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John Smith
Birth: Jul. 16, 1781
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: May 23, 1854
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Fourth Patriarch to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and a Counselor in First Presidency. Ason of Asahel Smith, brother of Joseph Smith Sr., and uncle to the Prophet Joseph Smith.
It was Joseph Smith, Sr. who approached John with the news of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He lay very sick, but from the time of his baptism (by his brother Joseph)he gained health and strength, although he had been given up by the doctors to die of consumption.
In 1833, he moved to Kirtland, Ohio, where he was ordained a High Priest by Lyman Wight. In 1836 he served a Mission to the Eastern States. In 1837 Elder Smith was sustained as Assistant Counselor to the First Presidency, and retained his position in the First Presidency until the death of the Prophet in 1844.
John moved his family to Nauvoo, Illinois, and was ordained a Patriarch in 1844, by Joseph the Prophet where he administered thousands of patriarchal blessings.
After the great trek west to the Rocky Mountains, he was set apart as the Patriarch to the Church, under the hands of Pres. Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball. Elder Smith was known for his generosity in providing succor to the needy. In addition to a vast amount of varied and efficient aid to thousands in the way of temporal salvation during his long and faithful ministry, he administered 5,560 patriarchal blessings, which were recorded in seven large and closely written books, which are now at the Church Historian's office.
In addition to his first wife, Clarissa Lyman, Elder Smith embraced the principle of plural marriage and was sealed to several others.
Family links: 
  Asahel Smith (1744 - 1830)
  Mary Duty Smith (1743 - 1836)
  Clarissa Lyman Smith (1790 - 1854)*
  George Albert Smith (1817 - 1875)*
  Caroline Clara Smith Callister (1820 - 1895)*
  John Lyman Smith (1828 - 1898)*
  Jesse Smith (1768 - 1853)*
  Joseph Smith (1771 - 1840)*
  Asahel Smith (1773 - 1848)*
  John Smith (1781 - 1854)
  Stephen Smith (1785 - 1802)*
  Sarah Smith Sanford (1789 - 1824)*
*Calculated relationship
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
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Record added: Apr 06, 2002
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