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Salisbury, Katherine Smith. See Smith, Katherine

Salisbury, Wilkins Jenkins (1809-1856), blacksmith. Born at Lebanon, Madison County, New York. Member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He married Joseph Smith’s sister, Katherine, at Kirtland, Ohio, 1831. Parents of eight children. Participated in the march of Zion’s Camp to Missouri, 1834. Expelled from the Church for un-Christian conduct in 1836. Moved with the Church to Missouri and Illinois. Remained at Plymouth, Hancock County, Illinois where he died. [PJSv1]

Salisbury, Wilkins Jenkins (1809-1856), blacksmith. Born at Lebanon, Madison County, New York. Member of the first quorum of the seventy. He married Joseph Smith’s sister, Katherine, at Kirtland, Ohio, 1831. Parents of eight children. Participated in the march of Zion’s Camp to Missouri, 1834. Expelled from the Church for un-Christian conduct in 1836. Moved with the Church to Missouri and Illinois. Remained at Plymouth, Hancock County, Illinois, where he died. [PJSv2]

Sanders, John (1801-1844), born in Alston, England, where he kept a grocery and provision store. Married Margaret Bentley. Among the first converts to Mormonism in England. Migrated to America and located at Nauvoo, Illinois, 1841. Died at Nauvoo. [PJSv2]

Sanderson was originally from Tennessee but lived 4 miles from Ray County, Missouri when he hosted McLellin, July 9, 1834. Possibly Edward Sanderson. [McLellin]

Sayers, Edward (1802-1860), gardener, horticulturist; born in England. Married Ruth Vose of Boston at St. Louis in 1841. Resided at Nauvoo, Illinois before crossing the plains to Utah. Living in Salt Lake City in 1850. [PJSv2]

Schott, Anne. See Whitmer, Anne Schott

Schott, Elizabeth Ann. See Whitmer, Elizabeth Ann Schott

Scobey, Almira Mack. See Covey, Almira Mack Scobey

Scobey, Almira Mack. See Mack, Almira

Scott, Colonel John, a Deist who hosted McLellin and Pratt as well as several appointments in Greene County, Illinois, Mar.-May 1833. Possibly John W. Scott. [McLellin]

Scott, Jacob. Baptized and ordained elder before June 1831. Ordained high priest 3 June 1831. Appointed by revelation to travel to Jackson County, Missouri, with Edson Fuller 6 June 1831; apparently did not go. Left Church 1831. Positive identification cannot be made, but this Jacob Scott did not join the Church in Upper Canada. [Cook]

Scott, R., hosted McLellin overnight near Carrollton, Illinois, on Apr. 24, 1833. Possibly Robert J. Scott, who arrived from Ohio in 1825 and settled land north of Brouilletts Creek. An R. B. Scott is also listed. [McLellin]

Scott, Walter (1796-1861), preacher and religious reformer, was born at Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Educated at Edinburgh University. Scott emigrated to America in 1818, and taught school in New York. Three years later in Pittsburgh he met Alexander Campbell, a Baptist minister. Together they studied the scriptures and determined that Christendom had departed from New Testament purity. As independent preachers they labored to correct the evils they saw. Largely due to Scott’s influence the "Reformers" ceased to regard themselves Baptists. As a partner of Campbell’s, Scott wrote extensively for the Christian Baptist, and Millennial Harbinger. Scott established the evangelistic pattern and method of propaganda that characterized the Disciples.             While in Pittsburgh, Scott met Sidney Rigdon, then pastor of a small Baptist church in the city, and the congregations of the two men were united into one body. Scott died at Mayslick, Mason County, Kentucky. [PJSv1]

Sears was a Methodist who hosted McLellin and David Patten near Wolcott, New York, June 7, 1835. Several Sears families are listed. [McLellin]

Secrets, William, was a Methodist preacher living near Crittenden, Kentucky, May 26, 1836. Married Sally Ann Jones on Dec. 8, 1829. [McLellin]

Seely, George, hosted a meeting and subscribed to the Star in Missouri, Mar. 1833. [McLellin]

Seixas, Joshua (1802-187?), Hebraist, text-book writer. Lived in New York City. Attracted attention by promising a reading knowledge of Hebrew in six weeks, classes meeting one hour a day. Taught Hebrew in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, at Princeton Theological Seminary, the Seminary at Brunswick, New Jersey, and Andover Theological Seminary. His A Manual Hebrew Grammar for the Use of Beginners was published in 1833. In 1835 he taught at Oberlin College, Ohio. After completing the course at Oberlin, Seixas was hired for a six-week term of instruction at the Western Reserve College in Hudson, beginning in December and ending 23 January 1836. Three days later he arrived at Kirtland where he taught Hebrew from 26 January-29 March 1836. After returning to New York, Seixas founded the first choir of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, where he served many years as instructor of Hebrew. He died in New York. [PJSv1]

Seixas, Joshua (1802-187?), Hebraist, textbook writer. Lived in New York City. Attracted attention by promising a reading knowledge of Hebrew in six weeks, classes meeting one hour a day. Taught Hebrew in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, at Princeton Theological Seminary, the Seminary at Brunswick, New Jersey, and Andover Theological Seminary. His A Manual of Hebrew Grammar for the Use of Beginners was published in 1833. In 1835 he taught at Oberlin College, Ohio. Among his students was Lorenzo Snow, whose sister Eliza had joined the Latter-day Saints and was then living in the Joseph Smith household in Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph possibly first heard of Seixas from this source, or from Daniel Peixotto, whose wife, Rachel, was Seixas’s cousin. After completing the course at Oberlin, Seixas was hired for a six-week term of instruction at the Western Reserve College in Hudson, beginning in December and ending 23 January 1836. Three days later he arrived at Kirtland, where he taught Hebrew from 26 January to 29 March 1836. After returning to New York, Seixas founded the first choir of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, where he served many years as instructor of Hebrew. He died in New York. [PJSv2]

Sessions, Perrigrine (1814-93). Born on June 15, 1814, in Newry, Maine, to David Sessions and Patty Bartlett. Married Julia Ann Kilgore on Sept. 21, 1834, and they had two children. Was baptized on Sept. 17, 1835. Hosted one of McLellin’s appointments in New Hampshire, Aug. 21, 1835. Was ordained a seventy on Apr. 26, 1839, and a high priest in 1858. Served missions to Maine in 1843 and England in 1852-54. Farmer and stockraiser. Died on June 3, 1893, in Bountiful, Utah. [McLellin, s.v. "Cessions"]

Seymour, William (1780-1848), congressman, jurist; born in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Moved to Windsor, Broome County, New York, 1793 and Binghamton, 1802, where he studied law. Returned to Windsor, 1807. Prosecution lawyer in the 1830 Joseph Smith trial in Chenango County. Justice of the Peace, 1812-1828; appointed first judge of the court of common pleas of Broome County, 1833-35, 1837-47. Elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives, 1835-37. Practiced law at Binghamton until his death there. [PJSv1]

Sharp, Thomas Coke (1818-1894), lawyer, newspaper editor; born at Mt. Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey. Studied law in Pennsylvania. Located at Warsaw, Hancock County, Illinois, 1840. Married Hannah Wilcox, 1842. Bought and began to publish The Western World in 1840; changed the name of the paper to Warsaw Signal the following year. Sold the paper in 1842; repurchased it in 1844; resold it in 1846. He was a leading spokesman for the anti-Mormon cause in Hancock County. One of those indicted for the murder of Joseph Smith. Elected justice of the peace, 1851; and first mayor of Warsaw, 1853. Returned to journalism in 1854, when he bought the Warsaw Express. Elected county judge, 1864. After expiration of his term, returned to practice of law, and edited the Carthage Gazette. Died at Carthage, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Shattuck, Sally, was baptized by McLellin in Errol, New Hampshire, Aug. 1835. [McLellin]

Shearer, Vienna Jaques. See Jaques, Vienna

Sheldon, Crawford Bernon (1799-1869), born at Delhi, Delaware County, New York. Married Joanna C. Trippe, 1820. [PJSv2]

Shelledy, Lawyer, helped McLellin settle his affairs in Paris, Illinois. [McLellin]

Sherman, Lyman R. (1804-1839), born at Monkton, Addison County, Vermont. Married Delcena Didamia Johnson, 1829. Converted to Mormonism, 1832. Participant in Zion’s Camp, 1834. One of the presidents of the seventy, 1835-37. Appointed to Kirtland high council, 1837. Moved to Far West, Missouri, 1838. Called to apostleship in 1839 but died before he could be notified and ordained. [PJSv1]

Sherman, Lyman Royal (1804-1839), born at Monkton, Addison County, Vermont. Married Delcena Didamia Johnson, 1829. Converted to Mormonism, 1832. Participant in Zion’s Camp, 1834. One of the presidents of the seventy, 1835-37. Appointed to Kirtland high council, 1837. Moved to Far West, Missouri, 1838. Called to apostleship in 1839 but died before he could be notified and ordained. [PJSv2]

Sherman, Lyman Royal. Son of Elkanah Sherman and Aseneth Hulbert. Born 22 May 1804, at Monkton, Addison County, Vermont. Married Delcena Didamia Johnson 16 January 1829. Six children: Alvira, Mary E., Albey Lyman, Seth, Daniel, and Susan Julia. Baptized January 1832. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1833. Member of Zion’s Camp. Ordained president of Seventy 28 February 1835. Received revelation through Joseph Smith 26 December 1835. Participated in Kirtland Temple dedication 1836. Called to fill vacancy in Kirtland high council 10 October 1837. Moved to Far West, Missouri, by October 1838. Called as temporary high councilor in Far West, Missouri, 13 December 1838. Called to apostleship 16 January 1839, but not notified or ordained before death February 1839, in Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri. Proxy sealing to Delcena Johnson in Nauvoo Temple 24 January 1846. [Cook]

Shersey, Sarah. See Miller, Sarah Shersey

Sherwood, Henry Garlie (1785-1862), surveyor; born at Kingsbury, Washington County, New York. Converted to Mormonism, 1832. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio about 1834. Appointed to the Kirtland high council, 1837; the Nauvoo high council, 1839; and the Salt Lake stake high council in 1849. Elected Nauvoo city marshall in 1841. Commissary general for the Mormon pioneer exodus to Utah, 1847-48. To San Bernardino, California in 1852. Appointed surveyor for San Bernardino County in 1853. Returned to Salt Lake City in 1856 and served as agent for the Pony Express. Died at San Bernardino, California. [PJSv2]

