Summary

Birth:
18 Nov 1804 1
Ashfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States 1
Death:
30 Oct 1892 1
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States 1
More…

Related Pages

+

Pictures & Records (2)

Add Show More

Personal Details

Edit
Birth:
18 Nov 1804 1
Ashfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States 1
Male 1
Death:
30 Oct 1892 1
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States 1
Cause: Old Age 1
Burial:
Burial Date: 31 Oct 1892 2
Burial Place: Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States 2
Edit
Birth:
Mother: Deborah Alden 1
Father: David Smith 1
Marriage:
#3 Sophie Catrine Wilhelmine Klauen Pedersen 1
14 Feb 1857 1
Salt Lake City,Salt Lake, Utah Territory 1
To: Albert Smith 1
Marriage:
#2 Rhoda Gifford 1
17 Oct 1856 1
Manti, Sanpete, Utah Territory 1
To: Albert Smith 1
Marriage:
#1 Esther Dutcher 1
19 May 1826 1
Boylston, New York, New York, USA 1
To: Albert Smith 1

Looking for more information about Albert Smith?

Search through millions of records to find out more.

Stories

Biography of Albert Smith

Ashfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

Mormons - Biography

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Membership

An alphabetical surname listing of persons who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during its formative years.

Information on each member is divided into four sections:

1) vital statistics; 2) church ordinances; 3) temple ordinances; and 4) biographical sketches

FHL US/CAN Fiche

6031596

BIOGRAPHY:

Note: Fact Research): Ashfield was located in Hampshire county, Massachusetts in 1804 in 1811 Hampshire county

1. Was apprentised as a carpenter at age 14.

TIMELINE RESEARCH: Mormon History

The Nauvoo Period

1839

January 26- The exodus from western Missouri to Illinois is organized.

April 16- Joseph Smith and other prisoners in the Liberty Jail escape from custody during a transfer.

April 22- Joseph joins his family in Illinois and reportedly indicates his intentions for his son Joseph III to be his successor as church president.

May 10- Joseph moves to Commerce, Illinois which he renames Nauvoo. By the end of 1845 the city's population would swell to 12,000. An additional 3,000 Mormons live in the surrounding area.

July 22- Joseph prays for the malaria stricken citizens of Nauvoo.

November 29- U.S. President Martin Van Buren tells Joseph Smith that the federal government cannot intervene to protect Mormon property or civil rights in Missouri. Until the Civil War and the 14th Amendment the constitutional separation between the federal government and the rights of sovereign states prohibited such intervention.

TIMELINE RESEARCH: 1840

1840 -1847 Nauvoo Legion

May 27- The Latter-day Saints Millennial Star goes to press in England. This would be the first LDS periodical to be printed outside the U.S.

June 6- The first British converts arrive in Nauvoo.

August 15- Joseph Smith teaches baptism for the dead at the funeral of Seymour Brunson. "General George Washington" is among the first for whom a vicarious baptism for the dead is performed in the Mississippi River. After 1841 baptisms for the dead would occur only in specially constructed temple fonts.

December 16- The governor of Illinois signs the Nauvoo charter which Joseph Smith uses to make the city an independent theocracy. Abraham Lincoln votes for the charter, even though Nauvoo's Mormons had voted as a bloc against him in the previous election.

TIMELINE RESEARCH: 1841

January 30- Joseph is elected sole Trustee-in-Trust for the LDS church, the legal entity for directing church finances until 1923.

February 4- The Nauvoo Legion is organized. It quickly becomes the largest militia in the U.S.

March 1- Nauvoo city ordinance states that all religions will have "free toleration, and equal privileges". The law provides for a $300 fine and a 6-month jail term for anyone convicted of ridiculing a person's religious beliefs.

March 10- The governor of Illinois appoints Joseph Smith lieutenant-general of the Nauvoo Legion.

April 5- Joseph Smith's first fully dated plural marriage is solemnized to Louisa Beaman.

April 6- The cornerstones of the Nauvoo Temple are laid.

June 5- Joseph Smith is arrested as a fugitive of Missouri justice but not extradited.

October 27- Joseph Smith marries a woman polygamously who lives with her legal husband. Brigham Young University would later name one of its residence halls after her. Zina D. Huntington would also marry Brigham Young after Smith's death, her legal husband standing in as witness. This is the first of a dozen cases of polyandry in Mormon history.

November 8- The first temple baptismal font is dedicated. The first ordinance is a baptism for the dead, with Brigham Young as officiator and Reuben McBride as proxy.

