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William B. Smith
Birth: Mar. 13, 1811
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1893
Clayton County
Iowa, USA

One of the original Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, brother to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and Patriarch to the Church.
He was at one time allowed to feel and lift the pages of the golden plates of The Book of Mormon through the pillow case Joseph kept them in.
He also accompanied Zion's Camp and praciticed plural marriage. Attended the Kirtland Temple dedication and School of the Prophets. However, he was called to repent more than once for his rebellios spirit, he had many arguments and one fight with his brother Joseph the Prophet.
Failure to fulfill his callings and persistant rebellion he was eventually disfellowshipped.
He was later restored to the Church, and after Hyrum Smith's death was called upon and set apart as Presiding Patriarch by Brigham Young where he issued several Patriarchal Blessings in Nauvoo. But soon he fell into apostacy and was excommunicated from the Church.
He was one of several who sought the Presidency of the Church after the Prophet's death, even though it was known that he associated with apostate groups, eventually going to the Strangites and then Reorganites. He died the last living sibling of the Prophet. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Smith (1771 - 1840)
  Lucy Mack Smith (1775 - 1856)
  Caroline Amanda Grant Smith (1814 - 1845)
  Roxanna Ann Grant Smith (1825 - 1900)
  Eliza Elsa Jane Sanborn Smith (1827 - 1889)
  Rosella Goyette Smith (1830 - 1923)
  Mary J. Smith Scott (1834 - 1878)*
  Caroline Smith Quince (1839 - 1878)*
  Thalia Grant Smith (1848 - 1924)*
  Hyrum Wallace Smith (1850 - 1935)*
  Loie May Smith Bolsinger (1866 - 1925)*
  Baby Smith (1797 - 1797)*
  Alvin Smith (1798 - 1823)*
  Hyrum Smith (1800 - 1844)*
  Saphronia Smith McClarry (1803 - 1871)*
  Sophronia Smith Stoddard McCleary (1803 - 1876)*
  Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)*
  Samuel Harrison Smith (1808 - 1844)*
  Ephriam Smith (1810 - 1810)*
  William B. Smith (1811 - 1893)
  Katharine Smith Salisbury Younger (1813 - 1900)*
  Don Carlos Smith (1816 - 1841)*
  Lucy Smith Millikin (1821 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethel Cemetery
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Jun 15, 2002
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