Sherwood, Henry Garlie. Born 20 April 1785 at Kinsbury, Washington County, New York. Baptized before August 1832. Ordained elder by Jared and Simeon Carter August 1832. Moved to Kirtland about 1834. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Received blessing for working on Kirtland Temple 8 March 1835. Owned stock in Kirtland Safety Society. Appointed member of Kirtland high council 3 September 1837. Ordained high councilor 9 September 1837. Moved to Missouri 1838. Resided in DeWitt, Missouri, and in Daviess County. Expelled from DeWitt September 1838. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Appointed to sell Mormon properties in Clay County, Missouri, 5 April 1839. Appointed to travel to England with members of Twelve 6 May 1839. Did not fulfill assignment. Located in Commerce, Illinois, in summer of 1839. Miraculously healed from malaria fever by Joseph Smith 22 July 1839. Appointed member of Nauvoo high council 6 October 1839. Served as clerk for Nauvoo high council 1839-March 1840. Member of Nauvoo high council 1839-46. Appointed to assist in selling lots in City of Nauvoo 1840. Elected first Nauvoo city marshal 3 February 1841. Appointed to serve mission to New Orleans 16 August 1841. Left after 9 October 1841. Returned to Nauvoo by 30 April 1842. Appointed member of committee of three to build houses for wives of Twelve in England 1840. Two missions in 1845, locations unknown. Received endowment 12 December 1845. Sealed in Nauvoo Temple to Jane McMangle 21 January 1846. Sealed in Nauvoo Temple to Marcia Abbott 21 January 1846. To Salt Lake Valley by 1848. Appointed member of Salt Lake Stake high council March 1849. Made drawing of first survey of Salt Lake City on sheepskin. Left Salt Lake City for San Bernardino, California, September 1852 to survey ranch purchased by Church leaders. Appointed surveyor for San Bernardino County 1853. Conflict with Church leaders 1855-56. Appears to have apostatized 1855. Returned to Utah 1856. Agent in Salt Lake City for Pony Express Company. Returned to San Bernardino; died there 24 November 1867. [Cook]

SHERWOOD, Samuel, wrote a letter against Mormonism dated Feb. 25, (probably 1833) from Independence, Missouri, which was read on Apr. 21, 1833, by Rev. Peck at an appointment for McLellin and Parley Pratt in Greene County, Illinois. A copy of the letter was again read at an appointment of McLellin’s and Pratt’s on Apr. 28, 1833, by a Doctor Higgins at the home of a Mr. Wilson, Greene County, Illinois. [McLellin]

Simmons, Nancy, was a Methodist widow who hosted McLellin overnight in Greene County, Illinois, Apr. 3, 1833. Was baptized on May 5, 1833, by McLellin near Bluffdale. She wrote two weeks later to tell him that she had returned to the Methodist faith. [McLellin]

Singley, Margaret (1791-?), born at Unity, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Married Nicholas Singley. Accompanied Mormon pioneers to Utah in 1847. Living in California in 1850. [PJSv2]

Slade, Emily Colburn. See Colburn, Emily

Sloan, James (1792-1886), lawyer, farmer; born in Donaghmore, County Tyrone, North Ireland. Appointed first city recorder of Nauvoo, Illinois in 1840; general church clerk and recorder, 1841-43, and secretary of the Nauvoo Legion. Clerk to patriarch Hyrum Smith, 1841. Missionary to Ireland in 1843. County clerk, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 1850; elected judge of the Sixth Judicial District, 1851. Migrated to California, where he joined the RLDS Church. Farming in Sacramento, where he died. [PJSv2]

Slover, Jacob, fed McLellin dinner in Effingham or Coles County, Illinois, May 23, 1833. Possibly the Mr. Slover who ran a mercantile in Coles County, Illinois. [McLellin]

Smith, Agnes Moulton Coolbrith (1811-1876), born at Scarboro, Cumberland County, Maine. Living in Boston when converted to Mormonism, 1833. Married Don Carlos Smith, 1835. After the death of her husband in 1841, she married William Pickett. Moved to St. Louis in 1847, and to California, 1851. Lived in Marysville, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Francisco, and Oakland. A daughter of Agnes and Don Carlos, Josephine Donna (Ina Coolbrith), was named Librarian and Laureate of California in 1915. Died at Oakland. [PJSv2]

Smith, Alvin (1798-1823), farmer; brother of Joseph Smith. Born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. After his parents moved to Palmyra, New York from Vermont, Alvin played a prominent role in the family economy, working hard to pay for and clear land, and build a home. Joseph referred to him as "the noblest of my father’s family." According to his mother, Alvin died of an overdose of calomel administered by a local physician for a stomach ailment, possibly appendicitis. His death date is 19 November 1823 in his twenty-fifth year. [PJSv1]

Smith, Alvin (1798-1823), farmer; brother of Joseph Smith. Born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. After his parents moved to Palmyra, New York from Vermont, Alvin played a prominent role in the family economy, working hard to pay for and clear land, and build a home. Joseph referred to him as "the noblest of my father’s family." According to his mother, Alvin died of an overdose of calomel administered by a local physician for a stomach ailment, possibly appendicitis. [PJSv2]

Smith, Alvin. Son of Joseph Smith and Lucy Mack. Born 11 February 1799 at Turnbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Died 19 November 1823 at Smith Farm in Manchester, New York, and buried in Palmyra, New York. [Cook]

Smith, Amanda Barnes (1809-1886), born at Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Married Warren Smith in Lorain County, Ohio in 1826. Converted to Mormonism in 1831. Witnessed the murder of her husband, and a son, and the severe wounding of another son, at the massacre at Haun’s Mill in Caldwell County, Missouri in 1838. Afterward located at Nauvoo, Illinois. Migrated to Utah in 1850. Resided in Salt Lake City until shortly before her death, when she went to live with a daughter at Richmond, Cache County, Utah. [PJSv2]

Smith, Asael, Jr. (1773-1848), was born May 21, 1773, in Windham, New Hampshire, to Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Married Elizabeth Schellenger on Mar. 21, 1802, and they had eight children. Baptized in June 1835 by Lyman E. Johnson. Hosted McLellin near Stockholm, New York, July 9, 1835. Was ordained a high priest. Was called as the fourth presiding patriarch of the Church although he did not act in this office because of poor health. Died in Iowaville, Iowa, en route to the west in July 1848. [McLellin]

Smith, Asahel (1773-1848), born at Windham, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Uncle of Joseph Smith. Served as an officer in the Vermont militia. Married Betsy Shellinger at Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont, 1802. After joining the Latter-day Saints he was appointed to the high council in Kirtland, Ohio in 1837, and in Iowa, 1839. Was ordained a patriarch in 1844. Died at Iowaville, Wappelo County, Iowa during the Mormon exodus. [PJSv2]

Smith, Caroline Rockwell. See Rockwell, Caroline

Smith, Charles H. (1817-?), merchant; born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. Married Elizabeth Booth at Nauvoo, Illinois, 1843. Living at Cincinnati, Ohio in 1850. [PJSv2]

Smith, Don Carlos (1816-1841), farmer, printer; born at Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont. Brother of Joseph Smith. Married Agnes M. Coolbrith, 1835. President of the high priests quorum in Kirtland, Ohio, 1836, and in Nauvoo, Illinois, 1841. Managing editor of the Elder’s Journal in Kirtland in 1837, and of the Times and Seasons in Nauvoo, 1839-41. Member of the Nauvoo city council, 1841. A lieutenant colonel in the Hancock County militia, and brigadier general in the Nauvoo Legion, 1841. He died at Nauvoo. [PJSv2]

Smith, Don Carlos (1816-1841), farmer, printer; born at Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont. Married Agnes M. Coolbrith, 1835. President of the high priests quorum in Kirtland, Ohio, 1836, and in Nauvoo, Illinois, 1841. Editor of the Times and Seasons in Nauvoo, 1839-41. Member of the Nauvoo city council, 1841. A major in the Hancock County militia, and brigadier general in Nauvoo Legion, 1841. He died at Nauvoo. [PJSv1]

Smith, Don Carlos. Son of Joseph Smith, Sr., and Lucy Mack. Born 25 March 1816 at Norwich, Windsor County, Vermont. Baptized in Seneca Lake about 9 June 1830 by David Whitmer. Moved to Ohio 1831. Assisted in laying foundation stones for Kirtland Temple 23 July 1833. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Received blessing for working on Kirtland Temple 7 March 1835. Married Agnes Moulton Coolbrith (born 1811 in Maine) 30 July 1835 in Kirtland. Three children: Agnes Charlotte, Sophronia, and Josephine Donna. Ordained high priest and president of high priests quorum in Kirtland area 15 January 1836. Mission to Pennsylvania and New York with Wilber Denton in summer of 1836. Edited Elders’ Journal in Kirtland 1837. Located in New Portage, Ohio, December 1837. Mission to Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio in spring of 1838 to raise money to move Smith families to Missouri. Left Ohio for Missouri 7 May 1838; arrived during summer. Mission to Tennessee and Kentucky 1838 to collect money to buy out land claims of non-Mormons in Daviess County, Missouri. Left Daviess County 26 September 1838. Returned 25 December 1838. Located in McDonough County, Illinois, near Macomb, 1839. Moved to Nauvoo by late 1839. Edited thirty-one issues of Times and Seasons (1839-41). Appointed by revelation to preside over high priests quorum in Nauvoo area 19 January 1841. Elected member of Nauvoo city council 1 February 1841. Regent of University of Nauvoo 3 February 1841. Major in Hancock County militia. Elected brigadier-general in Nauvoo Legion 4 February 1841. Officer of Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association 23 February 1841. Died 7 August 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. Sealed to Agnes Moulton Coolbrith, by proxy, 28 January 1846 in Nauvoo Temple. [Cook]

Smith, Eden (1806-51), was born in Indiana in 1806 to John Smith. Married a woman named Elizabeth. Was ordained a priest on Sept. 11, 1831, by Joseph Coe. Was ordained an elder on Nov. 17, 1831, by Reynolds Cahoon. Disfellowshipped on July 2, 1833. Rebaptized in Eugene, Indiana, by McLellin on Aug. 27, 1834. Was reordained an elder on Sept. 10, 1834, by McLellin. Served a mission to Pennsylvania. Died in Vermillion County, Indiana, on Dec. 7, 1851. [McLellin]

Smith, Eden. Son of John Smith. Born 1806 in Indiana. Married Elizabeth (baptized 9 August 1831). Residing in Portage County, Ohio, 1831. Baptized 1831. Ordained priest 11 September 1831 by Joseph Coe. Ordained elder 17 November 1831 by Reynolds Cahoon. Preached frequently in Western Reserve 1831-32. Appointed by revelation to accompany Stephen Burnett on mission in March 1832. Appointed branch president in Eugene, Vermillion County, Indiana, about late 1832. Joined with Charles C. Rich in preaching near Eugene November 1832. Disfellowshipped 2 July 1833 for possessing a contentious spirit. Subsequently restored to fellowship. Appointed to travel with Benjamin Leland on mission to Erie County, Pennsylvania, 10-12 April 1843. Married Sobrina (born 1806 in Vermont). Two known children: Isaac and Hannah. Moved to Pottawatamie County, Iowa, by 1850. Died 7 December 1851 in Vermillion County, Indiana. [Cook]

