amanda Melissa Barnes Smith Smith

February 22, 1809–June 30, 1886

1 Born at Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts; daughter of Fanny Johnson and Ezekiel Barnes. 2 Married first Warren Smith, 1826; five children. 3 Baptized, 1831. 4 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, 1837. 5 Survived the attack at the Hawn’s Mill settlement on Shoal Creek, Caldwell County, Missouri, 1838; husband and one son were killed. 6 Moved to Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, 1838. 7 Married second Warren Smith (no relation to first husband), 1839; three children. 8 Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. 9 Joined the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, 1842. 10 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1850. 11 Divorced, 1850. 12 Served as assistant secretary in the Great Salt Lake City Relief Society, 1854. 13 Served as counselor to Priscilla Staines in the Salt Lake City Twelfth Ward Relief Society presidency, 1868–1879. 14 Died at Richmond, Cache County, Utah Territory. 15 (See Document 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 3.13, 3.16, 3.17, 4.1, first mentioned here)

Footnotes

  1. [1] “Death of Veteran Lady,” Deseret News [weekly], July 14, 1886, 403. Alexander L. Baugh, “I’ll Never Forsake”: Amanda Barnes Smith,” in Women of Faith in the Latter Days, vol. 1, 1777–1820, ed. Richard E. Turley Jr. and Brittany A. Chapman (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2011), 327–328.
  2. [2] Baugh, “I’ll Never Forsake,” 327.
  3. [3] Ibid., 327, 329.
  4. [4] Ibid., 330.
  5. [5] Ibid., 331–332.
  6. [6] Ibid., 332–337.
  7. [7] “Amanda Smith,” Woman’s Exponent 9, no. 24 (May 15, 1881): 189.
  8. [8] Ibid.
  9. [9] Ibid.
  10. [10] Listed as “Anida Smith.” Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, 1841–1846, CHL, entry for Apr. 28, 1842. Emmeline B. Wells, “Women’s Organizations,” Woman’s Exponent 8, no. 16 (Jan. 15, 1880): 122.
  11. [11] “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels, accessed Jan. 2015), Amanda Barnes Smith.
  12. [12] Joseph Anderson, Secretary to the First Presidency, to Cordelia Gregson, Salt Lake City, June 22, 1965, and “Copy of Salt Lake Temple Archival Sealing Record,” in “Information about sealings of Amanda Barnes Smith,” ca. 1959–1979, CHL.
  13. [13] “Record of the Female Relief Society Organized on the 9th of Feb’y in the City of Great Salt Lake 1854 Utah Territory,” Great Salt Lake City Relief Society, Utah Territory, January 24, 1854–June 13, 1854, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.
  14. [14] Twelfth Ward Relief Society record book, 1868–1877, p. 2, CHL. “R.S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 1, no. 24 (May 15, 1873): 186. “Resolution of Respect,” Woman’s Exponent 8, no. 3 (July 1, 1879): 23. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 6, 2016).
  15. [15] “Death of a Veteran Lady,” 403. Baugh, “I’ll Never Forsake,” 328, 341–342. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 6, 2016), Amanda Melissa Barnes KWJY-717 .