Abigail's Top Matches
About Abigail Smith (Demont)
Departure: 7 June 1848 Arrival: 24 September 1848
Company Information: 662 individuals were in the company when it began its journey from the outfitting post at Winter Quarters, Nebraska.
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 died 23 Aug 1842 in Bertrand, Michigan. She joined the LDS church. Being a widow, she migrated to Utah with her son, Thomas Sasson Smith (Farminton Cemetery #106500)and daughter in-law, Polly Clark (Farmington Cemetery #106481), arriving in 1848. She died in Mendon, Utah.
- Jonathon Smith (1825 - 1899)*
- Loretta Helen Smith Bigler (1840 - 1895)*
Burial: Mendon City Cemetery Mendon Cache County Utah, USA Plot: Lot 065 --------------------
!There are other dates listed for Bap. etc.
On LDS.org under the "Mormon Pioneer Overland 1847-1868" we find that she was the Heber. C. Kimball company along with her son Thomas Sasson Smith his wife Polly Clark Smoth and 2 of their children as listed there they were names Almy Jennett, 4 yrs. and Alvira Evelette 1 yr.
Baptism 19 Jan 1886 and 8 May 1969
Endowment 20 Jan 1886 and 29 Mar 1852
Sealed to parents 14 May 1958 SL and 12 Oct 1972 Lg.
All baptisms and endowments found on microfiche
She was left a widow with two married children, and five children ranging in age from 17 to 2 years old. Life had not been easy. Within two years she had lost both parents and her husband, and to top that off her oldest son had found a new religion. (Thomas Sasson Smith had become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints)
In a history of her son Thomas Sasson Smith it states:
"We know that Thomas' father and mother, Jeremiah and Abigail Smith, were living in Ashtabula Co., Ohio between 1833 and 1836 for two of their children were born there.
The Jeremiah Smith family was living in Bertrand, Berrien, Michigan where their last child was born in 1840. Two years later Thomas' father Jeremiah Smith died in August 1842............
Thomas' widowed mother also accepted the gospel. She was Baptized in Nauvoo, Illinois in July 1845".