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Samuel Smith
Birth: May 22, 1818
Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Oct. 3, 1895
Cache County
Utah, USA

Son of Daniel William Smith and Sarah Wooding

Married - Mary Ann Line, 12 Oct 1837, Hemel, Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

Married - Sarah Jane Ingraham, 19 May 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married - Frances Ann Ingraham, 31 Jul 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married - Jennett Maria Smith, 7 May 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married - Caroline Smith, 7 Jun 1857, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

History - Samuel was an ambitious young man: one who was determined to make his mark in the world. He was not a tall man: early records indicate his full height was a scant five feet. But he was a stoutly built person who was agile on his feet and physically able to take care of himself. Economic conditions were rapidly deteriorating in England. England was in the grip of a severe recession, which, in many places was actually a pinching depression. Though the Smiths were not engaged in mining, the repressive economic downturn affected business everywhere.

Samuel and wife Mary Ann longed to find a new place where they would have freedom to take full advantage of their opportunities. They were even willing to consider leaving England (and its bitter memories of their two lost children) if the right opportunity presented itself.

Samuel removed from Sherington to London in 1835. It was in the year 1841 that the Smiths first heard the Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their chief contact with the church was through Elder Lorenzo Snow, who was later to become the fifth President of the Church. Both Samuel and Mary Ann studied the unique new religion very carefully and soon, not only they, but Samuel's parents as well, were listening to the missionaries on a regular basis. They joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dec 1841. They sailed from Liverpool with his parents and family for America 15 Jan 1843. They came to Salt Lake City in 1850 and moved to Big Cottonwood.

Each time Samuel Smith took another wife he had them stay for two weeks at the beginning of their marriage with his first wife, Mary Ann Line Smith. She taught them how to live in polygamy and consequently there was practically no trouble or jealousy between the different families.

Samuel was called to Brigham City in 1855 where he was chosen as counselor to Lorenzo Snow who was presiding in Box Elder Stake. He was appointed postmaster of Brigham City in 1855 and continued in that position about 17 years. Samuel was elected Probate Judge of Box Elder County in 1859 and served the people in that office for 15 years. Samuel was also elected as mayor of Brigham City in 1879 and reelected in 1881.

After the reorganization of the Stake he was chosen President of the High Priest Quorum and was ordained a patriarch to the Stake which the latter position was held at his death.

* From THE BRIGHAM CITY BUGLER-Saturday, October 5, 1895 p. 1

ANOTHER PIONEER GONE-Patriarch Samuel Smith dies at Smithfield. Funeral Today.

Thursday at 2:30 a.m., the spirit departed from his body, and Samuel Smith is no more. He died in Smithfield, where he has been for several months. The deceased has been very feeble for years, many times appearing to be on the brink of death, but as often rallied, much to the surprise of his friends. His death was quiet and peaceful. He fell into a deep sleep some twenty-four hours before the end. He continued in this state and his light went out so quietly that the spectre Death was not suspected until the patriarch's soul had gone to meet his Maker. The funeral services will be held in the Brigham City Tabernacle at 10 o'clock this morning, after which the remains will be laid away in the Brigham cemetery.

Samuel Smith, age 76 [actually 77], was one of the pioneers and founders of Brigham City; ever standing as one of the chief pillars of the town. That he possessed many admirable qualities and was held in the highest estimation by the people, is evident by the numerous honorable positions he held. He has been prominently connected with the woolen mill, flour mill, co-operative store etc. City Councilman, Mayor of the city and Probate Judge of the county; besides holding many responsible ecclesiastical positions. Brigham City never had a more enterprising, loyal and honorable citizen. All regret his departure for the obscure land of the hereafter.

Thus ended the earthly life of Samuel Smith, a valiant leader in the cause of Zion. Those of us who descended from him are indeed proud of him and his wives. They all made outstanding contributions to the church and community and, as it has been stated of other great leaders, "generations of posterity will rise up and call their names blessed." We certainly do.

Family Histories of the Smith Family

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Family links: 
  Daniel William Smith (1792 - 1845)
  Sarah Wooding Smith (1797 - 1865)
  Mary Ann Line Smith (1811 - 1903)
  Sarah Jane Ingraham Smith (1836 - 1872)
  Frances Ann Ingraham Smith (1840 - 1923)
  Jeannette Maria Smith Smith (1840 - 1928)
  Caroline Smith Smith (1841 - 1929)
  Mary Ann Smith (1839 - 1840)*
  Mary Ann Smith (1841 - 1843)*
  Samuel Lorenzo Smith (1843 - 1880)*
  Sarah Ann Smith (1845 - 1846)*
  Eliza Jane Smith (1845 - 1846)*
  Hyrum James Smith (1847 - 1929)*
  Maretta Smith Ormsby (1850 - 1923)*
  Maretta Smith (1850 - 1923)*
  Hannah Line Smith (1852 - 1861)*
  Thyrza Ann Smith Tippetts (1853 - 1919)*
  Daniel William Smith (1855 - 1873)*
  David John Smith (1855 - 1855)*
  Isaac Smith (1857 - 1914)*
  Esther Ann Smith Forsgren (1858 - 1938)*
  Abraham Smith (1858 - 1932)*
  Esther Ann Smith (1858 - 1938)*
  Delina Carolina Smith Beckstead (1859 - 1923)*
  Priscilla Smith Gardner (1860 - 1944)*
  Letitia Smith Dunn (1860 - 1929)*
  Sarah Eliza Smith Evans (1860 - 1923)*
  Jacob Smith (1861 - 1885)*
  Elias Ingraham Smith (1861 - 1862)*
  John Wooding Smith (1862 - 1884)*
  Rose Emma Smith (1863 - 1884)*
  Mary Elizabeth Smith (1863 - 1864)*
  Franklin Richard Smith (1863 - 1870)*
  Thomas Smith (1863 - 1946)*
  Susannah Smith Evans (1864 - 1953)*
  Olivia Jane Smith Kelly (1865 - 1887)*
  James George Smith (1865 - 1934)*
  Eliza M. Smith (1865 - 1878)*
  Francis Mary Smith Forsgren (1867 - 1935)*
  Phoebe Ellen Smith (1867 - 1874)*
  Nettie Smith (1867 - 1874)*
  Lorenzo D. Smith (1869 - 1874)*
  Leslie Smith (1869 - 1869)*
  Roxy Althea Smith (1870 - 1874)*
  Lester Smith (1870 - 1874)*
  Cynthia Smith (1871 - 1874)*
  Alice Rozella Smith Empey (1871 - 1942)*
  Viola May Smith (1872 - 1874)*
  Vilate Smith Harris (1873 - 1958)*
  Eliza Beatrice Smith Larsen (1874 - 1956)*
  Ernest Carlos Smith (1875 - 1927)*
  Edessie Smith (1875 - 1913)*
  Edessa Smith Hamson (1876 - 1913)*
  Warren Samuel Smith (1876 - 1928)*
  Jeannette Laura Smith (1878 - 1889)*
  Everett Eugene Smith (1879 - 1959)*
  Charles Eli Smith (1879 - 1952)*
  Everett Eugene Smith (1879 - 1959)*
  William Rufus Smith (1880 - 1933)*
  Theodore Smith (1880 - 1892)*
  Tobias Chauncey Smith (1883 - 1889)*
  Phosa Smith Larsen (1884 - 1928)*
  George Smith (1816 - 1893)*
  Samuel Smith (1818 - 1895)
  Jane Louisa Smith Turpin (1827 - 1893)*
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Utah, USA
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