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Warren Smith

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Birthplace: Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in American Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: American Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Smith and Rachel Warren
Husband of Sarah Smith Blackburn; Lydia Smith Alexander and Mahala (Dudley) Johnston Smith
Ex-husband of Amanda Melissa Smith Barnes and Rachel (Blackburn) Smith Overstreet
Father of Melissa Mott Smith; Eldredge Smith; Benjamin Mark Smith; Martha Selinda Chipman Smith; Abinadi Smith and 9 others

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About Warren Smith

NOTE: Amanda Melissa Barnes married two different men both of which were named Warren Smith. Do not merge the two Warren Smiths together.

Warren Smith (1808 - 1885), son of Charles Smith and Rachel Warren, was born near Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee on 20 October 1808. He married Lydia Alexander, daughter of Randall and Maria Alexander, in 1830 at Weakley County, Tennessee. They had five children. In May 1840, he married Amanda Barnes Smith (widow of another Warren Smith) at Nauvoo, Illinois. Amanda had four children from her previous marriage; she and Warren Smith had three children together before divorcing. He had three additional plural wives.

Warren Smith came to Utah in September 1850 as the captain of his own company. He went to Carson City, Nevada, where he lived 20 years, returning to Utah in 1874. He died at the age of 76 on 12 May 1884 at American Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory.

Marriages and Children

  1. Lydia Alexander (1810 - 1839), married 1830 Weakley County, Tennessee
    1. Melissa Smith (born circa 1830), married Stephen Mott
    2. Eldredge Smith (born circa 1832), married Sarah Dudley
    3. Benjamin Mark Smith (1834 - 1912), married Agnes E. Wood
    4. Martha Smith (1836 - 1858), married Henry Chipman
    5. Abinadi Smith (born circa 1838), married Docia Wheeler
  2. Amanda Melissa Barnes Smith (1809 - 1886), married May 1840 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; later divorced
    1. Amanda Melvina Smith (1842 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois - 1843)
    2. Warren Barnes Smith (born 20 December 1844), married Elizabeth Echo Mercer
    3. Sarah Smith (born September 1846), married George Burnham
  3. Rachel Blackburn (1813 - 1876), married 1844; divorced before 1850
    1. Charles Smith (1845 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois - 1880)
    2. Ephraim Smith (1847 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois - 1918)
  4. Mahala Dudley (1822 - 1885), widow of George Givens Johnston, married c.1851
    1. Hyrum Carson Smith (1852 - 1920)
    2. Lydia Smith (1853 - 1860)
    3. Joseph Carson Smith (1855 - 1875)
    4. Agnes Smith (1857 - 1860)
  5. Sarah Blackburn; no issue

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Warren Smith's Timeline

1808
October 20, 1808
Davidson, Tennessee, United States
1830
April 1830
Age 21
1830
Age 21
1830
Age 21
Weakley County, Tennessee, United States
1832
1832
Age 23
1834
January 1, 1834
Age 25
Tennessee, United States
1836
August 9, 1836
Age 27
TN, USA
1838
1838
Age 29
1840
May 1840
Age 31
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States
1844
December 20, 1844
Age 36
Nauvoo, IL, USA