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Lydia M. Perce Smith

September 9, 1800– , 1850

Born at Milford, Otsego County, New York; daughter of Sarah and Benjamin Perce. Probably died in Wisconsin. 1 (See Document 1.2)


  1. [1] “Early Church Information File, 1830–1900,” database and images, FamilySearch (, accessed Feb. 2013), Lydia M. Smith. Lyman De Platt, Nauvoo: Early Mormon Records Series, vol. 1 (Highland, UT: Lyman De Platt, 1980), 109. Vickie Cleverley Speek, God Has Made Us a Kingdom: James Strang and the Midwest Mormons (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 2006), 6, 15–16. David L. Clark, “Moses Smith: Wisconsin’s First Mormon,” Journal of Mormon History 21, no. 2 (Fall 1995): 155–170. “Obituary,” Gospel Herald (Voree, WI), June 14, 1849, 53–55. 1850 U.S. census, Spring Prairie, Walworth Co., Wisconsin, n.p., Lydia M. Smith, NARA.