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Lott, Elizabeth Davis


11 Mar. 1791–16 Dec. 1876. Born in Riverhead, Suffolk Co., New York. Daughter of Gilbert Davis and Abigail Reeve. Christened Presbyterian. Moved to Southold, Suffolk Co., by 1810. Married first Gilbert Goldsmith, 13 Apr. 1811, in Cutchogue, Suffolk Co. Joined Methodist church. Married second Joseph Blanchett Brackenbury, ca. 1818. Moved to Newton Township (later in New York City), Kings Co., New York, by Nov. 1820. Moved to New London, Huron Co., Ohio, 1824. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by John Carl, 10 Apr. 1831. Moved to Big Blue settlement, Jackson Co., Missouri, 1832. Married third Jabez Durfee (Durphy), 3 Mar. 1834, in Clay Co., Missouri. Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, ca. 1835; to Daviess Co., Missouri, Dec. 1837; to Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois, 1838; and to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1839. Identified in some sources as a plural wife of JS. Present with Emma Smith in Nauvoo when JS’s body was brought from Carthage, Hancock Co., June 1844. Married Cornelius Lott as a plural wife, 22 Jan. 1846, in Nauvoo. Moved to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), 1846; back to Quincy; to Pike Co., Illinois, by 1850; to Salt Lake City, 1855; to De Kalb Co., Missouri, 1857; back to Salt Lake City, 1858; to Washington, De Kalb Co., Missouri, by 1860; to Denver, ca. 1862; to San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., California, 1865; back to Salt Lake City, 1868; and to White Cloud, Doniphan Co., Kansas, by 1870. Baptized into Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 14 Nov. 1869. Died in White Cloud.


Alternate Names

Davis, Elizabeth

Durfee (Durphy), Elizabeth Davis

Goldsmith, Elizabeth Davis

Brackenbury, Elizabeth Davis