Smith, Elias (1804-88), was born on Sept. 6, 1804, in Royalton, Vermont, to Asael Smith and Elizabeth Schellenger. Swapped horses with McLellin in Eugene, Indiana. Baptized on Aug. 27, 1835, by Hyrum Smith and was ordained an elder the next day. Was ordained a high priest by Joseph Smith. Died on June 24, 1888, in Salt Lake City. [McLellin]

Smith, Elijah (1776-1855), farmer; born in Connecticut. Uncle to Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney. Died in Kirtland, Ohio. [PJSv2]

Smith, Eliza Roxcy Snow. See Snow, Eliza Roxcy

Smith, Elizabeth Ann. See Whitney, Elizabeth Ann Smith

Smith, Elizabeth, was rebaptized by McLellin on Aug. 10, 1834, in Eugene, Indiana. Wife of Eden Smith. [McLellin]

Smith, Emma Hale (1804-1879), born at Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Married Joseph Smith, 1827. Assisted her husband as scribe during early translation work on the Book of Mormon. An 1830 revelation directed her to select hymns for a Church hymnal. With her husband during the movement of the Church from New York to Illinois, 1830-39. Appointed president of the Female Relief Society at Nauvoo, Illinois in 1842. Remained in Illinois after the death of her husband in 1844. In 1847 she married Lewis Bidamon. Died at Nauvoo, Illinois. [PJSv2] see also Hale, Emma and Bidamon, Emma Hale Smith

Smith, Frederick Granger Williams (1836-1862), farmer, merchant; born at Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio. Son of Joseph Smith, the Prophet. Married Annie Maria Jones, 1857. Resided at Nauvoo, Illinois where he died. [PJSv2]

Smith, George A. (1817-1875), farmer; cousin of Joseph Smith. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. Baptized, 1832; moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1833. Participant in march of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Appointed to First Quorum of Seventy, 1835. Member of Council of Twelve, 1839-75. Mission to England, 1839-41. Married Bathsheba Bigler, 1841. Member of Nauvoo Legion. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley with Mormon pioneers, 1847. Directed southern Utah settlement. Appointed Church Historian, 1854. Member of Utah Territorial Supreme Court, 1855. Counselor to Brigham Young, 1868. [PJSv1]

Smith, George Albert (1817-1875), farmer; cousin of Joseph Smith. Born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. Baptized, 1832; moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1833. Participant in march of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Appointed to First Quorum of Seventy, 1835. Member of Council of Twelve, 1839-75. Mission to England, 1839-41. Married Bathsheba Bigler, 1841. Member of Nauvoo Legion. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley with Mormon pioneers, 1847. Directed early settlement of southern Utah. Was appointed Church Historian, 1854. Member of Utah Territorial Supreme Court, 1855. Counselor to Brigham Young, 1868. [PJSv2]

Smith, George Albert. Son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. Born 26 June 1817 at Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. Baptized 10 September 1832 at Potsdam by Joseph H. Wakefield and confirmed by Solomon Humphrey. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1833, arriving 25 May. Member of Zion’s Camp 1834. Returned to Kirtland 4 August 1834. Ordained member of First Quorum of Seventy 1 March 1835. Appointed to serve mission to East 30 May 1835. Left 5 June 1835 with second cousin Lyman Smith. Returned 2 November 1835, having baptized eight persons. Attended School of Prophets in Kirtland. Participated in Kirtland Temple dedication 1836. Served local mission in Western Reserve in spring of 1836. Attended solemn assembly in Kirtland Temple in spring of 1837. Preached in Harrison County, West Virginia, and surrounding areas in fall of 1837; there met future wife, Bathsheba W. Bigler. Moved to Missouri 1838, arriving in Far West 16 June 1838. Settled in Adam-Ondi-Ahman 26 June 1838. Ordained high priest and member of Adam-Ondi-Ahman high council 28 June 1838. Appointed to apostleship 16 January 1839. Ordained apostle 26 April 1839. Moved to Lee County, Iowa, in summer of 1839. Left for mission to England September 1839. Arrived in England 6 April 1840. Returned to Zarahemla, Iowa, 13 July 1841. Married Bathsheba W. Bigler 25 July 1841. Three children: George Albert. Jr., Bathsheba, and John. Elected to Nauvoo city council 19 May 1842. Served mission in Illinois in fall of 1842. Elected alderman for City of Nauvoo February 1843. Left on mission to solicit donations for Nauvoo House and Temple July 1843. Returned October 1843. Received endowment 2 December 1843. Sealed to Bathsheba 20 January 1844. Member of Council of Fifty 11 March 1844. Took mission campaigning for Joseph Smith’s candidacy for United States presidency May 1844. Returned 27 July 1844. Member of Nauvoo Legion. Sealed to first plural wife, Lucy Messerve Smith, 29 November 1844. Two children: Don Carlos and Joel. Sealed to Nancy Clements 1 February 1845. One child Nancy Adelia. Sealed to Zilpha Stark 28 March 1845. Three children: Zilpha Adelaide, Joseph, and Mary Amelia. Sealed to Sarah Ann Libby 20 November 1845. Five children: Charles Warren, Sarah Maria, Eunice Albertine, George Albert, and Grace Libby. Sealed to Hannah Maria Libby 26 January 1846. Entered Great Salt Lake Valley July 1847. Returned to Winter Quarters 31 October 1847. Remained in Kanesville, Iowa, October 1847-July 1849; there took charge of emigration and assisted in administering affairs of Church. Returned to Salt Lake Valley 27 October 1849. Led company of Saints to Iron County, Utah, December 1850. Assisted in establishing settlements of Centre Creek and Parowan 1851-52. Appointed Historian and General Church Recorder April 1854. Admitted as member of bar of Supreme Court of Territory of Utah February 1855. With others, worked on manuscript history of Joseph Smith. Elected delegate to Congress to present proposed constitution for State of Utah 1856. Married Susan Elizabeth West 28 October 1857. Five children: Clarissa West, Margaret, Elizabeth, Priscilla, and Emma Pearl. Appointed First Counselor to Brigham Young October 1868. Recognized as father of southern settlements, chief of which was St. George (named in his honor). Journeyed to Jerusalem 1872-73. Died 1 September 1875 in Salt Lake City, Utah. [Cook]

Smith, Hyrum (1800-1844), farmer; born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Married Jerusha Barden, 1826. One of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Member of the committee to supervise construction of the temple at Kirtland, Ohio. Participant in the march of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Appointed second counselor in First Presidency, 1837. Imprisoned at Liberty, Missouri with his brother Joseph, 1838-39. Appointed patriarch and assistant Church president, 1841. Member of Nauvoo city council. Among those charged in the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor, 1844. Killed in the attack upon the jail that also took his brother Joseph’s life at Carthage, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Smith, Hyrum (1800-1844), farmer; born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Married Jerusha Barden, 1826. One of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Member of the committee to supervise construction of the temple at Kirtland, Ohio. Participant in the march of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Appointed second counselor in First Presidency, 1837. Imprisoned at Liberty, Missouri with his brother Joseph, 1838-39. Appointed patriarch and assistant Church president, 1841. Member of Nauvoo city council. Among those charged in the destruction of the Nauvoo Expositor, 1844. Killed in the attack upon the jail that took his brother Joseph’s life at Carthage, Illinois. [PJSv1]

Smith, Hyrum (1800-1844), was born on Feb. 9, 1800, in Tunbridge, Vermont, to Joseph Smith, Sr., and Lucy Mack and was an elder brother to the Prophet Joseph. Married Jerusha Barden on Nov. 2, 1826, and had six children. Was baptized in June 1829. Became one of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon and a charter member of the Church. Served a mission to Missouri with John Murdock in 1831. Talked with McLellin about the Church and then baptized him. He proposed that McLellin be ordained an elder. Preached in various areas in company with various members of the Twelve. After Jerusha’s death in 1837, he married Mary Fielding and had two children. Served as second counselor to President Joseph Smith, 1837-41. Served as Assistant President, patriarch of the Church, and member of the Nauvoo Legion until his martyrdom with Joseph on June 27, 1844. [McLellin]

Smith, Hyrum. Son of Joseph Smith and Lucy Mack. Born 9 February 1800 at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Married Jerusha Barden 2 November 1826 in Manchester, New York. Six children: Lovina, Mary, John, Hyrum, Jerusha, and Sarah. One of Eight Witnesses to Book of Mormon 1829. Ordained priest 9 June 1830. Ordained elder before June 1831. Ordained to High Priesthood 3 June 1831. One of committee of three to superintend construction of sacred edifices in Kirtland, Ohio. Member of Zion’s Camp 1834. Member of Kirtland high council. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Participated in Kirtland Temple dedication 1836. Appointed assistant counselor to First Presidency 3 September 1837. Appointed second counselor in First Presidency in Far West, Missouri, 7 November 1837. After death of first wife, married Mary Fielding December 1837. Two children: Joseph Fielding and Martha Ann. Arrested and incarcerated in Liberty Jail November 1838-April 1839 for treason. No conviction. Located in Nauvoo, Illinois, 1839. ordained Patriarch and Assistant President of Church 24 January 1841. Received endowment 4 May 1842. Sealed to wife, Mary, 29 May 1843. Sealed to Mercy R. Thompson for time 11 August 1843. Member of Nauvoo City Council. Arrested and incarcerated in Carthage Jail June 1844. Killed by mob 27 June 1844 at Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois. Nauvoo Temple proxy sealings to Jerusha Barden and Mary Fielding 15 January 1846, to Susan Ivers (born 1789 in Massachusetts) 29 January 1846, and to Lydia Dibble and Polly Miller (born 1795 in New York) 30 January 1846. [Cook]

Smith, Jerusha Barden (1805-1837), born at Norfolk, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Married Hyrum Smith at Manchester, New York, 1826. Mother of six children. Died 13 October 1837 at Kirtland, Ohio. [PJSv1]

Smith, John (1781-1840), was born on July 16, 1781, in Hillsborough, New Hampshire. Married Clarissa Lyman in 1815. Baptized by his nephew, Joseph Smith, Jr., on Jan. 9, 1832. Passed the sacrament with McLellin on Nov. 9, 1834. Served missions with his brother, Joseph Smith, Sr., in 1832 and 1836. Was a member of the Kirtland High Council, stake president in Nauvoo, and the presiding patriarch. [McLellin]

Smith, John (1781-1854), farmer; born at Derryfield, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Uncle of Joseph Smith. Baptized, 1832. Member of the Kirtland high council, 1834. Presided over branches or stakes of the Church in Daviess County, Missouri, 1838; Lee County, Iowa, 1839; Ramus, Hancock County, Illinois, 1843; Nauvoo, Illinois, 1844; Salt Lake City, 1847-48. Accompanied the first Mormon pioneer company to Utah, 1847. Patriarch to the Church, 1849-54. Died at Salt Lake City. [PJSv2]

