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Samuel Harrison Smith, I

Birthplace: Tunbridge, Orange, VT, United States
Death: July 30, 1844 (36)
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, United States
Place of Burial: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Smith, Sr and Lucy Smith
Husband of Levire / Lurinda Smith and Mary Bailey
Father of Levira Annette Smith; Lovisa C. Smith; Lucy J. C. Smith; Susanna Bailey Hunt; Samuel Harrison Bailey Smith and 2 others
Brother of Baby Boy Smith; Alvin Smith; Hyrum Smith; Sophronia Stoddard McCleary; Joseph Smith, Jr., Prophet and 5 others
Half brother of Hubbard Beckwith and Harvey Beckwith

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About Samuel Harrison Smith, I

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Samuel Harrison Smith (13 March 1808 – 30 July 1844) was one of the younger brothers of Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. Samuel was a leader in his own right and a successful missionary. Smith is commonly regarded as the first Latter Day Saint missionary following the organization of the Church of Christ by his brother Joseph. One of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon's golden plates, Samuel Smith remained devoted to his brother and his church throughout his life..."

"...[Samuel was] born in Tunbridge, Vermont to Joseph Smith, Sr., and Lucy Mack Smith..."

"..that year [1834], Samuel married Mary Bailey, his first wife, with whom he had four children..."

"...In 1839 Smith settled in the general vicinity of Macomb, Illinois..."

"...Smith's wife Mary died in Nauvoo in 1841 and he married Lavira Clark later that year. Smith and Lavira had three children together..."

"..., Samuel fell ill shortly after their [his brothers Joseph and Hyrum] deaths and died just one month later..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Samuel Harrison Smith', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 February 2011, 03:56 UTC, <> [accessed 25 May 2011]

First missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Samuel died of exposure to harsh weather out-riding a mob from Carthage where his brothers Joseph Smith Jr., Prophet; and Hyrum Smith, Patriarch; were brutally slain. He died just thirty days after his brothers. He is buried with his family in the Smith Family Cemetery.

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Samuel Harrison Smith, I's Timeline

March 13, 1808
Tunbridge, Orange, VT, United States
May 15, 1829
Age 21
May 15, 1829
Age 21
March 27, 1837
Mentor, Lake, OH, United States
October 27, 1837
Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, United States
August 1, 1838
Shady Grove, Dallas County, Missouri, United States
January 1841
Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, United States
April 29, 1842
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States