WilliamB.Smith
“Yes, we always had family prayers since I can remember. I well remember
Father used to carry his spectacles in his vest pocket, and when us boys saw
him feel for his specs, we knew that was a signal to get ready for prayer,
and if we did not notice it mother would say, "William," or whoever was the negligent one, "get ready for prayer." After the prayer, we had a song we would sing,. . . . "
[William Smith, Quoted in Deseret News (Salt Lake City), January 20, 1894, p. 11.]
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  • Name SMITH, William B. 
    Born 13 Mar 1811  Royalton, Windsor, VermontFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Nov 1893  Osterdock, Clayton, Iowa, United StatesFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 15 Nov 1893  Osterdock, Clayton, Iowa, United StatesFind all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I42  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | William B.
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2014 

    Father SMITH, Joseph Sr. ,   b. 12 Jul 1771, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother MACK, Lucy   Additional Information on MACK,  Lucy - I35,   b. 8 Jul 1775, Gilsum, Cheshire, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1856, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1796  Tunbridge, Orange, VermontFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 GRANT, Caroline Amanda ,   b. 22 Jan 1814, Windsor, Broome, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1833  Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United StatesFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joseph Smith Senior's Children, compiled by Harry D. Galley, p. , 23 Harry D. Galley 1216 - 19 1/2 Avenue Rock Island, Ilinois 61201 On page 15 Galley give a variant wedding date of Feb. 13, 1833, however, most sources say 14th, including the LDS Ancestral File.
    Children 
    +1. SMITH, Mary Jane ,   b. 7 Jan 1834, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1878, Brookfield, Linn, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +2. SMITH, Caroline L. ,   b. Aug 1836, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1878, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2014 16:38:04 
    Family ID F14381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 GRANT, Roxie Roxanna Ann ,   b. 16 Mar 1825, Naples, Ontario, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1900, Lathrop, Clinton, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 19 May 1847  Knox, Illinois, United StatesFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Information in Joseph Smiths' Children, compiled January 2000, by Harry D. Galley 1216 - 19 1/2 Ave Rock Island, Illinois, 61201 page 20, 38 I kept the AF date on this marriage because I know Elaine Nicholes has worked on correcting these records. this source indicates that Roxie and William obtained their marriage licence in Knox Co. Book 1, Vol 9. Number 4. she is recorded on the 1850 census of Walnut Grove Township, Knox Co., Illinois with her parents as SMITH, Roxalana age 25 born NY. her neice, Caroline, age 14, born ohio, and her daughrer, Thalia age 2 born Illinois, were living with her. William and Roxie divorced each other in bitterness in 1853 She received her grant in Knox county.
    Children 
    +1. SMITH, Thalia Grant ,   b. 21 Sep 1848, Altonia, Knox, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1924, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. SMITH, Hyrum Wallace ,   b. 17 Aug 1850, Altonia, Knox, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1935, Lennox, Los Angelas, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2014 16:38:04 
    Family ID F13335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 SANBORN, Eliza Elsa Jane ,   b. 16 Apr 1827, Cattaraugus, Cattaraugus, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1889, Elkader, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 12 Nov 1857  Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United StatesFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. SMITH, William Enoch ,   b. 23 Jul 1858, Erie, Eire, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1930, Mitchell, Davison, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. SMITH, Edson Don Carlos ,   b. 16 Sep 1862, Elkader, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1939, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. SMITH, Louise Mae ,   b. 8 May 1866, Elkader, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1925, Mallory Township, Clayton, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2014 16:38:04 
    Family ID F13315  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 GOYETTE, Rosella ,   b. 16 May 1830, Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Apr 1923, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1889  Clinton, Clinton, IowaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2014 16:38:04 
    Family ID F14223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Mar 1811 - Royalton, Windsor, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1833 - Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 May 1847 - Knox, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Nov 1857 - Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Dec 1889 - Clinton, Clinton, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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    Histories
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  • Notes 
    • William Smith, brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith. According to corrections made in the Ancestral File by Elaine Nicholes, he was not married to Rhoda Alkire. Rhoda had a son whom she named William Francis Smith, b. Nov. 1847, Greenview, Menard, Illinois. Further research may prove otherwise, but it is problematic and needs more proof. An extensive posterity has been compiled for each of these children by Harry D. Galley. All information in this record is extracted from that source. Joseph Smith Senior's Children--January 2000 Harry D. Galley 1216 19 1/2 Ave Rock Island, Ill. 61201