Smith, John (1781-1854), farmer; born at Derryfield, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Uncle of Joseph Smith. Baptized, 1832. Member of the Kirtland high council, 1834. Presided over Church communities in Lee County, Iowa, 1839; Ramus, Hancock County, Illinois, 1843; Nauvoo, Illinois, 1844; Salt Lake City, 1847-48. Accompanied the first Mormon pioneer company to Utah, 1847. Church patriarch, 1849-54. Died at Salt Lake City. [PJSv1]

Smith, John. Son of Asahel Smith and Mary Duty. Born 16 July 1781 in Derryfield, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Married Clarissa Lyman 11 September 1815. Four children: Female child, George Albert, Caroline, and John Lyman. Baptized 9 January 1832. Ordained elder 1832. Moved to Kirtland, arriving 25 May 1833. Ordained high priest 21 June 1833. Appointed member of Kirtland high council 17 February 1834. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Received blessing for working on Kirtland Temple 8 March 1835. Mission to eastern states with Joseph Smith, Sr., 1836. Left Kirtland 22 June 1836. Preached in Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Returned to Kirtland 2 October 1836. Left Kirtland for Far West, Missouri, 5 April 1838. Arrived 16 June 1838. Subsequently settled in Daviess County. Appointed president of Adam-Ondi-Ahman Stake 28 June 1838. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Located at Green Plains, Illinois, in spring of 1839. Moved to Commerce June 1839. Appointed president of Church in Lee County, Iowa, 5 October 1839. Moved to Nashville, Iowa, 12 October 1839. Moved to Hawley Settlement near Nashville, 20 January 1840. Appointed to move to Keokuk, Iowa, 15 September 1842. Received endowment by 28 September 1843. Directed to move to Ramus, Illinois, October 1843. Presided over branch of Church in Ramus until October 1844. Ramus Branch requested he be ordained patriarch 12 December 1843. Ordained patriarch 10 January 1844 by Joseph Smith. Member of Council of Fifty by 3 May 1844. Directed to move to Nauvoo 9 August 1844. Appointed president of Nauvoo Stake 7 October 1844. Sealed to Ann Carr (born 1790 in Connecticut) 15 January 1846. Sealed to Miranda Jones (born 1784 in Massachusetts) 15 January 1846. Sealed to Mary Aiken (born 1797 in Vermont) for time, 15 January 1846. Sealed to Julia Hills (mother of Benjamin F. Johnson and born 1783 in Massachusetts) 24 January 1846. Sealed to Asenath Hulbert (mother of Lyman Sherman and born 1780 in Massachusetts) 24 January 1846. Sealed to Rebecca Smith (born 1788 in Massachusetts) 24 January 1846. Left Nauvoo for West 9 February 1846. To Winter Quarters 1846. To Salt Lake Valley 23 September 1847. President of Salt Lake Stake 1847-48. Ordained Presiding Patriarch of Church 1 January 1849. Gave 5,560 patriarchal blessings. Died in Salt Lake City, Utah, 23 May 1854. [Cook]

Smith, Joseph (1771-1840), cooper, farmer, schoolteacher, storekeeper; born at Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. Father of Joseph, the Prophet. Married Lucy Mack, 1796, in Tunbridge, Vermont. After three crop failures, he moved his family to Palmyra, New York in 1816. One of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1831. Was appointed patriarch to the Church, 1833. Member of the Kirtland high council. Appointed assistant counselor to the First Presidency, 1837. Died at Nauvoo, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Smith, Joseph (1771-1840), cooper; born at Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. Married Lucy Mack, 1796, in Tunbridge, Vermont. After three crop failures, he moved his family to Palmyra, New York in 1816. One of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1831. Appointed Church patriarch, 1833. Member of the Kirtland high council. Appointed assistant counselor to the First Presidency, 1837. Died at Nauvoo, Illinois. [PJSv1]

Smith, Joseph (1832-1914), farmer; President of the Reorganized Church, 1860-1914. He remained with his mother in Nauvoo, Illinois after his father was killed in 1844, and most of the saints migrated west with Brigham Young. Married Emmeline Griswold, 1856. Accepted call as president of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1860. Moved to Plano, Illinois in 1865 and began editing the Saints’ Herald. Moved to Lamoni, Iowa in 1881 and helped found Graceland College. Outspoken critic of the practice of plural marriage. Traveled to Utah in 1879 where he challenged LDS teachings about his father’s involement in polygamy. Died at Independence, Missouri. Facial neuralgia resulted in blindness during the last four years of his life. [PJSv1]

Smith, Joseph Fielding. Son of Hyrum Smith and Mary Fielding. Born 13 November 1838 at Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri. After death of father June 1844, mother supported Twelve Apostles as legitimate leadership of Church. To Salt Lake Valley 1848. Mother died 1852. Received endowment 24 April 1854. Mission to Hawaii 27 May 1854-24 February 1858. Member of (Utah) Nauvoo Legion during Utah War 1858. Ordained seventy 29 March 1858. Married Levira Anett Clark 5 April 1859. No known children. Ordained high priest 16 October 1859. Member of Salt Lake Stake high council 1859. Mission to Great Britain 1860-63. Special mission to Hawaii 1864. Member of Territorial House of Representatives 1865-74 and 1880-82. Sealed to Julia Lambson 5 May 1866. Thirteen children: Mercy Josephine, Mary Sophronia, Donnette, Joseph Fielding, David Asael, George Carlos, Julia Clarissa, Elias Wesley, Emily, Rachel, Edith Eleanor, Edward Arthur (adopted), and Marjorie Virginia (adopted). Ordained apostle 1 July 1866. Sealed to Sarah Ellen Richards 1 March 1868. Eleven children: Sarah Ella, Leonora, Joseph Richards, Heber John, Rhoda Ann, Minerva, Alice, Willard, Franklin, Jeanetta, and Asenath. Sealed to Edna Lambson 1 January 1871. Ten children: Hyrum Mack, Alvin Fielding, Alfred Jason, Edna Melissa, Albert Jessie, Robert, Emma, Zina, Ruth, and Martha. Presided over European Mission 1874-75. Second term as president of European Mission 1877. Mission to eastern states with Orson Pratt 1878 in interest of history of Church. Second counselor to John Taylor 10 October 1880-25 July 1887. Sealed to Alice Ann Kimball 6 December 1883. Seven children: Alice May (adopted), Heber Chase (adopted), Charles Coulson (adopted), Lucy Mack, Andrew, Jessie, and Fielding. Sealed to Mary Taylor Schwartz: 13 January 1884. Seven children: John, Calvin, Samuel, James, Agnes, Silas, and Royal Grant. Second counselor to Wilford Woodruff 7 April 1889-2 September 1898. Second counselor to Lorenzo Snow 13 September 1898-6 October1901. Sustained as first counselor to Lorenzo Snow 6 October 1901-10 October 1901. Not set apart to this position. President of Church 17 October 1901-19 November 1918. Died 1918, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. [Cook]

Smith, Joseph, Jr. (1805-44), was born on Dec. 23, 1805, in Sharon, Vermont, to Joseph Smith and Lucy Mack. Received the First Vision of this dispensation in 1820 and subsequently became the first Prophet of this dispensation. Married Emma Hale on Jan. 18, 1827. Received Gold Plates on Sept. 22, 1827, from Moroni and translated them in 1829 into the Book of Mormon. Received the Aaronic Priesthood from John the Baptist on May 15, 1829. Baptized with Oliver Cowdery that same day. Received the Melchizedek Priesthood from Peter, James, and John. Published the Book of Mormon in 1830. Organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Apr. 6, 1830. Moved to Kirtland and began translating the Bible in Jan. 1831. Subject to persecution and numerous attempts on his life. McLellin first saw him at a conference near Kirtland on Oct. 25, 1831. Organized the first high council on Feb. 17, 1834, and that month began recruiting for Zion’s Camp. Trustee of the Kirtland School. Organized the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in Feb. 1835. That year he also received the papyrus scrolls which he translated into the Book of Abraham. Dedicated the Kirtland Temple in 1836. Incarcerated several times and was martyred in Carthage Jail on June 27, 1844. [McLellin]

Smith, Joseph, Jr. Son of Joseph Smith and Lucy Mack. Born 23 December 1805 at Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont. Married Emma Hale at South Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York, 18 January 1827. Nine children: Alvin, Thaddeus, Louisa, Joseph, Frederick Granger Williams, Alexander Hale, Don Carlos, male child, David Hyrum. Adopted twins: Joseph and Julia Murdock. Moved to Harmony, Pennsylvania, 1827. Purchased about 13 acres in Harmony from Isaac Hale. Translated Book of Mormon 1829. Received Aaronic Priesthood 15 May 1829 from John the Baptist. Received Melchizedek Priesthood from Peter, James, and John shortly after 15 May 1829. Published Book of Mormon 26 March 1830. Organized Church 6 April 1830. Moved from Harmony to Fayette, New York, September 1830. Began work on inspired translation of Bible June 1830. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, January 1831. Ordained to High Priesthood 3 June 1831. Traveled to Independence, Missouri, in summer of 1831; there identified future site of New Jerusalem. Moved to Hiram, Ohio, 12 September 1831. Tarred and feathered 24 March 1832 at Hiram, Ohio. Ordained and sustained President of High Priesthood 25 January 1832. Traveled to Independence, Missouri, in summer of 1832 to regulate Church affairs. Moved back to Kirtland, Ohio, September 1832. Traveled to Albany, New York City, and Boston in fall of 1832 on Church business. Traveled to Upper Canada on preaching mission in fall of 1833. Traveled to New York state in spring of 1834 to borrow money and recruit for Zion’s Camp. Traveled to Clay County, Missouri, in summer of 1834 to assist Missouri Mormons in obtaining possession of their lands. Traveled to Michigan in fall of 1834 to visit members of Church. Again visited members of Church in Michigan in summer of 1835. Received important priesthood keys from Elias, Elijah, and Moses 3 April 1836. Traveled to Salem, Massachusetts, on Church business in summer of 1836. Traveled to Palmyra and other places in New York state in spring of 1837 to escape persecutions of enemies in Ohio. Traveled to Upper Canada to visit Saints July-August 1837. Traveled to Far West, Missouri, October-November 1837 to regulate Church affairs. Moved to Far West, Missouri, arriving 14 March 1838. Arrested and incarcerated in Liberty Jail November 1838 for treason and murder. No conviction. Escaped from Missouri law-enforcement officers April 1839. Located in Commerce, Illinois, in summer of 1839. Left Nauvoo for Washington, D.C., 29 October 1839 to seek redress for wrongs committed against Saints in Missouri. Arrived 28 November. Met with President Martin Van Buren 29 November 1839. Returned to Nauvoo 4 March 1840. Elected lieutenant-general of Nauvoo Legion February 1841. Sealed to additional wives 1841-44. Arrested 5 June 1841 on Missouri treason charge. Discharged 10 June 1841. No conviction. Organized Female Relief Society March 1842. Elected mayor of City of Nauvoo May 1842. Began administering temple endowment May 1842. Arrested 8 August 1842 as accessory in attempted murder of Lilburn W. Boggs. Released same day on habeas corpus. Remained in hiding at or near Nauvoo until December 1842. Discharged from 1842 arrest 5 January 1843. Sealed to wife, Emma, 28 May 1843. Arrested 23 June 1843 on Missouri treason charge. Discharged 2 July 1843. No conviction. Candidate for presidency of United States 1844. Arrested and incarcerated in Carthage Jail June 1844. Killed by mob at Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, 27 June 1844. [Cook]

