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Maj Lot Smith
Birth: May 15, 1830
Williamstown
Oswego County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 21, 1892
Tuba City
Coconino County
Arizona, USA

Son of William Orville Smith and Rhoda Hough

Married Lydia Minerva McBride, 3 Jun 1851, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Jane Walker, 14 Feb 1852, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Julia Ann Smith, 25 Nov 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Laura Louisa Burdick, 3 Jan 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Alice Ann Richards, 30 May 1868, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Alice Mary Baugh, 29 Apr 1872, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Mary Marinda Garn, 13 Jun 1878, St. George, Washington, Utah.

Married Diantha Elizabeth Mortensen, 21 Oct 1880, St. George, Washington, Utah

Lot joined the Latter-day Saint Church at an early age and in manhood became the youngest member of the famous Mormon Battalion on its march to California in the war with Mexico.

He was officer of the Deseret militia; defended settlers at Provo against Indians; major of the Utah militia and in charge at the burning of Johnton's army provision trains on their way to Echo Canyon, Utah.

Lot spent much of his later life serving the Church in Arizona. He was shot by an Indian during an altercation over sheep. Lot's body was buried in a lonely spot and the only marking of the grave was a small plum tree. It lay there for nearly ten years, but through the untiring efforts of some of his comrades, and the assistance of the Church authorities, his remains were exhumed and brought to Farmington, Utah, his old home. Memorial services were held at Farmington on the 8th of April 1902, the casket was draped with the American flag.

The services were largely attended. President Joseph F. Smith, with other Church authorities, and a number of his old comrades of 1857 and 1862 spoke at the services, where eulogies were pronounced by them over the remains of their Captain.

John R. Winder said, "I always admired Lot Smith for his bravery; his men loved and obeyed him for he was kind to them, and always in the lead."

"I have this to say of my Commander," said James Sharp, "there lies a man who knew no fear. With his men he was gentle as a woman and as brave as a lion."

President Smith said he was thankful that the remains of Captain Smith had been brought home where they might rest among his friends. "He was a generous, noble-hearted man," said President Smith, "and history will record the fact that Lot Smith was one of the notable figures of the past." In every instance he discharged his duty to the very best of his ability.

After the services his remains were taken to the Farmington Cemetery, where a very substantial monument marks his last resting place.

* Mormon Battalion members 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Orville Smith (1800 - 1849)
  Rhoda Hough Smith (1802 - 1845)
 
 Spouses:
  Lydia Minerva McBride Smith (1832 - 1908)*
  Jane Walker Smith (1832 - 1912)*
  Julia Ann Smith Smith (1837 - 1923)*
  Laura Louisa Burdick Smith (1838 - 1895)*
  Alice Ann Richards Smith (1849 - 1940)*
  Alice Mary Baugh Smith (1853 - 1947)*
  Mary Marinda Garn Smith (1852 - 1916)*
  Diantha Elizabeth Mortensen Christensen (1861 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Rhoda Jane Smith Hutchinson (1852 - 1913)*
  William Lot Smith (1855 - 1932)*
  Lott Samuel Smith (1856 - 1927)*
  Phoebe Vilate Smith (1857 - 1930)*
  Jedediah Heber Smith (1857 - 1894)*
  Emily Abigail Smith Hess (1859 - 1901)*
  Marie Louisa Smith Krumperman (1861 - 1934)*
  Helen Mar Smith France (1862 - 1907)*
  Adelaide Smith (1863 - 1864)*
  Annetta Smith Udy (1863 - 1935)*
  Lydia Mae Smith Stoddard (1864 - 1940)*
  Alice Smith Robinson (1865 - 1910)*
  Sarah Teresa Smith (1866 - 1867)*
  Abiah Ann Smith Nelson (1867 - 1919)*
  Margaret Agnes Smith Palmer (1868 - 1940)*
  Laura Louisa Smith Rice (1868 - 1944)*
  Robert Taylor Burton Smith (1868 - 1897)*
  Nannie Amelia Smith Ashcroft (1869 - 1936)*
  Hyrum Burton Smith (1869 - 1910)*
  Alden Burdick Smith (1872 - 1937)*
  Willard Richards Smith (1872 - 1951)*
  Elizabeth Jane Smith (1873 - 1876)*
  George Albert Smith (1874 - 1883)*
  Lucy Effie Smith Palmer (1874 - 1938)*
  Mary Melissa Smith Carr (1875 - 1956)*
  Julia Amanda Smith Beamish (1875 - 1958)*
  Lot Smith (1877 - 1913)*
  Brigham Grant Smith (1878 - 1957)*
  Wilford Woodruff Smith (1879 - 1883)*
  Lorenzo Lot Smith (1880 - 1936)*
  Diantha (Dora) Smith Wilson (1880 - 1961)*
  Charlotte Elizabeth Smith Moody (1881 - 1963)*
  Joseph Howe Smith (1882 - 1972)*
  Franklin Dewey Smith (1882 - 1933)*
  Hyrum Smith (1883 - 1905)*
  Jesse Nathaniel Smith (1884 - 1886)*
  Nephi Smith (1885 - 1886)*
  Rhoda Minerva (Minnie) Smith (1885 - 1886)*
  Diantha Smith Craig (1886 - 1977)*
  Martha Smith Schott (1887 - 1981)*
  Roxie Alice Smith (1887 - 1888)*
  Alma Smith (1888 - 1964)*
  Charles Rich Smith (1888 - 1908)*
  George Albert Smith (1889 - 1967)*
  James Holloman Smith (1889 - 1963)*
  Nephi Lot Smith (1889 - 1982)*
  Katharine Smith Freeman (1891 - 1969)*
  Edwin Dilworth Smith (1891 - 1952)*
  Frances Mary Smith Short (1891 - 1918)*
  James Martin Smith (1892 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emily Jane Smith Burk (1822 - 1886)*
  Joel Hough Smith (1824 - 1888)*
  Jesse Wells Smith (1826 - 1896)*
  Abiah Ann Smith McBride (1828 - 1854)*
  Lot Smith (1830 - 1892)
  William James Smith (1832 - 1899)*
  Hyrum Smith (1835 - 1855)*
  Horace Orval Smith (1837 - ____)*
  John Smith (1845 - 1845)*
  Olive Emily Smith Rice (1845 - 1886)**
  Nathaniel Smith (1847 - 1918)**
  Abel Smith (1849 - 1919)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Farmington City Cemetery
Farmington
Davis County
Utah, USA
Plot: D-4-4
 
Maintained by: Schott Family
Originally Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Jan 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23981985
Maj Lot Smith
Added by: Schott Family
 
Maj Lot Smith
Added by: Joan Law
 
Maj Lot Smith
Added by: Joan Law
 
 
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