December 27- Smith exhibits to his twelve apostles what BrighamYoung called the "seer stone" but what Woodruff called the "Urim and Thummim". Young claimed that at Nauvoo Joseph Smith found two more seer stones on the banks of the Mississippi River.

2. Albert Smith joined the Red Coats Military Organization for the Nauvoo Legion on 6 Apr 1841.

TIMELINE RESEARCH: Description:

Formed shortly after the founding of Nauvoo, Illinois, the Nauvoo Legion was a part of the Illinois Militia even though all its members were Latter-day Saints.

This database is a listing of men who served in the legion between 1840 and 1844.

TIMELINE RESEARCH: 1841

January 30- Joseph is elected sole Trustee-in-Trust for the LDS church, the legal entity for directing church finances until 1923.

February 4- The Nauvoo Legion is organized. It quickly becomes the largest militia in the U.S.

March 1- Nauvoo city ordinance states that all religions will have "free toleration, and equal privileges". The law provides for a $300 fine and a 6-month jail term for anyone convicted of ridiculing a person's religious beliefs.

March 10- The governor of Illinois appoints Joseph Smith lieutenant-general of the Nauvoo Legion.

April 5- Joseph Smith's first fully dated plural marriage is solemnized to Louisa Beaman.

April 6- The cornerstones of the Nauvoo Temple are laid.

June 5- Joseph Smith is arrested as a fugitive of Missouri justice but not extradited.

October 27- Joseph Smith marries a woman polygamously who lives with her legal husband. Brigham Young University would later name one of its residence halls after her. Zina D. Huntington would also marry Brigham Young after Smith's death, her legal husband standing in as witness. This is the first of a dozen cases of polyandry in Mormon history.

November 8- The first temple baptismal font is dedicated. The first ordinance is a baptism for the dead, with Brigham Young as officiator and Reuben McBride as proxy.

December 27- Smith exhibits to his twelve apostles what BrighamYoung called the "seer stone" but what Woodruff called the "Urim and Thummim". Young claimed that at Nauvoo Joseph Smith found two more seer stones on the banks of the Mississippi River.

3. Served a mission to Madison County, New York, : 12 Sep 1842 to 24 Aug 1843 (returned 20 days from a year).

TIMELINE RESEARCH: 1842

March 1- For the first time an account of Smith's first vision is published, appearing in the Times and Seasons which publishes his official account on April 1.

March 15- Joseph Smith is initiated into Freemasonry and organizes the Masonic Lodge of Nauvoo.

March 17- Joseph organizes the Female Relief Society, today known as the Women's Relief Society.

April 1- In publishing the official version of the first vision, the Times and Seasons gives Smith's description of himself between the ages of fourteen and seventeen.

April 7- Smith receives a revelation to establish a formal theocratic government, "the Kingdom of God", later known as the "Council of Fifty".

April 14- Smith unsuccessfully proposes plural marriage to Nancy Rigdon.

April 18- Joseph and Hyrum Smith file for bankruptcy.

May 4-5- The Quorum of Anointed or Holy Order of the Priesthood is organized by Joseph Smith, and eight men are initiated into what would later be called the "temple endowment".

May 6- An assassination attempt is made on Missouri's ex-governor Lilburn W. Boggs, allegedly by former Danite and later member of the Council of Fifty Orrin Porter Rockwell.

May 19- Smith becomes Nauvoo's mayor.

May 24-25- Three women testify that Assistant President John C. Bennett and Apostle William Smith taught them that Joseph Smith approved of "spiritual wifery" wherein several men have sexual relations with the same woman.

May 25- Smith disfellowships John Bennett who quickly publishes the first expose of Mormon polygamy.

June 14- The first fully-dated plural marriage is performed by Smith for Brigham Young and Lucy Decker Seeley.

July 15- Thousands of Nauvoo Mormons search for Apostle Orson Pratt after discovering a suicide note. They find him distraught because his wife Sarah claimed that Joseph Smith had tried to seduce her.

August 8- Smith is arrested as an accessory to the attempted murder of ex-Governor Lilburn Boggs. Nauvoo's municipal court claims jurisdiction over Smith and discharges him.

August 10-19- Smith goes into hiding to avoid a second arrest.

August 20- Three apostles excommunicate Orson Pratt and ordain his replacement in the Quorum of the Twelve.

August 31- Smith authorizes publication of affidavits accusing first counselor Ridgon's daughter Nancy and Orson Pratt's wife of sexual misconduct with John C. Bennett.

October 2- Missouri governor Thomas Reynolds offers a $300 bounty for returning Smith to Missouri. Illinois's governor adds a $200 bounty.

