Samuel C Bent

Birth Date
1778 July 19
Death Date
1846 August 16
Gender
Male
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Born in Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

1778 July 19
Mother
Marcy Mason
Father
Joel Bent

Baptized by Jared Carter

1833 January 29 (Age 54)

Served in Northern States Mission

1833 January 29 (Age 54) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States
Additional Notes

Ordained and Elder and called on the mission the day of his baptism in Michigan and started the next day .

Served in Eastern States Mission

1840 July 17 (Age 61) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
Additional Notes

Assigned to go with George W Harris to procure money for printing certain books. July 17, Sept 23, 1840. On 17 December 1840, Samuel Bent wrote that he had much success preaching while traveling through the Eastern States.

Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

Volunteered for expedition to California and Oregon

1844 February 23 (Age 65)

Joseph Smith asked for volunteers to explore Oregon and California. They were also to preach wherever they went. The purpose of the expedition was to locate a suitable place for the Saints to dwell. Due to rapid changing circumstances and the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith the expedition did not occur.

Death in Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States

1846 August 16 (Age 68)

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