Smith, Joseph, Sr. (1771-1840), was born July 12, 1771, in Topsfield, Massachusetts to Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Was baptized Apr. 6, 1830. Was ordained a high priest on June 3, 1831, by Lyman Wight. Moved with his family to Kirtland in 1831. Was ordained patriarch on Dec. 18, 1833. Served a mission to the eastern states in 1836 with his brother. Became one of the founders of Nauvoo. Died of tuberculosis on Sept. 14, 1840. McLellin’s references to "Father Smith" and "old Father Smith" could also refer to Joseph Smith’s Sr.’s brother John Smith. [McLellin]

Smith, Joseph, Sr. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Born 12 July 1771 at Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. Married Lucy Mack 24 January 1796 at Tunbridge, Vermont, there began farming. Eleven children: male child, Alvin, Hyrum, Sophronia, Joseph, Samuel Harrison, Ephraim, William, Catherine, Don Carlos, and Lucy. Moved to Palmyra, New York, 1816. One of Eight Witnesses to Book of Mormon. Baptized 6 April 1830. Moved to Kirtland, Ohio, 1831. Ordained to High Priesthood 3 June 1831. Ordained Patriarch of Church 18 December 1833. Member of Kirtland high council. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Served mission to eastern states 1836. Appointed assistant counselor to First Presidency 3 September 1837. Moved to Far West, Missouri, in summer of 1838. Located in Nauvoo 1839. Died 14 September 1840, in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. [Cook]

Smith, Julia Murdock. See Murdock, Julia

Smith, Katherine (1813-1900), born at Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Married Wilkins Jenkins Salisbury, 1831. Parents of eight children. The family moved to Missouri in 1838, then to Illinois. After the death of her husband in 1856, she remained at Plymouth, Hancock County, Illinois. Although affiliated with the Reorganized Church, she maintained contact with relatives and friends in Utah until her death. [PJSv1]

Smith, Katherine (1813-1900), born at Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. Sister of Joseph Smith. Married Wilkins Jenkins Salisbury, 1831. Parents of eight children. The family moved to Missouri in 1838, then to Illinois. After the death of her husband in 1856, she remained at Plymouth, Hancock County, Illinois. Although affiliated with the RLDS Church, she maintained contact with relatives and friends in Utah until her death. [PJSv2]

Smith, Lucy (1821-1882), youngest sister of Joseph Smith; born at Palmyra, Ontario County, New York. Living with her parents during the migration of the Church from New York to Illinois, 1830-39. Married Arthur Millikin in 1840; mother of nine children. She and her husband cared for her widowed mother for several years. Joined the RLDS Church in 1873. Died in Illinois. [PJSv2]

Smith, Lucy (1821-1882), youngest sister of Joseph Smith; born at Palmyra, Ontario County, New York. Living with her parents during the migration of the Church from New York to Illinois. Married Arthur Millikin in 1840; parents of nine children. After her father’s death, she and her husband cared for her mother seven years. Joined the Reorganized Church in 1873. Died in Illinois. [PJSv1]

Smith, Lucy Mack (1775-1856), daughter of Solomon Mack and Lydia Gates. Mother of Joseph Smith. Married Joseph Smith, Senior, 1796. Family of eight sons and three daughters. Seven of her sons preceded her in death. Led a company of saints from Palmyra, New York to Kirtland, Ohio, 1831. With the Latter-day Saints in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, 1830-39. Her Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith, written in 1845, is an important Smith family historical source. After the violent death of her sons Joseph and Hyrum, and the departure of the saints to the west, she remained in Nauvoo, Illinois until her death. [PJSv2] see also Mack, Lucy

Smith, Lyman (1817-1837), born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. Member of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Married Clarissa Lyman, 1834. Proselyting in Ohio and New York with his second cousin, George A. Smith, 1835. Appointed to First Quorum of Seventy, 1835. Died in Illinois. [PJSv1]

Smith, Lyman (c1817-1837), born at Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. A second cousin of George A. Smith. Participant in the march of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Missionary in the eastern states with George A. in 1835. Married Clarissa Lyman, 1835. [PJSv2]

Smith, Mary Bailey. See Bailey, Mary

Smith, Mrs., was healed by McLellin in Dec. 1831 near Niles, Ohio. Censuses list dozens of Smiths in Trumbull County, Ohio. [McLellin]

Smith, Rachael, was baptized on Sept. 7, 1834, in Eugene, Indiana by McLellin. Possibly the Rachel Smith born on Nov. 29, 1813, in Stratford County, New Hampshire. Married Howard S. Smith. Joined the RLDS Church on Oct. 7, 1862, in Galland’s Grove, Iowa. Possibly the Rachel Smith who was married to Elder Nathan Tanner by Amasa Lyman in Apr. 1836. [McLellin]

Smith, Samuel Harrison (1808-1844), farmer; younger brother of Joseph Smith. Born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. One of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Proselyting with Orson Hyde in the eastern states, 1832. Hyde said of him, he was "a man slow of speech and unlearned, yet a man of good faith and extreme integrity." Married Mary Bailey, 1834. Member of the Kirtland high council, 1834-38. Moved to Missouri, 1838. Participated in the battle at Crooked River. Was appointed a bishop at Nauvoo in 1841. Nauvoo city alderman, and member of Nauvoo Legion, 1841. Married Levira Clark, 1841. Moved to Plymouth, Illinois, 1842. Died at Nauvoo, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Smith, Samuel Harrison (1808-1844), farmer; younger brother of Joseph Smith. Born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. One of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Proselyting with Orson Hyde in the eastern states, 1832. Hyde said of him, he was "a man slow of speech and unlearned, yet a man of good faith and extreme integrity." Member of the Kirtland high council, 1834-38. Married Mary Bailey, 1834. Appointed a bishop at Nauvoo in 1841. Nauvoo city alderman, and member of Nauvoo Legion, 1841. Married Levira Clark, 1841. Moved to Plymouth, Illinois, 1842. Died at Nauvoo, Illinois. [PJSv1]

Smith, Samuel Harrison (1808-44), was born on Mar. 13, 1808, in Tunbridge, Vermont, to Joseph Smith, Sr., and Lucy Mack. Baptized on May 25, 1829. One of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Was ordained an elder in June 1830. Was an early missionary for the Church. Subsequently served several missions and baptized many. Served with McLellin on a mission to the East. Married Mary Bailey on Aug. 13, 1834. In Nauvoo he served as a member of the Presiding Bishopric, bishop of a Nauvoo ward, alderman, and a member of the Nauvoo Legion. Died one month after the martyrdom of his brothers in 1844. [McLellin]

Smith, Samuel Harrison. Son of Joseph Smith and Lucy Mack. Born 13 March 1808 at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Baptized 25 May 1829. One of Eight Witnesses to Book of Mormon June 1829. Ordained elder 9 June 1830. Traditionally recognized as first missionary of Church. Sent with Orson Pratt to preach in Kirtland, Ohio; arrived 27 February 1831. Ordained high priest 3 June 1831. Returned to Ohio September 1831. Appointed to serve mission to "eastern lands" with William E. McLellan 25 October 1831. This mission was short-lived because of McLellan’s "murmuring." Called with Orson Hyde to preach in "eastern countries" 25 January 1832. On this eleven-month mission baptized sixty converts. Attended School of Prophets in Kirtland. Assisted in laying foundation stones for Kirtland Temple July 1833. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Member of Kirtland high council 1834-38. Married Mary Bailey 13 August 1834. Four children: Susanna Bailey, Mary Bailey, Samuel Harrison Bailey, and Lucy Bailey. Owned land in Kirtland and paid personal property tax on two cows 1834-35. Participated in Kirtland Temple dedication 1836. Served mission to New York in summer of 1836. Member of and owned stock in Kirtland Safety Society. Moved to Far West, Missouri, March 1838. Later settled at Marrowbone in Daviess County. Participated in Battle of Crooked River October 1838. Located in Quincy, Illinois, 1839. Later moved onto George Miller’s farm at Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois. Moved to Nauvoo about 1840. Called to Presiding Bishopric of Church January 1841. Called as bishop of Nauvoo Ward. Elected alderman in City of Nauvoo February 1841. Member of Nauvoo Legion. Served mission in Scott County, Illinois, 1841. Married Levira Clark of Geneva, Scott County, Illinois, 1841. Three children: Levira Annette Clark, Louisa Clark, and Lucy Jane Clark. Initiated into Masonry 9 April 1942. Moved to Plymouth, Illinois, in fall of 1842. Received endowment 17 December 1843. Died 30 July 1844 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. [Cook]

Smith, Sarah (1767-1850), was born in Connecticut. Died at Kirtland, Ohio. [PJSv1]

Smith, Sarah Ann Whitney. See Whitney, Sarah Ann

Smith, Sophronia (1803-1876), born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. A sister of Joseph Smith. Married Calvin W. Stoddard at Palmyra, New York, 1828. Mother of two known daughters. After Calvin’s death in 1836, Sophronia married William McCleary in 1838. She was numbered with the saints in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, but did not follow Brigham Young west. Died in Illinois. [PJSv2]

Smith, Sophronia (1803-1876), born at Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Married Calvin W. Stoddard at Palmyra, New York, 1828. Mother of two known daughters. After Calvin’s death in 1836, Sophronia married William McCleary in 1838. She was numbered with the saints in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, but did not follow Brigham Young west. Died in Illinois. [PJSv1]

Smith, Sylvester (c.1805-?), born in Connecticut. Converted to Mormonism, 1831. One of the presidents of seventy, 1835-37. Missionary to New England with Jared Carter in 1832. Quarrelsome participant in Zion’s Camp, 1834. Temporary scribe to Joseph Smith in 1836 during illness of Warren Parrish. Member of the Kirtland high council, 1835-36. Left the Church in 1837. Living in Kirtland, Ohio, 1840, and Willoughby, 1850. [PJSv1]

