Samuel Harrison Smith

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1808 March 13
Death Date
1844 July 30
Gender
Male

One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Among six original members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6 Apr. 1830. (JSP) Brother of the prophet Joseph Smith.

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Born in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, United States

1808 March 13
Mother
Lucy Mack
Father
Joseph Smith Sr

Baptized by Oliver Cowdery

1829 May 25 (Age 21)

Early Disciples are Called to Preach, Exhort, & Strengthen the Church

1830 April 16 (Age 22)

D&C 23 at Manchester, New York

Served in Eastern States Mission

1830 June 30–December (Age 22) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Manchester, New York, United States
Additional Notes

Samuel made several short missionary trips in this and the surrounding areas during this time period.

Served in Northern States Mission

1831 January 2–February 27 (Age 22) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Fayette, Seneca, New York
Additional Notes

Served With
Orson Pratt

Travel to Missouri & Preach By the Way

1831 June 6 (Age 23)

D&C 52:3,7,22-33 at Kirtland, Ohio.

Served in Northern States Mission

1831 June 6–September 28 (Age 23) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
Additional Notes

Served With
Reynolds Cahoon

Departed from Home

1831 June 9 (Age 23)

Served in Northern States Mission

1831 November 16–December 24 (Age 23) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
Additional Notes

Served With
William E. McLellin

Arrived at Home

1831 December 27 (Age 23)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1832 February 1–December 22 (Age 23) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
Additional Notes

Served With
Orson Hyde

Member of First High Council of the Church

1834 February 17 (Age 25)

D&C 102:3 at Kirtland, Ohio 

Served in Eastern States Mission

1836 June (Age 28) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
Additional Notes

Received impression from the Spirit to continue to Boston while his companions, Don Carlos Smith and Wilber (?) were to return sooner than he was to their families in Kirtland.

Served With
Don Carlos Smith

To Preside Over The Bishopric

1841 January 19 (Age 32)

D&C124:141 at Nauvoo, Illinois

Served in Northern States Mission

1841 April –November (Age 33) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
Additional Notes

Married while on his mission. Stayed mostly with his new father-in-law.

Death in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

1844 July 30 (Age 36)
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