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Margaret Thompson McMeans Adkinson Smoot

April 16, 1809–September 1, 1884

1 Born in Chester County, South Carolina; daughter of Esther Hunter and Anthony McMeans. 2 Married first Charles Adkinson, 1826; one child. 3 Baptized in Tennessee, 1834. 4 Moved to Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, 1837. 5 Widowed, 1838. 6 Married second Abraham Owen Smoot, 1838. 7 Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. 8 Joined the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, 1842. 9 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1847. 10 Served as president of the Salt Lake City Twentieth Ward Relief Society, 1868–1872. 11 Moved to Provo, Utah County, Utah Territory, 1872. 12 Served as president of the Utah Stake Retrenchment Society, president of the Utah Stake Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, and president of the Utah County Silk Association. 13 Served as president of the Utah Stake Relief Society, 1878–1884. 14 Died at Provo. 15 (See Document 1.2, 3.13, 3.15–3.17, 3.23, 4.28, first mentioned here)

Footnotes

  1. [1] Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register: Dec. 10, 1845, to Feb. 8, 1846, p. 26 (1845), Margaret T. Smoot, FHL microfilm 962798, item 1, FHL. “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Utah Division of State History (http://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries, accessed Jan. 2015), Margaret Thompson Smoot.
  2. [2] Margaret T. Smoot, autobiographical sketch, 1881, [p. 1], CHL. “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Margaret Thompson Smoot.
  3. [3] “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 2015), Margaret Thompson McMeans L8PP-C9G and Charles Adkinson L85V-WC5 . Olive Smoot Bean, biographical sketch of Margaret Thompson Smoot, n.d., n.p., CHL.
  4. [4] Ibid.
  5. [5] Smoot, autobiographical sketch, [1].
  6. [6] “Family Tree,” database, Charles Adkinson.
  7. [7] Bean, biographical sketch, n.p.
  8. [8] Smoot, autobiographical sketch, [1].
  9. [9] Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, 1841–1846, CHL, entry for June 9, 1842.
  10. [10] “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), Margaret Thompson McMeans Smoot.
  11. [11] Bean, biographical sketch, n.p. [Homespun], “A Touching Tribute: Biographical Sketch of ‘Ma’ Smoot,” Deseret Evening News, Sept. 3, 1884.
  12. [12] Bean, biographical sketch, n.p.
  13. [13] Bean, biographical sketch, n.p. Helen Adele Durrant Sovine and LaRue Baldwin Smith, comps., Happiness in the M.I.A.: A History of the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association in Utah Stake (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1972), 3, appendix.
  14. [14] Bean, biographical sketch, n.p.
  15. [15] “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Margaret Thompson Smoot. “A Touching Tribute.”