Smith, Sylvester (c.1805-?), born in Connecticut. Converted to Mormonism, 1831. One of the presidents of seventy, 1835-37. Missionary to New England with Jared Carter in 1832. Quarrelsome participant in Zion’s Camp, 1834. Temporary scribe to Joseph Smith in 1836 during illness of Warren Parrish. Member of the Kirtland high council, 1835-36. Left the Church in 1837. Living in Kirtland, Ohio, 1840, and Willoughby, 1850. [PJSv2]

Smith, Sylvester. Born about 1805. Resident of Amherst, Lorain County, Ohio, 1830. Baptized and ordained elder before June 1831. Ordained high priest 25 October 1831 by Oliver Cowdery. Appointed by revelation to preach gospel with Gideon Carter 25 January 1832; traveled together from Ohio to Vermont, preaching along way. Left Kirtland area 5 April 1832. Returned August 1832, having baptized several converts. Assisted in laying foundation stones for Kirtland Temple 23 July 1833. Member of Zion’s Camp 1834. Tried for traducing character of Joseph Smith August 1834. Subsequently forgiven upon confession. Appointed member of Kirtland high council 17 February 1835. Ordained seventy 28 February 1835. Ordained president of First Quorum of Seventy 1 March 1835. Served as clerk for high council August-September 1835. Appointed acting scribe for Joseph Smith on 25 January 1836. Attended Hebrew School in Kirtland. Attended School of Prophets. Attended solemn assembly January 1836. Attended dedication of Kirtland Temple March 1836. Charter member of Kirtland Safety Society January 1837. Released from Kirtland high council 13 January 1836. Released as president of Seventy 6 April 1837. Became disaffected from Church leadership 1837. Left church by 1838. [Cook]

Smith, William (1811-1893), farmer, newspaper editor. Brother of Joseph Smith. Married Caroline Amanda Grant in 1833. Participant in march of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Member of the Quorum of Twelve, 1835-45. Settled at Plymouth, Illinois, 1839. Represented Hancock County in the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1842. Editor of Nauvoo newspaper, The Wasp, 1842. Was appointed presiding patriarch, 1845. Rebellious and headstrong, he was excommunicated in 1845. Associated with James J. Strang, 1846-47; joined RLDS Church, 1878. Died at Osterdock, Clay County, Iowa. [PJSv2]

Smith, William (1811-1893), farmer, newspaper editor. Married Caroline Amanda Grant in 1833. Participant in march of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Member of the Quorum of Twelve, 1835-45. Settled at Plymouth, Illinois, 1839. Represented Hancock County in the Illinois State House of Representatives, 1842. Editor of Nauvoo newspaper, The Wasp, 1842. Appointed presiding patriarch, 1845. Rebellious and headstrong, he was excommunicated in 1845. Associated with James J. Strang, 1846-47; joined Reorganized LDS Church, 1878. Died at Osterdock, Clay County, Iowa. [PJSv1]

Smith, William (1811-94), was born on Mar. 13, 1811, in Royalton, Vermont, to Joseph Smith, Sr., and Lucy Mack. Baptized on June 9, 1830, by David Whitmer. Was ordained a teacher in 1830, a priest in 1831, an elder in 1832, a high priest in 1833, an apostle in 1835, and Church patriarch in 1845. Married Caroline Amanda Grant on Feb. 14, 1833, and they had two children. Marched in Zion’s Camp in 1834. McLellin wrote a letter for William to Joseph Smith on July 20, 1835. Traveled with McLellin at the end of Aug. and beginning of Sept. 1835. Excommunicated on Oct. 12, 1845. William associated with James Strang until 1847. Joined the RLDS Church in 1878. Died on Nov. 13, 1894. [McLellin]

Smith, William B. Son of Joseph Smith, Sr., and Lucy Mack. Born 13 March 1811 at Royalton, Windsor County, Vermont. Baptized 9 June 1830 by David Whitmer. Ordained teacher October 1830. Moved to Ohio 1831. Ordained priest 25 October 1831. Ordained elder 19 December 1832, by Lyman E. Johnson. Married Caroline Amanda Grant 14 February 1833. Two children: Mary Jane and Caroline. Ordained high priest 21 June 1833. Member of Zion’s Camp 1834. Ordained apostle 15 February 1835. Mission to eastern states with others of Twelve in summer and fall of 1835. Charged with rebellious spirit 30 October 1835. Revelation dated 3 November 1835, called to humble himself. Tried for unchristian conduct 2 January 1836. Confessed and was forgiven 3 January 1836. Attended dedication of Kirtland Temple March 1836. Attended Hebrew School in Kirtland during winter of 1835-36. Charter member of Kirtland Safety Society January 1837. Traveled to Caldwell County, Missouri, with Prophet and others in fall of 1837. Left Kirtland 27 September 1837. Arrived in Far West late October 1837. Returned to Kirtland 1837. Moved to Far West, Missouri, in spring of 1838. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Settled in Plymouth, Illinois, 1839. Disfellowshipped 4 May 1839. Restored to fellowship 25 May 1839. Failed to go to England on mission with others of Twelve 1839. Appointed to collect money for temple April 1841. Returned to Illinois by late 1841. Initiated into Masonry 9 April 1842. Elected member of Illinois State House of Representatives August 1842. Edited The Wasp 16 April-10 December 1842. Mission to East in summer of 1843. Returned to Nauvoo 22 April 1844. Received endowment 12 May 1844. Left for East May-June 1844. Associated with Twelve after death of Prophet 1844. Preaching in Philadelphia by 31 August 1844. Returned to Nauvoo 4 May 1845. Wife, Caroline, died 22 May 1845. Ordained Presiding Patriarch of Church 24 May 1845. Gave several patriarchal blessings in summer 1845. Married Mary Jane Rollins on 22 June 1845. Sealed to Mary Ann West, Mary Jones, and Priscilla Mogridge in Nauvoo 1845. Sealed to Sarah and Hannah Libbey 1845. Dropped as one of Twelve Apostles and Patriarch 6 October 1845. Excommunicated for apostasy 12 October 1845. Traveled to eastern states preaching against Brigham Young in fall of 1845. Returned to Nauvoo March 1846. Associated with several apostate Mormon factions after excommunication, including James J. Strang 1846-47. Married Roxie Ann Grant 18 May 1847. Two children: Thelia and Hyrum Wallace. Married Eliza Elise Sanborn before 1858. Three children: William Enoch, Edson Don Carlos and Louie May. Served in United States Civil War. Moved to Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, 1858. Rebaptized by J. J. Butler early 1860. Subsequently withdrew from church. Joined Reorganized LDS Church 1878. Authored William Smith on Mormonism (Lamoni, Iowa: 1883). Moved to Osterdock, Iowa, 1890. Died in Osterdock, Clayton County, Iowa, 13 November 1893. [Cook]

Sniders hosted a prayer meeting of a religious group in Ontario, Canada, July 2, 1835. [McLellin]

Snow, Eliza Roxcy (1804-1887), teacher, poet, author, seamstress; born at Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Sister of Lorenzo Snow. Living at Mantua, Portage County, Ohio when converted to Mormonism in 1835. When the Relief Society was organized in Nauvoo, Illinois in 1842 she was appointed secretary. Plural wife of Joseph Smith. After his death married Brigham Young. Migrated to Utah in 1847. Appointed president of the Relief Society, 1866. President of the board of directors of the Deseret Hospital Association in 1881. Died in Salt Lake City. [PJSv2]

Snow, Erastus (1818-1888), farmer; born at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. Converted to Mormonism in 1833. Married Artemesia Beman, 1838. Located with the Latter-day Saints in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Engaged in extensive missionary work. Appointed to the Iowa high council, 1839. Member of the Council of Fifty. Accompanied Mormon pioneers to Salt Lake Valley, 1847. Appointed to the Quorum of Twelve, 1849. Established the Scandinavian Mission, 1850; presiding in Copenhagen, 1850-52. Published and edited the St. Louis Luminary in Missouri, 1854. Colonizer in southern Utah; founded St. George, Washington County, 1861. Died in Salt Lake City. [PJSv2]

Snow, Erastus. Son of Levi Snow and Lucina Streeter. Born 9 November 1818 in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. Baptized 3 February 1833 in Derby Lake, Charleston, Vermont. Ordained teacher 28 June 1834. Ordained priest 13 November 1834. Ordained elder 16 August 1835. Missionary work in Vermont 1834-35. Left Vermont for Kirtland, Ohio, 8 November 1835. Arrived in Kirtland 3 December 1835. Attended School of Elders. Participated in dedication of Kirtland Temple March 1836. Ordained seventy by Lyman Sherman early 1836. Mission to Pennsylvania 1836. Departed from Kirtland 16 April 1836. Returned 29 December 1836, having baptized fifty persons. Charter member of and owned stock in Kirtland Safety Society January 1837. Additional missionary activity in Pennsylvania May-December 1837, baptizing about forty persons. Mission to Pennsylvania and Maryland 1838. Left Kirtland 2 January 1838. Returned 3 June 1838. Moved to Far West, Missouri, 1838. Left Kirtland 25 June 1838 and arrived in Far West 8 August 1838. Married Artemesia Beman 3 December 1838. Eleven children: Sarah Lucina, James, Charles Henry, Artimesia, Franklin Richards, Orson Pratt, Mahonri Moriancumer, Erastus Beman, Mary Louisa, Moroni, and George Albert. Succeeded in getting change of venue for Prophet and other prisoners in Liberty Jail April 1839. Left Far West for Quincy, Illinois, 15 April 1839. Arrived in Quincy 27 April 1839. Appointed one of committee of three 4 May 1839 to gather libelous reports against Church. Located in Montrose, Iowa, 1839. Appointed member of Iowa high council 6 October 1839. Mission to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts 1840. Left Nauvoo late April 1840 and returned 21 October 1840. Another mission to Pennsylvania 1840-41. Left Nauvoo with wife 7 November 1840. Arrived in Dewningtown, Pennsylvania, 21 November 1840. Appointed by Hyrum Smith and William Law July 1841 to preach in Salem, Massachusetts, area. Left for Salem 20 August 1841. Arrived 3 September 1841. Left for Nauvoo 9 March 1843. Arrived 11 April 1843. Returned to Salem 11 May 1843. Arrived 2 June 1843. Left Salem for Illinois 22 September 1843. Arrived 5 November 1843. Member of Council of Fifty 11 March 1844. Married first plural wife, Minerva White, 2 April 1844. Nine children: Nephi, Mary Minerva, Willard, Hyrum Smith, Levi, Erastus White, Susan, Louisa White, and Alden. Initiated into Masonry early 1844. Appointed 15 April 1844 to campaign in Vermont for Joseph Smith as president of United States. Left Nauvoo 30 April 1844. Returned to Nauvoo from Vermont 25 July 1844. Received endowment 12 December 1845. Left Nauvoo for West February 1846. Arrived in Cutler’s Park 1 September 1846. One of original pioneers. Entered Salt Lake Valley 21 July 1847. Returned to Winter Quarters 31 October 1847. Married Elizabeth Rebecca Ashby 19 December 1847. Ten children: Josephine, Georgiana, Ashby, Arthur Eugene, Elizabeth, Florence, Bryant, Martha Ellen, Herbert Hammond, and Clarence. Appointed to take mission to eastern states with Ezra T. Benson December 1847. Left Winter Quarters 28 December 1847. Returned 30 April 1848. Traveled with family to Salt Lake Valley, arriving 20 September 1848. Appointed counselor in Salt Lake Stake presidency October 1848. Ordained apostle 12 February 1849. Mission to Denmark October 1849-August 1852. Appointed to take fifty families to Iron County, Utah, October 1852. Appointed to organize stake in St. Louis, Missouri, April 1853. Left Salt Lake City 8 July 1853. Organized St. Louis Stake 4 November 1854; published St. Louis Luminary. Returned to Salt Lake City 31 August 1855. Married Julie Josephine Spencer 11 April 1856. Six children: Edward Hunter, Amelia, Mary Brown, William Spencer, Joseph Smith, and Maud Rosamond. Left on mission to St. Louis and East 22 April 1856. Returned to Salt Lake City 7 August 1857. Left on mission to East September 1860. Returned to Salt Lake City 6 September 1861. Colonizing mission to Virgin River and Santa Clara in Southern Utah in 1861. Founded St. George, Utah, in December 1861. Later located in St. George; spent several years in settling area. Mission to Scandinavia 1873. Several missions to Arizona and Mexico 1878-86. Died 27 May 1888 in Salt Lake City, Utah. [Cook]

