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Lucy Meserve Smith Smith

February 9, 1817–October 5, 1892

1 Born at Newry, Oxford County, Maine; daughter of Lucy Meserve Bean and Josiah Smith. 2 Baptized, 1837. 3 Lived at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, by 1844; worked for Emma Smith, 1844–1845. 4 Married George Albert Smith as a plural wife, 1844; two children. 5 Moved to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory, 1846; taught school in Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and at the Pawnee Mission School in Bellevue, Jackson County, Iowa. 6 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1849. 7 Taught school in the Salt Lake City Seventeenth Ward, 1851. 8 Settled at Provo, Utah County, Utah Territory, 1852. 9 Taught school in Provo. 10 Served as president of the Relief Society in Provo. 11 Died at Salt Lake City. 12 (See Document 2.4)

Footnotes

  1. [1] Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register: Dec. 10, 1845, to Feb. 8, 1846, p. 70 (1845), Lucy Smith, FHL microfilm 962798, item 1, FHL.
  2. [2] Zora Smith Jarvis, comp., Ancestry, Biography, and Family of George A. Smith (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1962), 274. Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p. 70 (1845). Lucy Meserve Smith named both Newry and nearby Bethel, Maine as her birthplace. See “Recollections of the Prophet Joseph Smith,” Juvenile Instructor 27, no. 15 (Aug. 1, 1892): 470; “A Choice Spirit Called Home,” Deseret Evening News, Oct. 5, 1892, 5. Tax records confirm that Josiah Smith was living in Newry during the year of Lucy’s birth. “Town and Vital Records, 1805–1891,” Josiah Smith, 1817, n.p., citing town records, 1805–1836, Newry, Maine; FHL microfilm 11589, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL.
  3. [3] “Recollections of the Prophet Joseph Smith,” Juvenile Instructor 27, no. 15 (Aug. 1, 1892): 470. “A Choice Spirit Called Home,” 5. Jarvis, Ancestry, Biography, and Family, 276.
  4. [4] Jarvis, Ancestry, Biography, and Family, 277.
  5. [5] Jarvis, Ancestry, Biography, and Family, 277. “A Choice Spirit Called Home,” 5. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 2015), Lucy Meserve Smith K2HF-ZF7 and George Albert Smith KWJC-6PQ .
  6. [6] Jarvis, Ancestry, Biography, and Family, 278. Joyce Kinkead, ed., A Schoolmarm All My Life: Personal Narratives from Frontier Utah (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1996), 39–41.
  7. [7] “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), Lucy Meserve Smith Smith.
  8. [8] Jarvis, Ancestry, Biography, and Family, 280.
  9. [9] Ibid.
  10. [10] Kinkead, A Schoolmarm All My Life, 41.
  11. [11] Lucy Meserve Smith, “Historical Sketches of my Great Grandfathers,” microfilm of manuscript, n.p., in Lucy Meserve Smith papers, 1848–1892, CHL. Jarvis, Ancestry, Biography, and Family, 281–282.
  12. [12] “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Utah Division of State History (http://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries, accessed Jan. 2015), Lucy M. Smith. “A Choice Spirit Called Home,” 5.