Samuel Whitney Richards

Birth Date
1824 August 9
Death Date
1909 November 28
Gender
Male
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He was born 9 August 1824 in Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, to Phinehas Richards and Wealthy Dewey. He was baptized at 14 years old, was ordained to the Priesthood, and sent out to labor as a missionary. In 1846 he left for Europe on his first foreign mission. He spent 16 years in performing missionary work. He died in Salt lake City, Utah, on 26 November 1909.

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Born in Richmond, Berkshire County, Massachusetts

1824 August 9
Mother
Wealthy Dewey
Father
Phineas Howe Richards

Baptized by Phinehas Richards

1838 November (Age 14)

Volunteered for expedition to California and Oregon

1844 February 23 (Age 19)

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.

Served in Joseph Smith Presidential Campaign Mission

1844 April 15–January (Age 19) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Additional Notes

Called to serve with his brother Franklin Dewey Richards. Mission was to assist Joseph Smith's presidential campaign and preach the gospel in Indiana. (Journal history, April 15, 1844, p. 2)

 

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Served in British Mission

1846 July–1848 February (Age 21) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
New York City, New York

Arrived in Field

1846 October 14 (Age 22)

Arrived at Home

1848 May 21 (Age 23)

Departed from Home

1851 September 24 (Age 27)

Called as President to British Mission

1852 May–1854 August (Age 27) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

Departed from Home

1857 August 13 (Age 33)

Called as President to British Mission

1857 October–1858 May (Age 33) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

Served in Eastern States Mission

1869 October–1870 March (Age 45) See Missionaries
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Orson Pratt

Called as President to Eastern States Mission

1895 January–1897 March (Age 70) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Joseph F. Smith

Death

1909 November 28 (Age 85)
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