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William Smith
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1811
Royalton
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1893
Osterdock
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. 
 
Burial:
Bethel Cemetery
Osterdock
Clayton County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Jun 15, 2002
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