Abraham Owen Smoot

Brief Life History of Abraham Owen

When Abraham Owen Smoot was born on 17 February 1815, in Owenton, Owen, Kentucky, United States, his father, George Smoot, was 49 and his mother, Nancy Ann Rowlett, was 27. He married Margaret Thompson McMeans on 11 November 1838, in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 6 March 1895, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Owen Smoot
1815–1895
Diana Tanner Eldredge
1837–1914
Marriage: 6 May 1855
Abraham Owen Smoot II
1856–1911
Nancy Diana Smoot
1858–1939
Olive Smoot
1860–1943
Elizabeth Smoot
1861–1932
Ira Smoot
1863–1863
Lenora Ann Smoot
1864–1868
Joseph Edmund Smoot
1866–1890
Ella Deseret Smoot
1869–1916
Arthur E Smoot
1871–1873
Vilate "Dottie" Smoot
1873–1955
Orson Parley Smoot
1876–1936
Horace Alma Smoot
1880–1964
Wilford W Smoot
1883–1953

Sources (141)

  • A O Smoot, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Abram O Smoot, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Abraham Owen Smoot, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Smout, a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold fat or lard, Dutch smout, or a nickname for someone who had a taste for, and could afford, rich foods.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Martha Spence Journal 1850-1860

Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868 Source of Trail Excerpt:Heywood, Martha Spence, Journals 1850-[1860], vol. 1, 3-14.Read Trail Excerpt: At Bethlehem camp we remained two weeks after I joine …

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