Abraham Owen Smoot Sr.

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1815 February 17
Death Date
1895 March 6
Gender
Male

Born in Owen County, Kentucky

1815 February 17
Mother
Ann Rowllett
Father
George W Smoot

Served in Southern States Mission

1835 January–1837 January (Age 19) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio
Additional Notes

Abraham Owen Smoot labored as a local Elder in Tennessee and Kentucky. This entry is a letter from Wilford Woodruff, in which he reports the fruits of his labors and mentions Abraham O. Smoot. JH, 23 June 1835. On this day, it was necessary for Abraham O. Smoot to return to his home in the south on account of ill health according to Wilford Woodruff. JH: 23 Jan 1837. Jenson says he began his mission on this date.[CR 100 160 ID 1837-1]

Baptized by Warren Parrish

1835 March 22 (Age 20)

Served in Southern States Mission

1841 August–1842 July (Age 26) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Illinois
Additional Notes

Appointed to serve a mission in Charleston, South Carolina at a special conference held in Nauvoo, Illinois, 16 Aug 1841. Source: JH: 16 Aug 1841

Served in Joseph Smith Presidential Campaign Mission

1844 April 15–January (Age 29) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Illinois
Additional Notes

 Abraham O. Smoot and Alphonzo  A. Young were appointed to preside over the Elders called on a special mission to Tennessee.  The Elders were to preach the gospel and assist with Joseph Smith's presidential campaign.

Served in Southern States Mission

1844 October 8 (Age 29) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Illinois
Additional Notes

JH: 8 Oct 1844: BY selected men from the HP quorum to go out on missions in the US. Abraham O. Smoot was 2nd on the list. JH: 16 Feb 1845 - Abraham O. Smoot presided at a conference held in Tuscaloosa county, Alabama. He was serving the Five Mile Branch of Perry County, with 22 members. At the conference, he delivered a discourse on the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment.

Served in British Mission

1851 September–1852 January (Age 36) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

JH: 8 Sep 1851 - At a general conference of the church in Salt Lake City, Abraham O. Smoot, along with 4 others, was called to serve a mission in England.

arrived in field

1851 December 29 (Age 36)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1856–1857 (Age 41) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

Abraham O. Smoot went to the States in charge of the Mail. He is referred to as Bishop A. O. Smoot. For the journey, he was appointed captain. JH: 22 Apr 1856 He also obtained goods and supplies for the church. [LDS BE]

Served in Southern States Mission

1880 November–1881 June (Age 65) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Provo, Utah, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Jos F Smith

Death

1895 March 6 (Age 80)
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