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Thomas Sasson Smith
Original name: Thomas S. Smith
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Birth: Apr. 3, 1818
Seneca County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1890
Fremont County
Idaho, USA

(Deseret Evening News Obituary, August 7, 1890 on page 3)
Thomas S. Smith was born in the State of New York, April 3, 1818 and was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1844. He moved to Nauvoo in 1845 and shared in the exodus of the Saints from that place in 1846. He came to Utah in 1848 and located in Farmington, Davis County in 1849. In 1850 he was sent to Iron County to help found settlements in Southern Utah. In 1855 he was sent to the Salmon River Idaho in charge of that Indian Mission. In 1865 he was called to go to south east part of Nevada to locate settlements on the Muddy. He returned from that place in 1868 on account of ill health. In 1871 he was sent to the north western states on a mission. In 1885 he went to Snake river, Idaho, and founded the settlement of Wilford, 40 miles north east from Eagle Rock, and was appointed Bishop of that place in 1886. He was ordained a Patriarch in the Bannock stake of Zion in 1888.

He died at his residence in Wilford on July 1st, 1890. His body arrived in Farmington, July 3rd, and the funeral services were held in the Ward meeting house on July 6th. The first speaker was President L. W. Shurtliff of Weber Stake, who spoke feelingly of the faithfulness and integrity of the deceased. President W. R. Smith and J. W. Hess and Elder Jacob Miller spoke of the many good and noble qualities possessed by the deceased. A long procession followed the remains to the cemetery where they were laid to rest after a long, active and busy life.

(Repository: Salt Lake County Whitmore Library, 2197 East Fort Union Boulevard, Salt Lake City , Utah (microfilmed copy of newspaper))

(Transcribed by: Cindy Ogden 1/23/2007. Note: Dates and words underlined were difficult to read in the original copy of the newspaper.) [Underlines do not show on Findagrave]

Addition history:
Thomas Sasson Smith was born in Junius, Seneca, New York. Father was Jeremiah Smith. Mother was Abigail DeMont Married Polly Clark on 13 Feb 1837 in Conneaut,Asthtabula, Ohio. They were the parents of eight children.

Thomas married Amanda Ellen Hollinshead 16 July 1857. They were the parents of eight children. Amanda was born 27 Jul 1838 and died 21 Sep 1903 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

After the death of Polly 24 Mar 1872, Thomas married Evelina Maria Hinman 18 Sep 1872. She was a widow of Gardner Godrey Potter. Evelina was born 8 Aug 1825 and died 13 Mar 1903 in Farmington, Utah.

Family links: 
  Jeremiah Smith (1795 - 1842)
  Abigail Sasson DeMont Smith (1800 - 1883)
  Polly Clark Smith (1817 - 1872)
  Amanda Ellen Hollingshead Smith (1838 - 1903)*
  Evelina Maria Hinman Smith (1825 - 1903)*
  Alma Janette Smith Abbott (1843 - 1917)*
  Levi H. Smith (1844 - 1920)*
  Alvira Evelette Smith Rose (1846 - 1909)*
  Thomas Edwin Smith (1850 - 1916)*
  Polly Estella Smith Secrist (1853 - 1882)*
  Florence Adelia Smith Secrist (1855 - 1895)*
  Jesse Lucius Smith (1859 - 1934)*
  Cytha Ellen Smith (1863 - 1947)*
  Thomas Sasson Smith (1818 - 1890)
  Jonathan Smith (1825 - 1899)*
  Jesse Willard Smith (1836 - 1905)*
  Loretta Helen Smith Bigler (1840 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
[Same on the stone and lower marker] Cherished and beloved husband and father, farewell. Thy years were few but thy virtues many. They are recorded not on this perishing stone but on the Book of Life and in the hearts of thy affiliated friends.
[Lower marker] Wife - Amanda Hollinshead buried in McGrath, Canada.
Farmington City Cemetery
Davis County
Utah, USA
Plot: B-78-24
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Record added: Feb 02, 2000
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- Angel of Flowers
 Added: Oct. 20, 2014
My GG Grandfather. You are such a example in my life. We will meet some day soon.
- Sunflower Lady
 Added: Apr. 1, 2011
To my Great-Great Grandfather, I am so proud of all your accomplishments. Indeed, you must have been a very strong-willed and courageous person. I am so fortunate to have you as an ancestor.
- Teresa
 Added: Mar. 19, 2011
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