|Birth: ||May 30, 1819|
|Death: ||Jan. 23, 1892|
Daughter of Anthony Smith and Sarah Mahurin/Mahuren
Raised by Dr. Priddy Meeks
Married - Orson Bennett Adams, 20 Mar 1836, Grayson Co., Kentucky
History - Susann Smith was the daughter of Anthony Smith and Sarah Marman. Her father died just before her birth and she was reared by her stepfather, Dr. Priddy Meeks.
Life was rather hard for Sarah until she married Orson Bennett Adams. Their first two children died at birth and she later adopted a son, John S. Page (Adams).
When the Mormon Battalion was called into service in July, 1846, Orson Bennett Adams was chosen as First Sergeant in Company C. Learning that a few women could accompany their husbands she left her three year old child with her mother, and accompanied Orson. Mrs. Adams had been reared in the home of a doctor and was able to do much to relieve the sick and afflicted in the troops while on the journey and when they were stationed at Pueblo.
The following September, after their arrival in the Valley in July, Susan was reunited with her mother and baby, they having arrived in the Jedediah M. Grant company. Her hardships did not cease here for food was scarce and they had nothing but the supplies left in their wagon. The next summer, 1848, Orson paid $50.00 for one hundred pounds of flour and one hundred pounds of shorts to leave with his family while he journeyed, with others, to the Missouri River. He was gone six months.
After his return they went to Parowan, Iron County, Utah. By this time Susan had been set apart as a midwife and spent much of her time among the sick. They were called to the Cotton Mission in Washington County and here they took an active part in pioneering a comparatively new land. Susan gave birth to a daughter at the age of forty years. She was an active church worker until the time of her death.
Sarah Mahurin Meeks (1802 - 1900)
Orson Bennett Adams (1815 - 1901)*
Created by: SMSmith
Record added: Feb 02, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 39088