John Smith (1781 - 1854) Profile

John Smith

Farmer by trade. Uncle of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. Appointed overseer of highways at Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York, 1810. Confirmed and ordained an elder by Joseph Wakefield and Solomon Humphrey, 9 Jan. 1832. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Ordained a high priest, June 1833. Appointed president of Kirtland high council, 21 Jan. 1836. Stockholder in Kirtland Safety Society. Appointed assistant counselor in First Presidency, 3 Sept. 1837; member of Kirtland stake presidency, 1838. Left Kirtland for Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 5 Apr. 1838. Appointed president of stake in Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess Co., Missouri, 28 June 1838. Expelled from Missouri; arrived in Illinois, 28 Feb. 1839. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, June 1839. Appointed president of branch in Lee Co., Iowa Territory, 5 Oct. 1839. Moved to Nashville, Lee Co., Oct. 1839. Member of Nauvoo Masonic Lodge. Appointed to preside at Macedonia (later Webster), Hancock Co., Illinois, 1843–1844. Ordained a patriarch, 10 Jan. 1844. Admitted to Council of Fifty, 26 Mar. 1844. Appointed Nauvoo stake president, 7 Oct. 1844. Presided over Salt Lake stake, 1847–1848. Ordained patriarch of church, 1 Jan 1849 (Joseph Smith Papers)

 

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