December 27- Smith is arrested as an accessory in the attempted murder of Gov. Boggs. He is taken into custody again in Nauvoo (5 Jan. 1843) out of the hands of arresting officers and is again acquitted.

TIMELINE RESEARCH: 1843

January 1- Joseph Smith tells dinner guests of a confrontation he had with a Baptist minister back in Kirtland, Ohio: "I whipped him till he begged. He threatened to prosecute me. I sent [Apostle] Luke Johnson the constable after him and he run him out of the County into Mentor".

February 8- Joseph "talked with a brother and sister from Michigan, who thought that a 'prophet is always a prophet;' but I told them that a prophet was a prophet only when he was acting as such."

March 5- Joseph explains to the Nauvoo city council: "I was opposed to hanging, even if a man killed another, I will shoot him, or cut off his head, spill his blood on the ground, and let the smoke thereof ascend up to God; and if I ever have the privilege of making a law of that subject, I will have it so." When Brigham Young becomes president of the LDS church he would define "blood atonement" as "the law of God".

May 14- Hyrum Smith (Presiding Patriarch and Associate President) assures the people of Nauvoo that only the devil would give a revelation approving "wifes & concubines".

May 26- Hyrum Smith embraces the doctrine of polygamy.

May 28- Joseph and Emma Smith are the first couple to be "sealed" in marriage for eternity. In the weeks prior Joseph had married seventeen-year-old Lucy Walker, and sixteen-year-old Flora Ann Woodworth, and fourteen-year-old Helen Mar Kimball who later testified that Smith had sexual relations with them.

July 12- Joseph's revelation on plural marriage is recorded. Hyrum uses the written revelation to try to convert Emma Smith to accept the practice.

August 1- Smith physically assaults the county tax assessor, for which he pleads guilty and pays a fine.

August 12- Hyrum presents the revelation on plural marriage to the Nauvoo high council.

August 27- In a sermon Joseph refers to his son Joseph III succeeding him as church president.

September- Clarissa Merrifield dies from what is officially described as "ague [chills] and fever, " but a Nauvoo diary tells of her being "rebaptized for health" and inadvertently drowning.

October 19- William Clayton is told by Joseph not to worry about an upcoming birth from a polygamous relationship, assuring that if it becomes necessary to excommunicate him, Smith would immediately reinstate him.

November 5- Joseph becomes violently ill at dinner and believes that wife Emma, due to her opposition of polygamy, has poisoned him.

December 1- Smith's manuscript diary makes first mention of the Nauvoo Mansion's bar room. Joseph Smith III later reminisced that his father had set up a fully-stocked bar in the house.

December 29- The Mormon Church newspaper Nauvoo Neighbor advertises ale and beer from the Nauvoo Brewery.

TIMELINE RESEARCH: 1844

January 2- An English court acquits the first Mormon missionaries to accidentally drown a convert during baptism.

February 1- Joseph and Hyrum Smith publicly announce the excommunication of an elder for teaching polygamy.

February 8- Joseph's only acknowledged polygamous child Josephine is born. Her mother Sylvia Sessions Lyon is legally married to Windsor P. Lyon with whom she is living, and so this is the first acknowledged polyandrous child. On this same day Joseph Smith fines two African-Americans for "trying to marry white women".

April 5- Hyrum Smith dedicates Nauvoo's Masonic temple.

May 17- At a Nauvoo political rally Joseph is nominated as U.S. presidential candidate.

May 21- Mormon leaders leave Nauvoo to campaign for Joseph Smith.

June 10- William Law's Nauvoo Expositor is published with references to the 1843 polygamy revelation and to Smith's 1844 ordination as king on earth.

June 10- By Joseph Smith's order as mayor the council destroys the Expositor as a "public nuisance".

June 11- William Law and associates flee Nauvoo with their families after learning of a murder conspiracy against them.

June 18- Joseph declares martial law and gives his last public address to the Nauvoo Legion.

June 23- Joseph and Hyrum flee Nauvoo. News of Joseph's departure causes near panic among his loyal followers. After being accused of cowardice, Smith returns to Nauvoo that evening.

June 24- Joseph surrenders to civil authorities to stand trial for riot and treason.

June 27- A large group of men approaches Carthage Jail disguised with blackened faces. Smith assumes it is the Nauvoo Legion that he has secretly ordered to rescue him. However, major-general Jonathan Dunham has disobeyed Smith's orders knowing that such action would bring severe retaliation upon Nauvoo. Instead vigilantes storm the upstairs room of the jail, instantly killing Hyrum and severely wounding Taylor. Joseph defends himself with a pistol, jumps out the window, and begins to shout the Masonic distress: "Oh, Lord, my God, is there no help for the widow's son?" Masons in the crowd show no mercy and prop the semi-conscious Smith against a nearby well and shoot him several times at point-blank range.

