Warren Smith (1808 - 1885)

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Birthplace: Davidson, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in American Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory, United States
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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, Weakley County, Tennessee. They had five children. In 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. Went to Carson, Nevada, where he lived 20 years, returning to Utah 1874. Died in May 1884 at American Fork, Utah County, Utah Territory.

Marriages and Children

  1. Married Lydia Alexander, 1830 at Weakley, Tennessee
    1. Melissa, married Stephen Mott
    2. Eldredge, married Sarah Dudley
    3. Benjamin Mark, married Agnes E. Wood
    4. Martha, married Henry Chipman
    5. Abinadi, married Docia Wheeler
  2. Married Amanda Melissa Barnes Smith in May 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois; later divorced
    1. Amanda, died child
    2. Warren Barnes born December 20, 1844, married Elizabeth Echo Mercer
    3. Sarah born September 1846, married George Burnham
  3. Married Rachel Blackburn in 1844, of Bond, Illinois
  4. Married Mahala Dudley c.1851
    1. Hyrum
    2. Lydia
    3. Carson
    4. Agnes
  5. Married Sarah Blackburn


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Warren Smith's Timeline

October 20, 1808
Davidson, Tennessee, United States
April, 1830
Age 21
Age 21
Weakley County, Tennessee, United States
January 1, 1834
Age 25
August 9, 1836
Age 27
May, 1840
Age 31
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
Age 31
December 20, 1844
Age 36
Nauvoo, IL, USA
December 20, 1845
Age 37
September 10, 1846
Age 37
Keosauqua, Van Buren, Ia