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Abigail Sasson DeMont Smith
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1800
Aurelius
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1883
Mendon
Cache County
Utah, USA

Note: The tombstone shows the death year as 1884, but
records show 1883 on familysearch, ancestry.com, and Mendon Cemetery records.)

Abigail married Jeremiah Smith in 1817.(US Marriage record). They had nine children. He was born 13 Sep 1796 and died 23 Aug 1842 in Bertrand, Michigan.

[Compiled from three one-page histories held at the DUP library, submitted by Barbara R. Pehrson and Janet Dawson, both of Salt Lake City.]
Abigail [Sasson]DeMont was born in Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York. She married Jeremiah Smith when she was about seventeen years old. Their first three children were born in Junius, Seneca County, New York. Her next three children were born in Perry, Genesee County, New York. The family moved to Monroe, Ashtabula County, Ohio where her last two children were born. Then they moved to Bertrand, Berrien County, Michigan where their youngest daughter was born. In August of 1842, Abigail's husband died at the age of forty five. Her son, Jonathan, was interested in joining the LDS Church. She did everything she could to prevent him from having anything to do with the church. She became converted to the church and moved her family to Nauvoo, Illinois. They were forced from their home in Nauvoo and went to Council Bluffs. Her son Richard joined the Mormon Battalion. Abigail traveled with her sons and their families to Salt Lake Valley in 1848 in Heber C. Kimball's second company under Isaac Higbee.
The families settled in Farmington. Abigail remained self sufficient and ran her own farm. When she joined the gospel, she did it with her whole heart and served the church faithfully. Near the end of her life, she moved in with her daughter. She died in September 1883 and was buried in Mendon, Cache County, Utah.

CHILDREN:
Thomas Sasson 3 Apr 1818
Polly 17 Jul 1821 (died age 2)
Sarah Alice 25 Mar 1823
Jonathan 24 Nov 1827
Richard Demont 10 Jul 1828
George Edward 17 Aug 1832 (died as infant)
Henry 15 Apr 1834
Jesse Willlard 13 Oct 1836
Lorette Helen 23 My 1840

[One history has the statement Abigail was of French origin but the records show that her parents had emigrated from England. I do not know of any definite information that Abigail was of French origin other than that the DeMont surname is supposedly of French origin. Msb]

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Richard DeMont (1777 - 1840)
  Mary Sasson DeMont (1780 - 1841)
 
 Spouse:
  Jeremiah Smith (1795 - 1842)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Sasson Smith (1818 - 1890)*
  Jonathan Smith (1825 - 1899)*
  Jesse Willard Smith (1836 - 1905)*
  Loretta Helen Smith Bigler (1840 - 1895)*
 
 Sibling:
  Abigail Sasson DeMont Smith (1800 - 1883)
  Edward DeMont (1818 - 1851)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mendon City Cemetery
Mendon
Cache County
Utah, USA
Plot: Lot 065
 
Created by: Sunflower Lady
Record added: Jan 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33304339
Abigail Sasson <i>DeMont</i> Smith
Added by: Colin George
 
Abigail Sasson <i>DeMont</i> Smith
Added by: Sunflower Lady
 
Abigail Sasson <i>DeMont</i> Smith
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- SRBentz
 Added: Apr. 23, 2014
Jeremiah Smith and Abigail Sasson DeMont are my ggg grandparents.
- Sunflower Lady
 Added: Sep. 14, 2013

- Connie Matteson
 Added: Nov. 4, 2012
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