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Jeannette Maria "Janett" Smith Smith
Birth: Jan. 20, 1840
Great Missenden
Chiltern District
Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Jan. 19, 1928
Cache County
Utah, USA

Daughter of George Smith and Caroline Harrison

Married Samuel Smith, 7 May 1857, Salt Lake City, Utah

Children - Abraham Smith, Letitia Smith, Thomas Smith, James George Smith, Leslie Smith, Lester Smith, Ernest Carlos Smith, Charles Eli Smith

History - In her journal, Jenett writes of her life in Brigham City. When her first baby was two weeks old, the United States armies were expected to wipe this people (Mormons) off the earth and the people were told by church leaders to move south to Utah County. She was too ill to travel so was left behind with one or two other women who were also too ill. Only one man, the sheriff, was left to guard the town. After a week or so, her husband, Samuel returned, being so worried about her, and moved her south on her bed.

Jenett witnessed the time when it was almost impossible to raise enough bread stuff to subsist on, during the grasshopper and cricket famine of 7 years. They would go to the hill sides, farm lands, and hunt roots of various plants which they used to take the place of cereals and grains. Wild mint from willow patches for tea and dried carrots ground for coffee or a burnt crust of bread if any were to be had. All these things went to make people very independent and learn to keep themselves without money.

She was the first milliner Brigham City had for many years. She and her children would also follow the threshing machines and get the consent of the farmers to let them take the bundles of grain and cut the heads off into a sheet and then would carry the straw home where she would make it into braid for hats. She made all sorts of hats for men, women and children and people would come from all over the country to buy her hats.

*Name - Her birth certificate has her first name spelled Jennett Maria. Her death certificate has her name spelled Janett. On the burial marker in Brigham City her name is spelled Jeannette. Also her family spelled her name Jeanetta and Jannette.

Family Histories of the Smith Family

Brigham City Cemetery Map 
Family links: 
  George Smith (1816 - 1893)
  Caroline Harrison Smith (1813 - 1894)
  Samuel Smith (1818 - 1895)*
  Abraham Smith (1858 - 1932)*
  Letitia Smith Dunn (1860 - 1929)*
  Thomas Smith (1863 - 1946)*
  James George Smith (1865 - 1934)*
  Leslie Smith (1869 - 1869)*
  Lester Smith (1870 - 1874)*
  Ernest Carlos Smith (1875 - 1927)*
  Charles Eli Smith (1879 - 1952)*
  James George Smith (1837 - 1923)*
  George Samuel Smith (1838 - 1911)*
  Jeannette Maria Smith Smith (1840 - 1928)
  Caroline Smith Smith (1841 - 1929)*
  Sarah Smith (1844 - 1893)*
  Joseph Harrison Smith (1846 - 1900)*
  Emma Smith Mooney (1850 - 1932)*
  Lorenzo Daniel Smith (1852 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Brigham City Cemetery
Brigham City
Box Elder County
Utah, USA
Plot: B-16-50-13
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Record added: May 27, 2006
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