Agnes McDowell Smith
Our family at various times and places


Turning Hearts

"And he shall plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers. If it were not so, the whole earth would be utterly wasted at his coming." -Moroni quoting Malachi



C. R. Savage Photo of Thomas E. Ricks Company

from Cristie Smith Maybe's blogspot []

I’ve been anxious to post this wonderful picture taken by Charles R. Savage in the summer of 1866 somewhere on the plains from Nebraska to Salt Lake City. Mr. Savage was part of the Thomas E. Ricks mule train company that left in early July arriving in Salt Lake City on August 29, 1866. His purpose was to take pictures of the country, landmarks along the route. The bonus to our family is that we have ancestors that were on this very wagon train with him, Agnes McDowell Smith and her children a total of 11 in their group. Unfortunately, C. R. Savage wasn’t very successful in his trade while on this journey. You can read his trail excerpt and find out all the pitfalls of photography in the 1860’s -- it was hard enough being a pioneer, just imagine being a photographer as well! So, this one photo might be all that we have of the company made of 251 people. I like to imagine that somewhere in this picture one or two of those faces are Smith’s.

 Mayflower Descent

Terry Calder Smith – a 12th generation descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims 


1.  Terry Calder Smith, married Nancy Lynn Hampton, and is the son of

2.  Dolores Loveland, who married Dean Calder Smith, and is the daughter of       

3.  William Milford Loveland, who married Leone Calder, and is the son of

4.  Joel Chauncey Loveland Jr., who married Mariah Sarah Shirley, and is the son of

5.  Amanda Simmons, who married Joel Chauncey Loveland Sr., and is the daughter of 

6.  Amanda Chipman, who married William Bert Simmons, and is the daughter of 

7.  Heman Chipman, who married Irene Stoddard, and is the son of               

8.  Amni Chipman, who married Sarah Everts, and is the son of               

9.  Amos Chipman, who married Sarah Daggett, and is the son of               

10.  Thomas Chipman, who married Abigail Lothrop, and is the son of

11.  Samuel Chipman, who married Sarah Cobb, and is the son of

12.  Hope Howland, who married John Chipman, and is the daughter of

13. John Howland and Elizabeth Tillie (or Tilley), who arrived in America on the


  MAYFLOWER in 1630


1. John Alden and Priscilla Mullins were also passengers, and had a son named

2. Joseph Alden, who married Mary Simmons, and had a son named

3. John Alden, who married Hannah White, and had a daughter named                                           

4.  Mary Alden, who married Noah Thomas, and had a son named

5. Job Thomas, who married Molly Pratt, and had a daughter named                                    

6. Clarissa Thomas, who married Benjamin Dutton, and had a daughter named

7. Sophia Dutton, who married Jacob DeGraw, and had a daughter named

8. Juliette DeGraw, who married Levi Martin Hampton, and had a son named

9. Eli Hampton, who married Matilda Ruth Davis, and had a son named

10. Loring Bennett Hampton, who married Fanny Jane Merrill, and had a son named

11. Loring Merrill Hampton, who married Martha Beatrice Kooyman, and had a daughter named

12. Nancy Lynn Hampton, who married Terry Calder Smith


Nancy Lynn Hampton, an 11th generation descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims






 Loring's 80th Birthday Celebration at the Lion House

Cairnpark, in Durisdeer, Dumfries, Scotland

[thought to be the birthplace of Jane Lorimer Smith - photo courtesy of Tom Shaw]





Temple Blessings

"By virtue of the sacred priesthood in me vested....I promise you that with increased attendance in the temples of our God, you shall receive increased personal revelation to bless your life as you bless those who have died." 
      - President Ezra Taft Benson
- CR April 1987, p. 108. 

                Oquirrh Mountain Temple, South Jordan, Utah                       

Oquirrh Mountain Utah LDS Temple




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