July 16- While in Peterboro, Massachusetts Brigham Young learns of the killing of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.

August 6- Young arrives in Nauvoo and in private meetings begins to defend the succession right of the Twelve.

August 8- A special Nauvoo conference sustains the Twelve as the acting church presidency. Some witness a transfiguration of Young into the image of Smith.

August 15- Emma Smith says that "secret things

 

â€|cost Joseph and Hyrum their lives" and that the same would befall the Twelve.

September 19- Young begins to marry some of Smith's polygamous widows as his own wives.

December 5- Young signs a letter as "Prest of the Church of L.D.S."

TIMELINE RESEARCH: 1845

January 29- The Quorum of Twelve votes to exempt the LDS apostles, two general bishops, and the Nauvoo Temple Committee from having to pay tithing.

March 5- Apostle Heber C. Kimball preaches: "Some think we shall be driven from Nauvoo; but we are going to stay in Nauvoo and we shall build it up

 

â€|"

April 3- Young commends the Nauvoo police for beating "a man almost to death in the Temple."

April 7- At General Conference Young is sustained as "President of the whole Church of Latter-Day Saints," though this is edited out of the church newspaper's conference minutes.

May 1- The Times and Seasons denies that Latter-day Saints engage in polygamy.

June 23- Irvine Hodge is stabbed to death in front of Young's house, presumably by Nauvoo police officers Hosea Stout, Elbridge Tufts, and Allen J. Stout.

September 24- Brigham Young signs a pledge to lead the Mormons out of Nauvoo in the spring for an anticipated re-settlement in Oregon or on Vancouver Island.

November 15- Times and Seasons publishes Eliza R. Snows poem, "My Father in Heaven." Now the most famous LDS hymn written by a woman; it speaks of a Heavenly Mother equal in status to a male consort.

TIMELINE RESEARCH: 1846

February 4- The first companies of Mormons leave Nauvoo and cross the Mississippi River.

(source: The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, D. Michael Quinn)

http://www.mission2mormons.org/timeline.html

4. !Baptism : 10 Jan 1846.

5. Endowment : 10 Jan 1846.

6. Albert Smith left Nauvoo, Hancock, IIllinois and then he came over to Winter Quarters with the Woodruff's company

7. Mormon Batallion enlistment:

It was on Wednesday July 1, 1846 at Council Bluffs, that President Brigham Young introduced Captain James Allen of the United States Army to the people who had gathered to hear his message. Captain Allen addressed the people and told them that through the benevolence of the President of the United States an order had been given to S. F. Kearney to enlist men to take part in the war against Mexico. He read the orders which had been issued at Mt. Pisgah explaining the part the Mormons would play. Albert Smith enlisted in the Mormon Battalion and was a 3rd Sergant in Company "B".

TIMELINE RESEARCH: Description:

It also contains a listing of men mustered in July 1846 into what was called the Mormon Battalion.

Each entry contains the soldier's name, rank and commission date. Containing the names of nearly 1000 men,

it can be a helpful source of information for researchers of early Mormon ancestors.

8. Albert Smith Served in the Mormon Battalion

His United States - Military Records - Mexican War 1846-1848.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - History - 19th Century.

An alphabetical listing of members of the Mormon Battalion that includes grave location, headstone inscription,

federal and state sources of information, historical and biographical references, vital statistics and genealogical

information, and additional notes.

Company B

Albert Smith 3rd Sargent

Men Who Reached California

Smith, Albert

Hancock-Los Angeles Company

Smith Albert

Hancock-Sierra Company

Smith Albert

California - History 1846-1850

Book- "Mormons and the Discovery of Gold"

Place: Sutters Mill, California, USA

References and sources and records of Mormon Battalion and individuals such as Azariah Smith, Albert Smith, Thomas P Dutcher, and John Roylance.

References of those who worked at Sutters Mill and worked for John Sutter and in the San Francisco area. They were Azariah Smith and John Roylance.

9. RESEARCH: Source Information:

Platt, Lyman. Early LDS Military Records. [database online] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999.