Snow, Gardner (1793-1889), was born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, to James Snow and Abigail Farr. Married Sarah Sawyer Hastings on Nov. 30, 1814, and they had nine children. Was baptized on June 18, 1833. Hosted McLellin and fellow travelers in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, July 1835. Transported McLellin and Orson Pratt to Waterford, Vermont in July 1835. Sometime before 1850, he emigrated to Utah where he died in Manti in Nov. 1889. [McLellin]

Snow, Lorenzo. Son of Oliver Snow and Rosetta Pettibone. Born 30 April 1814 in Mantua, Portage County, Ohio. Attended Oberlin College. Baptized June 1836 by John F. Boynton. Confirmed by Hyrum Smith. Ordained elder before 3 April 1837 by Alva Beman. Mission in Ohio 1837. Moved to Missouri 1838. Mission to Kentucky and Illinois 1838. Returned to Ohio February 1839. Taught school in Shakersville, Ohio, 1839-40. Moved to LaHarpe Illinois, May 1840. Ordained high priest 18 July 1840 by Don Carlos Smith. Mission to England 184043. Returned to Illinois 12 April 1843. Mission to Ohio 1844 to campaign for Joseph Smith as president of United States. Married Charlotte Merrill Squires (born 1825 in Ohio). Nauvoo Temple sealing 17 January 1846. Two children: Leonora Charlotte and Roxcy Armatha. Received endowment 19 December 1845. Married Mary Adaline Goddard (born 1812 in Connecticut). Nauvoo Temple sealing 17 January 1846. Three children: Rosetta, Oliver, and Isadore. Married Sarah Arm Prichard (born 1826 in Ohio). Nauvoo Temple sealing 17 January 1846. Five children: Elisa Sarah, Sylvia, Lorenzo, Parintha, and Laurin Alvirus. Married Harriet Amelia Squires (born 1819 in Ohio). Nauvoo Temple sealing 17 January 1846. Five children: Abigail, Lucius Aaron, Alonzo Henry, Amelia Henrietta, and Celestia Armeda. Left Illinois for West February 1846. Located in Mt. Pisgah; presided over Church there 1847-48. Moved to Salt Lake City 1848. Ordained apostle 12 February 1849. Mission to Italy 1849-52. Arrived inGenoa, Italy, 25 June 1850. Returned to Salt Lake City 30 August 1852. Member of Utah Legislature 1853-82. Located in Box Elder County 1853. Lived in Brigham City 1853-93. Married Eleanor Houtz. Eight children: Amanda Eleanor, Ida, Eugenia, Alphonso, Susan, Roxcy Lana, Hortensia, and Chauncey. Married Caroline Horton. Three children: Clarissa Caroline, Franklin, and Sarah Augusta. Married Mary Elizabeth Houtz. Six children: Lydia, Jacob, Virginia, Mansfield Lorenzo, Mortimer Joseph, and Flora Bell. Married Phebe Augusta Woodruff. Five children: Mary Amanda, Leslie, Orion, Milton, and Phebe. Married Minnie Jensen. Five children: Clarence Leroi, Minnie Mabel, Cora Jeane, Lorenzo, and Lucile. President of Box Elder Stake. Mission to Hawaiian Island 1864. Tour to Palestine 1873. Convicted of unlawful cohabitation 1886. Sentenced and served eleven months. Sustained as President of Quorum of Twelve Apostles 7 April 1889. President of Church 13 October 1898-10 October1901. Died 10 October 1901 in Salt Lake City, Utah. [Cook]

Snow, Oliver (1775-1845), school teacher, farmer; born at Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Father of Eliza and Lorenzo Snow. Married Rosetta Pettibone. Joined the Latter-day Saints about 1835, and moved to Kirtland, Ohio. Moved to Daviess County, Missouri, 1838, and Hancock County, Illinois, 1840. Died at Walnut Grove, Illinois. [PJSv2]

Snow, Willard (1811-53), was born on May 6, 1811, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, to Levi Snow and Lucina Streeter. Was baptized on June 18, 1833, by Orson Pratt. Marched with Zion’s Camp. Was ordained a seventy in 1835. Apparently served a mission with H. Herryman in May 1835. Married Melvina Harvey on May 14, 1837, and they had eight children. Married Susan Harvey in 1846, and they had one child. Also married Mary Bingham. In 1847, moved to Utah where he became a member of the state legislature. Served a mission to Scandinavia and died on Aug. 21, 1853, at sea on the way home. [McLellin]

Snow, Zerubbabel (1809-1888), school teacher, merchant, lawyer; elder brother of Erastus Snow. Born at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. Converted to Mormonism and moved to Ohio, 1832. Commissary of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Practiced law in Ohio, 1839-50. Associate Justice of Utah Territory, 1851-54. Missionary to Australia, 1856-58. Probate judge of Cedar County, Utah, 1859-61; and Utah County, 1862-64. Salt Lake County prosecuting attorney, 1865-84. [PJSv1]

Snow, Zerubbabel (1809-1888), school teacher, merchant, lawyer; elder brother of Erastus Snow. Born at St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont. Converted to Mormonism and moved to Ohio, 1832. Commissary of Zion’s Camp, 1834. Practiced law in Ohio, 1839-50. Associate Justice of Utah Territory, 1851-54. Missionary to Australia, 1856-58. Probate judge of Iron County, Utah, 1859-61; and Utah County, 1862-64. Salt Lake County prosecuting attorney, 1865-84. [PJSv2]

Snyder, John (1800-1875), mason; born at Pleasant Valley, Brunswick, Nova Scotia. Married Mary Herron, 1822. Converted to Mormonism in Canada in 1836. Missionary to England in 1837. Located in Missouri and Illinois. Appointed on committee to build the Nauvoo House in Nauvoo, Illinois. Member of the Nauvoo Legion. Mission to England, 1842-43. In 1850 migrated to Utah, where he died. [PJSv2]

Snyder, John. Son of Marlin Snyder and Sarah Armstrong. Born 11 February 1800 at New Brunswick, Nova Scotia. Moved with family to Upper Canada. Mason by trade. Married Mary Heron 28 February 1822. Three known children: Harriet, Edgerton, and John, Jr. Associated with John Taylor in studying scriptures 1833. Converted and baptized in Toronto 1836 through instrumentality of Parley P. Pratt. Owned stock in Kirtland Safety Society 1837. Ordained priest before June 1837. Preached in Toronto 1837. Mission to British Isles 1837. Left Upper Canada June 1837. Arrived in Liverpool 18 July 1837. Left for Cumberland County, England, with Isaac Russell 26 July 1837. Arrived in Preston September 1837. Joined with Joseph Fielding 13 September 1837 to preach in country near Preston. Left for America with John Goodson 5 October 1837. Located in Far West, Missouri, 1838. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Located in Springfield, Illinois, 1839; residing there in November. Ordained seventy 19 January 1839 in Far West, Missouri. Appointed to serve mission to England with Twelve Apostles 6 May 1839. Apparently did not go. On 19 January 1841 was appointed one of committee to build Nauvoo House. Member of Nauvoo House Association incorporated 23 February 1841. Member of Nauvoo Legion 1841. Revelation dated 22 December 1841 instructed Snyder to travel to England and collect monies and materials for construction of Nauvoo House and Temple. Delayed this mission for lack of money; wanted Twelve to pay way to England, but was told by Prophet to obtain own passage. Finally left Nauvoo 26 March 1842. Returned from England to Nauvoo 23 January 1843. Assisted in disposing of Mormon properties in Nauvoo after exodus of Saints. Residing in Nauvoo 1850. Ordained high priest. Emigrated to Utah 1850. Rebaptized in Salt Lake City 7 March 1857. Resided in Salt Lake City Seventeenth Ward 1857. Died in Salt Lake City, Utah, 18 December 1875. [Cook]

Snyder, Nancy, was baptized by McLellin on May 10, 1835, in Westfield, New York. [McLellin]

South, Widow, hosted McLellin overnight near Shelbyville, Illinois, Aug. 3, 1831. Census lists several Souths. [McLellin]

Spencer, Orson (1802-1855), born at West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Studied law and theology in New York. Converted to Mormonism in 1841. After locating at Nauvoo, Illinois he served as alderman and in 1845 was elected mayor. Presided over the British mission, 1847-49. In Utah he was appointed chancellor of Deseret University and a member of the territorial legislative council. He died in St. Louis after completing a mission to the Cherokee nation. [PJSv2]

Squires hosted McLellin for $.25 south of Geneseo, New York, June 1, 1835. Multiple Squiers and Squires are listed in the area. [McLellin]

Squires, Andrew Jackson (1815-1897), physician; born at Aurora, Portage County, Ohio. Studied medicine at Willoughby Medical College, Willoughby, Ohio, 1840-41. Married Martha Wilmot, 1850. Began practice of medicine at Mantua in 1864; still practicing in Hiram, Ohio, 1885. Justice of the Peace. Served in Ohio state legislature, 1859-61. [PJSv2]

