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Death of Leonard I. Smith

Death of Leonard I. Smith

Posted: 4 Nov 2001 2:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 May 2002 12:11AM GMT
Surnames: Smith, Stewart, Thompson
I am wondering if there is more information concerning the death of Leonard I. Smith. He was shot in Erda apparently while quarreling. If you have anymore information please let me know. If there is any info about his children also would be of great help. Especially about Charles Randolph (b. 1872)

Re: Death of Leonard I. Smith

Posted: 5 Nov 2001 8:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jul 2005 5:51PM GMT
Surnames: Warburton, Stewart

There is a wonderful history of Tooele County in nine volumes, written over many years by George Tripp, that resides in the Tooele Public Library (Reference Section), the Utah Historical Society and a few other places. Unfortunately, it was never published for general distribution. I have used it in Tooele and have found terrific amounts of information about relatives in the Tooele area. Much of it is taken from newspaper accounts of the time for various events. The history covers the early settlements (1849) to 1890 or so, and is amazingly detailed.

An example is that I was able to read of the accidental death of my GGGrandfather, Benjamin Thompson Stewart, in 1877 when he and his wagon toppled off Soldier's Bridge south of Tooele.

I suspect that a full reporting of Leonard I. Smith's demise and accounts surrounding it would be in it.

Good luck,

Jerry Carbiener
Minden, NV

Re: Sarah Steward (m.) Leonard ????

Posted: 20 Nov 2001 9:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Mar 2004 8:06AM GMT
Surnames: Smith, Stewart, Thompson, Orgill
Would your STEWART family have a Sarah Stewart who was Leonard Spouse?? I think that My sarah was born in england or scotland and came to Utah at an early age. She was possibly born in Scotland May 28, 1850She would possibly marry Leonard in 1968.

Re: Sarah Steward (m.) Leonard ????

Posted: 7 Sep 2007 11:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Steward (AKA Stewart), Smith
Was wondering if you still needed information on Sarah Stewart Smith? I have some information including her picture. Sarah was born on 28 May 1848/1850 in Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland. You mentioned you were interest in Charles Randolph Smith (AKA Samuel R Smith) was her son born on 18 Feb 1872 in Tooele, Tooele, Utah to Sarah and Leonard (Lenidore)Ishmael Smith. I also have a copy of some newspaper articles explaining how Leonard died. Sarah was his fifth wife if I remember right. Charles was my Great Grandfather. Please contact me if you would like more information.

Thank You

Re: Death of Leonard I. Smith

Posted: 15 Feb 2009 2:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jerry, Benjamin Thompson Stewart is also my gggrandfather. I have never heard that story about his death. Would love to hear from you. Sue

Re: Death of Leonard I. Smith

Posted: 16 Feb 2009 7:07PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Stewart
Hi Sue,

Nice to learn of a new "cousin"! I suppose we ought to put this in to the Stewart subject as I don't think our line had any relationship to poor Mr. Leonard I Smith.

However, to answer you. I first learned of the cause of Benjamin's death from the "History of Tooele County", by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, published in 1961 by the Transcript Bulletin Publishing Co., Tooele, UT.

It has brief biographies of many of the early pioneers to Tooele County and Benjamin's is included. In it, is stated: Benjamin Thomson Stewart was born September 26, 1826 or 1827 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, the son of James Stewart and Margaret Cassels. On January 12, 1850, he married Agnes Gillespie. They were parents of eleven children. Within a year after their marriage they started the long trip to Zion. They crossed the plains in 1853 with Capt. Moses Clawson's Company. They settled at Tooele where they lived the remainder of their lives and reared their family. He had a little farm west of Tooele where he made a meager living, but after Johnston's Army came to Utah in 1857 he turned his farm into a truck garden and supplied the Camp with produce. After the army moved, he sold his vegetables and fruits to the miners at Stockton for many years. When he failed to return from a trip on August 10, 1877, Agnes became worried and sent friends to look for him. He was found dead under his wagon in the bottom of the gully at Soldier's Bridge. It was assumed that his horses had become frightened and run away, overturning the wagon.
- Dora Stewart Allen as told her by James Lawrence Stewart."

I have some other info on Benjamin and will be happy to share. I am descended from their daughter Martha, born in Tooele in 1855, how about you?

Look forward to hearing from you.



Re: Death of Leonard I. Smith

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 4:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Jerry, You are probably right about it being on the Stewart site, I am just not smart enough to know how to do it.
Anyway, my great grandmother is Mary, born in Tooele in 1861, married Daniel Josiah Parry.
Send me you e:amil address and I will send you whatever I have,Altho admittedly not alot.
Nice to meet you also, Sue

Re: Death of Leonard I. Smith

Posted: 10 Mar 2009 4:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stewart
Hi Again Sue,

I sent you my email address through this site, but haven't heard from you for several weeks, so on the offchance you didn't get that message, here is my email address:

I look forward to hearing from you about the Stewarts and I have more on Benjamin as well. Your Ggrandmother Mary is my Ggrandmother Martha's sister

Thanks and regards,


Re: Sarah Steward (m.) Leonard ????

Posted: 15 Jan 2010 6:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
I would ABSOLUTLEY LOVE ANY INFO OR PICTURES!!!! you have on this family!!! I live in Tooele Utah and my grandmother is Barbara Roberts her mother
Clarissa Dansie her mother
Alice Smith her mother
Sarah Stewart!!!!
I am 6th generation to this family line and any info would be amazing!!! Thanks so much!!!

Re: Death of Leonard I. Smith

Posted: 9 Feb 2012 5:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, everyone.

I am looking for a Leonard I. Smith who served an LDS mission in South Africa in the 1800's. He was from Utah. I know that's not much to go on, but that's all I've got.

This Leonard I. Smith converted my GGGGrandfather, Henry Talbot, to Mormonism. Henry and his family moved to America and crossed the plains to Utah with the Saints. Generations later, my Talbot ancestors married into a Utah Smith family and I'm trying to see if there is a family connection from my Smith family to this Leonard I. Smith. How ironic would that be?!

Loni Smith Schneider
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