Allen Freeman Smithson was born 14 February 1816 in Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, United States to James Bartlett Smithson (1767-1838) and Sarah Blanks Weatherford (1780-1866) and died 27 September 1877 Paria, Kane County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Lettisha Hollis Holladay (1823-1849) 9 April 1840 in Marion County, South Carolina. He married Jennette Burton Taylor (1826-1912) 16 December 1849 in Utah.

Mississippi Saints 1846 Pioneer Company


Numbered amoung the participants in the Mississippi Saints 1846 Pioneer Company, a early Mormon pioneer wagon train that left Mississippi in 1846 to join the Mormon exodus to Utah. This group Brigham Young's vanguard company and spent the winter of 1846/47 at Fort Pueblo where the were joined by soldiers of the sick detachment of the Mormon Battalion. They reached Salt Lake City in late summer of 1847.


Offspring of Allen Freeman Smithson and Lettisha Hollis Holladay (1823-1849)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Bartley Smithson (1841-1910) 6 October 1841 Parkerville, Marion County, Alabama, United States 7 August 1910 947 Myers Street, San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, United States Jane Cadd (1851-1933)
Sarah Catherine Smithson (1843-1897) 19 February 1843 Parkerville, Marion County, Alabama, United States 1897 Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States William Jackson Couch (1836-1910)
James Daniel Smithson (1844-1908) 19 September 1844 Fayette, Fayette County, Alabama, United States 10 September 1908 Woodruff, Navajo County, Arizona, United States Elizabeth Louisa Dorrity (1846-1892) Elizabeth Louisa Dorrity (1846-1892) Julia Henrietta Merrell (1859-1914)
Mary Emma Smithson (1846-1921) 1 March 1846 Parkerfield, Marion County, Alabama, United States 19 November 1921 Safford, Graham County, Arizona, United States Robert Adam Smith (1837-1917)
Lehi MIcajah Smithson (1848-1932)

Offspring of Allen Freeman Smithson and Jennette Burton Taylor (1826-1912)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Nephi Smithson (1850-1901)
Moroni Taylor Smithson (1851-1912)
Alma Smithson (1852-1914)
Joseph Smithson (1854-1931)
Hyrum Smithson (1855-1933)
Charles William Smithson (1856-1922)
Allen Smithson (1857-1922)
Marion Smithson (1859-1859)
Elizabeth Jenett Smithson (1861-1949)
George Albert Smithson (1862-1862)
David Robert Smithson (1863-1941)
Henry Smithson (1864-1947)
Margaret Lucinda Smithson (1866-1883)
Martha Caroline Smithson (1867-1868)



Vital Records

Obituary of Allen Freeman Smithson:

At Pahreah Kane County, September 27th, 1877, at 2 o'cock a.m., of typhoid fever, ALLEN FREEMAN SMITHSON, son of Bartley and Sarah Smithson, aged 61 years, 7 months and 16 days. Deceased was born February 11th, 1816, at Pendleton County, South Carolina, and was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints December 7th, 1843, by Elder Benjamin Clapp, in Marion County, Alabama. He emigrated with the Saints to Utah, and arrived in Salt Lake City July 29th, 1847. In 1851 he went to California, remained there until the fall of 1857, and returned to Utah and settled at Beaver, Beaver County, and from there volunteered to go and build of the south. Arrived in Washington County in 1859, and endured the hardships of Dixie faithfully until 1872, when he was called by Prest. F. Snow to Pahreah, where he acted as Bishop of the Pahreah Ward until his death, and as President of the United Order, which was organized in 1874, and was a faithful worker therin until his death. He was a kind husband and father and was beloved by all who knew him. He was the father of nineteen children. He leaves a large family and many friends to mourn his loss. He was an honest, upright and an industrious man, and died a faithful Latter-day Saint, and in hopes of a glorious resurrection.

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