Squires, Andrew Jackson (1815-?), physician; born at Aurora, Portage County, Ohio. Studied medicine at the Medical University at Willoughby, Ohio, 1840-41. Married Martha Wilmot, 1850. Began practice of medicine at Mantua in 1864; still practicing in Hiram, Ohio, 1885. Served in Ohio state legislature, 1859-61. [PJSv1]

St. John, James, was located near Warren, Ohio. Hosted meetings Dec. 1831-Feb. 1832. [McLellin]

St. John, Sarah. On Dec. 10, 1831, her baby was badly burned and Samuel Smith healed it. Was baptized by McLellin on Dec. 14, 1831, in Trumbull County, Ohio. [McLellin]

Stanley, Harvey (1811-1862), stone cutter, dairyman; born in New York. Member of the First Quorum of Seventy. Participant in march of Zion’s Camp to Missouri, 1834. Married Lerona Eliza Cahoon, daughter of Reynolds Cahoon, in Kirtland, Ohio, 1836. Lerona died, 1840. Worked on Nauvoo Temple. Living at Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, 1850. Migrated in the 1850s to Petaluma, Marin County, California where he died. [PJSv1]

Stanley, Harvey (1811-1862), stonecutter, dairyman; born in New York. Member of the first quorum of seventy. Participant in march of Zion’s Camp to Missouri, 1834. Married Lerona Eliza Cahoon, daughter of Reynolds Cahoon, in Kirtland, Ohio, 1836. Lerona died, 1840. Worked on Nauvoo Temple. Living at Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, 1850. Migrated in the 1850s to Petaluma, Marin County, California, where he died. [PJSv2]

Stanton, Daniel. Son of Amos Stanton and Elizabeth Wyman. Born 28 May 1795 at Manlius, Onondaga County, New York. Married Clarina Graves (born 8 March 1797) about 1818. Four known children: Daniel, Lucy, Jonathan, and Constance. Fought in War of 1812. Moved to Ohio 1819. Baptized 3 November 1830 by Parley P. Pratt. Ordained priest January 1831 by Lyman Wight. Ordained elder 6 June 1831. Ordained high priest 25 October 1831. Appointed by revelation to preach gospel with Seymour Brunson 25 January 1832. Moved to Jackson County, Missouri, by February 1833. Member of Prairie Branch in Jackson County, Missouri. Appointed to preside over Branch Number Two 11 September 1833. After Mormon troubles in Jackson County, Missouri, moved north into Clay and Caldwell counties. Located in Adam-Ondi-Ahman area 1838. Member of Adam-Ondi-Ahman high council June 1838. Moved to Quincy, Illinois, 1839. Appointed president of the Quincy Stake 25 October 1840. Appointed member of Lima high council 11 June 1843. Received endowment 25 December 1845 in Nauvoo Temple. Emigrated to Utah and settled in Springville. Died 26 October 1872 at Panaca, Lincoln County, Nevada. [Cook]

Stars (starr), Jared (1791-1855), was born on Jan. 13, 1791, in Groton, Connecticut, to William Stars and Freelove Bailey. Married Eunice Burdick on Nov. 21, 1814, and they had nine children. Was baptized in Mar. 1832. Died in July 1855 in Salt Lake City. [McLellin]

Stiles, George Philander (1816-1885), lawyer; born at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. After his conversion to Mormonism he practiced law in Nauvoo, Illinois. Married Sophia Janett Williamson at Nauvoo, in 1842. Appointed an alternate Nauvoo city councilor, 1844. United States associate justice for Utah territory, 1854-57. Excommunicated from the church in 1856. Living at Cardington, Morrow County, Ohio in 1860. Died at Belton, Bell County, Texas. [PJSv2]

Stillman, Dexter (1804-1852), born at Colebrook, Litchfield County, Connecticut. Married Barbara Redfield. With the Latter-day Saints in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Member of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War. In Pottawattamie County, Iowa in 1848. [PJSv2]

Stoddard, Calvin (1801-1836), married Joseph Smith’s sister Sophronia in Palmyra, New York, 1828. Father of two daughters. Helped build the Kirtland Temple. Died at Kirtland, Ohio. [PJSv2]

Stoddard, Calvin (1801-1836), married Joseph Smith’s sister Sophronia in Palmyra, New York, 1828. Parents of two daughters. Assisted in building the Kirtland Temple. Died at Kirtland, Ohio. [PJSv1]

Stoddard, Sophronia Smith. See Smith, Sophronia

Stone hosted an appointment on Oct. 27, 1834, in Vermilion, Ohio. [McLellin]

Stone, James E., hosted an appointment and subscribed to the Messenger and Advocate. Located in Boone County, Kentucky, 1836. [[McLellin]

Stone, Silas, hosted an appointment and later fed McLellin dinner in Boone County, Kentucky, May 1836. Subscribed to Messenger and Advocate. [McLellin]

Stowell, Josiah (1770-184?), farmer, miller; born at Winchester, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. Married Miriam Bridgeman. Parents of eight children. Stowell owned a farm and saw mill two miles south of Bainbridge, New York. Employed Joseph Smith on his farm, and in search for lost Spanish treasure in northern Pennsylvania in 1820s. Stowell did not follow the Latter-day Saints west from New York, although he remained friendly toward them. He died at Smithboro, Tioga County, New York. [PJSv1]

Stowell, Miriam (1807-1878), daughter of Josiah Stowell; married Benjamin Richards in 1837. [PJSv1]

Stowell, Rhoda (1805-1844), daughter of Josiah Stowell; married Ward Bovier in 1835. Died at Elmira, Chemung County, New York. [PJSv1]

Stringham, Esther Knight (1798-1831), daughter of Joseph Knight, Sr., was born at Marlborough, Windham County, Vermont. Married William Stringham. Parents of four children. She died in Jackson County, Missouri. [PJSv1]

Stringham, Julia Ann (1817-1886), granddaughter of Joseph Knight, Sr. Born in Broome County, New York. One of four children of William Stringham and Esther Knight. [PJSv1]

Stringham, Polly Knight. See Knight, Polly

Stringham, Sabra (1821-1909), was born on Sept. 1, 1821, in Colesville, New York, to George Stringham and Polly Hendrickson. Baptized by Orson Hyde on May 11, 1835, in Westfield, New York. Married John Balser Heki on May 16, 1841. Died on Apr. 1, 1909. [McLellin]

Stringham, William (1788-1868), tailor; born at North Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Married Esther Knight, daughter of Joseph Knight, Sr. After her death in 1833, he married Esther’s sister, Polly. Polly’s death in 1844 was followed by a third marriage to Eliza Lake in Nauvoo, Illinois. Moved with the Latter-day Saints to Garden Grove, Iowa for a time, but returned to Illinois where he worked as a tailor. Contacted by Mormon missionaries in 1855 and rebaptized, the Stringhams crossed the plains to Utah in 1856. William died at Manti, Sanpete County, Utah. [PJSv1]

Strobridge, Richard R. (1816-?), born in New York. Living at Brantford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada in 1851. Converted to Mormonism and baptized by Joseph Smith at Mt. Pleasant, Ontario in 1833. [PJSv2]

Strong, Elial (c.1810-1834), born at Sullivan, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. One of the first Mormon converts from Tioga County, 1831. One of the missionaries who converted Heber C. Kimball, Brigham Young, and others at Mendon, New York, 1832. He died in Missouri. [PJSv1]

Strong, Elial (c.1810-1834), born at Sullivan, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. One of the first Mormon converts from Tioga County, 1831. One of the missionaries who converted Heber C. Kimball, Brigham Young, and others at Mendon, New York, 1832. He died of cholera in Missouri. [PJSv2]

Strong, Ezra (1788-1877), was born on June 26, 1788, in Albany, New York, to Deacon Ezra Strong and Nancy Gates. Married Olive Lowell on Nov. 19, 1814, and they had ten children. Was an elder in Rockport, Ohio. Was ordained a high priest in 1836. Farmer. Died on Apr. 12, 1877. [McLellin]

Sumner, Esquire Charles, hosted McLellin overnight at his country home in Middlebury, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1832. Served as an associate judge from Feb. 1834 through Feb. 1840 on the Court of Common Pleas. [McLellin]

Suse, W., was a Deist who hosted McLellin and Samuel Smith overnight near Warren, Ohio, Dec. 1, 1831. Refused to believe their message unless they performed a sign. [McLellin]

Swazey, Ezekiel A. M. (1808-1863), attorney; born in Vermont. Resident of Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa. Appointed brigadier general of the first division of state militia in 1830. Involved in local politics in Iowa. Died at Farmington from Civil War injuries. [PJSv2]

Sweat, Angeline, was baptized by McLellin in Errol, New Hampshire, Aug. 13, 1835. [McLellin]

Sweat, Benjamin, was a priest who hosted McLellin in Errol, New Hampshire, Aug. 13, 1835. Several Sweats and Swetts are listed by census records. [CR, Coos County, New Hampshire, 1830 and 1840.] [McLellin]

Sweat, Frederick, was baptized by McLellin in Errol, New Hampshire, Aug. 13, 1835. Represented the Northbridge Branch at a conference in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1842. [McLellin]

Sweet, Northrop (1802-1881), was born in New York. Married Elathan Harris, daughter of Emer Harris. Living in Palmyra, New York, 1830. Baptized by Parley Pratt in October 1830. Shortly after moving to Ohio in 1831, he left the Church, and with Wycom Clark and others organized a church, "The Pure Church of Christ," which did not exist long. Moved to Branch County, Michigan about 1845. He died at Batavia, Branch County. [PJSv1]

Sweet, Northrop. Born 1802 in New York. Married before 1828 to Elathan Harris (born 1805), daughter of Emer Harris. Eight children: Benjamin, Salina, Sarah, Roxann, Garrin, Susan, Hezekiah, and Hiram. Baptized October 1830 by Parley P. Pratt. Living in Palmyra 1830. Ordained elder by 3 June 1831. Shortly after moving to Ohio, 1831, was influenced by false spirits and received revelation instructing him to be prophet. Left Church 1831. With Wycom Clark and others, organized short-lived church called "The Pure Church of Christ." Paid tax on two cows in Kirtland 1834. Living in Lake County, Ohio, 1840. Moved to Batavia, Branch County, Michigan, about 1845. Moved to Bethel, Branch County, Michigan, by 1870. Farmer; 1860 assets of $1,500. Married Eunice Hanmer 14 April 1861. Living in Bethel with son Hezekiah 1880. No death recorded in Branch County, Michigan. [Cook]

Swift, Joanna, was born in Sharon, Connecticut. Baptized on May 26, 1835, by Lyman Johnson in Hate, New York. Received patriarchal blessing on May 23, 1836, from Joseph Smith, Sr. [McLellin]

Swinford, Samuel, led the Church in Danville, Illinois, in 1834. [McLellin]