John Smith, b. 1781

John Smith (1781-1854) was born 16 Jul. 1781 in Derryfield, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He was the son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. He married Clarissa Lyman on 11 Sep. 1815. He was baptized 9 Jan. 1832. He served in church positions with Wilford Woodruff, including as Assistant Counselor in the First Presidency and Presiding Patriarch. He died 23 May 1854 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

John Smith (KWJR-TZ9), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). John Smith, b. 1781, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/john-smith-b-1781, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). John Smith, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-smith, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 143

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    April 8, 1837 ~ Saturday April 8th Spent the day in writing my Journal Spent the evening at Elder Milicans in Good Company April 9, 1837 ~ Sunday 9th Sunday morning I repaired to the house of the Lord to worship with the Saints Father John Smith opened the meeting by prayer then read the twelvth chapter of the second Book of Nephi & preached from it unto the people. In the latter part of the Day ...
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    April 8, 1837 April 9, 1837
  • Page 205

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    Smith Prophesyed that within five years we should be rid of our old enemies whether they were apostates or of the world & wished us to record it that when it comes to pass that we need not say we had forgotten the saying February 26, 1844 ~ Monday 26 A cold wind from the north Br Reed worked for me a part of the day I met with the quorum in the evening [FIGURE] but meeting closed soon after we arived. Fathers ...
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    February 26, 1844 February 27, 1844 February 28, 1844 February 29, 1844
  • Page 303

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    gardeen [guardian], a Prophet, evangelist or sumthing els as your head to lead you all that are in favor of it make it manifest by raising the right hand. No hands raised. All that wants to draw away a party from the church after them let them do it if they can but they will not prosper. I now wish to speak of the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Sidney Rigdon and Amasa Lyman were counsellors to Joseph. I ask ...
  • Page 156

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    August 11, 1840 ~ Tuesday [FIGURE] Aug 11th {Elder Benbow loaned Elder Turley} 20 {pounds and gave me} 15 {for our London mission} We took the parting hand with Elder Turley who Started for Liverpool to prepare a ship for about 80 Saints to emegrate to America 40 of which Elder J Benbow takes with him & pays their expenses to America out of Mercy to the poor Saints Let ...
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    August 11, 1840 August 12, 1840
  • Page 157

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    going across to steal sumthing. this is the effect that Signs have on those that seek them. I walked in company wash with Elders Kimball & G. A. Smith to Br Benjamin Hill at Turkey Hall in Glostershire we preached at Lime Street {Distance of the day} 12 m Mrs Woodruff wrote a short epistle in father Smiths letter August 13, 1840 ~ Thursday 13th We ...
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    August 13, 1840 August 14, 1840 August 15, 1840 August 16, 1840 August 17, 1840
  • Page 174

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    should come upon him for rejecting that Book as being the word of God &c. I took the minutes of his discours & when he closed I arose and informed the people I would hold a meeting at the meetinghouse on Sunday and answer his objections. I however rectifyed some of his mistakes in his presence. Spent the night with Brother Eames. 7 m[iles] September 12, 1837 ~ Tuesday Sept 12th We held a meeting at Mr. C. Sterretts & Baptized his ...
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    September 12, 1837 September 13, 1837 September 14, 1837 September 15, 1837 September 16, 1837 September 17, 1837 September 18, 1837 September 19, 1837 September 20, 1837 September 21, 1837 September 22, 1837 September 23, 1837 September 24, 1837 September 25, 1837 September 26, 1837
  • Page 202

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    (entrance Door in President Street) Evry Sabbath at Three & half-Past- Six o'clock, P.M. Also, on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings each week at Eight o clock. LECTURES will be delivered by Elders WOODRUFF AND SMITH Late from - America, who respectfully invite the citizens of LONDON to attend. The first Principles of the Everlasting Gospel in its fulnes - The Gathering of Israel - The Second Coming of the Saviour - and the restitution of all things spoken of by all the Holy ...
    Dates:
    October 25, 1840 October 26, 1840
  • Page 199

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 – December 31, 1840)

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    London we returned home & held a Prayer meeting at Father Corners 52 Iron monger Row St Lukes London. Distance of the Day 10 miles October 22, 1840 ~ Thursday 22 [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Brother Thomas - Clark. We hired Mr J. Barretts Academy 57, King Street Square Goswall Street (the enterance Door in President Streett for three mont[h]s to Preach in. I went to the printer & got 500 hand bills Published which cost me 11/ ...
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    October 22, 1840
  • Page 112

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    October 17, 1841 ~ Sunday 17th Sunday I was feeble in body yet I preached to a large congregation at Br John Lovorns returned & spent the night at Br Clarks October 18, 1841 ~ Monday 18th A cold stormy day I went with Phebe to collect her houshold furniture which she left in Ioway when she went to Maine we first went to Zarahemla saw many old friends among them was ...
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    October 17, 1841 October 18, 1841 October 19, 1841 October 20, 1841 October 21, 1841 October 22, 1841 October 23, 1841 October 24, 1841 October 25, 1841
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 2 July 1840

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    could not sit up to have my bed made, I was brought verry low in consequence of my situation little Sarah Emma was verry sick at the same time both of our lives were nearly dispaired of but through the mercy of God I got some better so that as soon as my house was called done I went into it, it had no door window or loft in it, and it was a hard matter for me to get it done any way they seamed unwilling to do it, I had ...