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SMITH, Asahel

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  • Name SMITH, Asahel 
    Born 21 May 1773  Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    WAC 15 Dec 1845  NAUVO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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    Died 21 Jul 1848  Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Jul 1848  Salima, Wapallo, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I19164  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father SMITH, Asael,   b. 7 Mar 1744, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1830, Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother DUTY, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 11 Oct 1743, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1836, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1767  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 25 Aug 1897
    Family ID F7774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 SMITH, Jane,   b. 1775, Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1794  Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married Windham, Rockingham, New Hamphshire.
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F14625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 SHELLENGER, Elizabeth,   b. 1 Dec 1785, Chatham, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1846, Wapello, Louisa, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1802  Royalton, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. SMITH, Elias,   b. 6 Sep 1804, Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1888, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. SMITH, Emily,   b. 1 Sep 1806, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1893, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. SMITH, Jessie Johnson,   b. 6 Oct 1806, Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1834  (Age 27 years)
    +4. SMITH, Esther,   b. 20 Sep 1810, Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +5. SMITH, Julia Priscilla,   b. 4 Mar 1815, Stockholm, St Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1906, Windsor, Sonoma, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +6. SMITH, Mary Jane,   b. 29 Apr 1815, Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1878, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     7. SMITH, Martha,   b. 9 Jun 1817, Windsor, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1902, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +8. SMITH, Silas Schellinger,   b. 6 Jun 1822, Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1892, Meadow, Millard, Utah Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F7763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1802 - Royalton, Windsor, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWAC - 15 Dec 1845 - NAUVO Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Asahel Smith Headstone.jpg
    Asahel Smith Headstone.jpg

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: The fourth presiding Patriarch of the L.D.S. (Mormon) Church, was the son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty, and brother of Joseph Smith Sr., the Prophet's father. He married Betsy Schillinger March 21, 1802. In 1809 he settled in St. Lawrence county, N.Y. When Joseph Smith Sr. accompanied by his son Don Carlos, visited his father and brother in St. Lawrence county, in August, 1830, Asahel received his testimony. He became a warm advocate of the Book of Mormon and the restoration of the everlasting gospel, for which he received much abuse from his brother Jesse. He was baptized by Lyman E. Johnson, June 29, 1835, in Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, and removed with his family to Kirtland, Ohio, in 1836. Soon after his arrival there, he was ordained a High Priest by Don Carlos Smith. In 1837, he became a member of the High Council at Kirtland. He was chosen to fill a similar position in Lee county, Iowa, when a Stake of Zion was organized there on Oct. 5, 1839. He served in that capacity until Jan. 6, 1842, when the Stake organization in Iowa was discontinued. During this time he resided at Nashville, Iowa. He was ordained a Patriarch by the Twelve Apostles in Nauvoo, Oct. 7, 1844. After the rejection of William Smith (his nephew) in 1845, the patriarchal office, according to the hereditary order, belonged to Asahel Smith; but as his health was poor, he is not known to have taken any active part in the office of presiding Patriarch. He died July 20, 1848, at Iowaville, Wapello county, Iowa, en route to the West. The following is recorded about him in Church history: "His principles, precepts and examples were worthy of imitation, and shed a lustre that does honor to his high and holy calling; he died after a long and painful illness, and has left a numerous family to mourn his loss." (LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p.182)
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  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    2. [S1090] Unknown, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 1033997, page 11, reference number 13, downloaded 17 Sep 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S762] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002), downloaded 17 Sep 2009 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1091] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, downloaded 17 Sep 2009 (Reliability: 3).