Samuel Bogart

Samuel Bogart (1797-1861) was born 2 Apr. 1797 in Carter Co., Tennessee. He was the son of Cornelius Bogart and Elizabeth Moffett. He was tasked with arresting members of the militia and was appointed a judge in Caldwell Co., Missouri while Wilford Woodruff was leading the Saints in and out of Missouri in 1838 and 1839. He died in May 1861 in Collin Co., Republic of Texas.


Samuel A. Bogart (KN12-BBG), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Samuel Bogart Wilford Woodruff Papers (, accessed 7 Feb. 2022). Samuel Bogart, The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed 11 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 150

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

    July 13, 1840 ~ Monday July 13th I received a lengthy & interesting Letter from ^[FIGURE] Letter from Phebe W W^ Phebe W. Woodruff from which I made some extracts to be inserted in the Star which will appear in the 4th No. My wife informs me in this Letter that the Rev Mr Bogart a Methodist Preacher who was the Leader of the Missouri mob in the persecution of the Saints, has shot a man during the Election who ...
    July 13, 1840
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    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 8 March 1840

    Mr. Bogart the Capt. of the Missouri mob their election day shot a man and he died the next day— he has absconded— there is a reward of 500 dolls. offered for his apprehension— Brother & sister Smoot wishes to be remembered to you and send you their best wishes, he is ex pecting to start for the south in a few days— he has been at home this winter. – Father Clar Clark where I live says he wishes to ...
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    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 9 May 1840

    out the church. Lest you may not get my letters I would just say that brother Ilus is married and sister Shuah expects to be soon. sister Rhoda Scammans has a young daughter 13 days older than my babe. brother Luther wants to come to the west but sister R does not. Did you know of the correspondence between brother Webster and sister Eunice I knew nothing of it untill he came here
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    Part of Letter to Brigham Young from Wilford Woodruff and Willard Richards, 6 June 1840

    Dymock June 3rd,1840 Dear Bro Brigham, I sent you a line yesterday; but there were a few itims that escaped my notice, Capt Bogart (Bogart) of mob memory, has killed a man—ran away & 500$ is offered for him - [Oho] - it is reported in the papers, says, 'Bro Holman, that the Indians are ma[ke]ing sod house among the corn&horses of upper Missourie & the inhabitants are much afraid & that the Indians are making preparations for war to ...
    June 3, 1840