-----------------------------------------------------------

THE MORMON BATTALION

NAME, RANK, RANK DATE, COMPANY, NOTES

Albert Smith 3rd SGT. 16 JUL 46 B

------------------------------------------------------------

Database: LDS Military Records, 1840-47

January 25, 2005

3:01 PM

Albert Smith 3rd SGT. 16 JUL 46 B

David P. Rainey 1st COPR. 16 JUL 46 B

Thomas Dunn 2nd COPR. 16 JUL 46 B

John D. Chase 3rd COPR. 16 JUL 46 B

William Hunter Musician 16 JUL 46 B

George W. Taggart Musician 16 JUL 46 B

George Allen Private 16 JUL 46 B

Elijah Allen Private 16 JUL 46 B

Horace M.Alexander Private 16 JUL 46 B

Franklin Allen Private 16 JUL 46 B

Richard Bush Private 16 JUL 46 B

William Bird Private 16 JUL 46 B

Thomas Bingham Private 16 JUL 46 B

Erastus Bingham Private 16 JUL 46 B

Orson Billings Private 16 JUL 46 B

Henry W.Bigler Private 16 JUL 46 B

Samuel Boley Private 16 JUL 46 B Died on Missouri R.

John Borrowman Private 16 JUL 46 B

Benj.B.Brackenberry Private 16 JUL 46 B

Francis Brown Private 16 JUL 46 B

10. TIMELINE RESEARCH: Extended Description:

The Illinois Militia records were taken from the Illinois State Library at Springfield, Illinois.

Contained in the Illinois State Militia Commission Records,

1834-1855 they can be found in volumes 14:1163-1165 and 17:39-45.

11. TIMELINE RESEARCH: Extended Description:

The Illinois Militia records were taken from the Illinois State Library at Springfield, Illinois.

Contained in the Illinois State Militia Commission Records,

1834-1855 they can be found in volumes 14:1163-1165 and 17:39-45.

12. TIMELINE RESEARCH: Records for the Mormon Battalion were taken from A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion by Sergeant Daniel Tyler.

13. TIMELINE RESEARCH: Names have been recorded as they appeared in the original documents, except where known errors created confusion.

14. Albert Smith was: Sealed to Parent : 30 Jan 1950.

15. Albert Smith -1884-1891 he played the Cornet in the Manti Dance Orchestra.

16. DEATH:

Individual Record FamilySearch

 

â„¢ Pedigree Resource File

Albert Smith Compact Disc #50 Pin #390563 (AFN: 1D2B-MP)

Sex: M

Event(s):

Birth: 18 Nov 1804 Place: Ashfield,Franklin,Massachusetts,USA

Death: 31 Oct 1892 Place: Manti,Sanpete,Utah,USA

Burial: 1892 Place: Manti,Sanpete,Utah,USA

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Parents:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Marriage(s):

Spouse: Sophie Cathrine Wilhelmine Klauen Disc #50 Pin #390578

Marriage: 15 Feb 1857 Place: Salt Lake City,Salt Lake,Utah,USA

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Notes and Sources:

Notes: Available on CD-ROM Disc# 50

Sources: Available on CD-ROM Disc# 50

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Submitter:

Rosemary Smith HARRIS

1558 West 610 North Circle St. George, Utah 84770

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Submission Search: 1788584-0725102154047

URL:

CD-ROM: Pedigree Resource File - Compact Disc #50

CD-ROM Features: Pedigree View, Family View, Individual View, Reports, Downloadable GEDCOM files, Notes and Sources.

Order Pedigree Resource File CD-ROMS

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

About FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File:

The Pedigree Resource File is a new lineage linked database of records available on compact disc containing family history records submitted by individuals through FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service. Family information is organized in family groups and pedigrees and includes submitted notes and sources. Many charts and reports can be printed from this data. Each disc contains about 1.1 million names. With the publication of every five discs, a master index for those discs will be published and packaged with that set of discs. With the publication of every 25 discs, a master index for those discs will also be published and packaged with that volume of discs. Discs may be purchased as sets or volumes.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please Note:

Submitter information is provided to help in the coordination of personal family history research. Use of this information for any other purpose, including marketing, advertising, or commercial solicitation, is strictly prohibited.

© 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. English approval: 3/1999

Use of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Conditions of Use (last updated: 3/22/1999).

Privacy Policy (last updated: 10/12/2001). 26 http://www.familysearch.org v.2.5.0

17. BURIAL:

BURIAL: Burial Information: Smith, Albert

Birth: 11/18/1804

Death: 10/30/1892

Burial: 0/0/0

Place of Birth: Ashfield Franklin Massachusetts

Place of Death: Manti, Sanpete, Utah

Cause of Death: Old Age

Grave Location: Manti City Cemetery, Lot 19 Blk 12 Plat A Grv

Source: Donated

Comments:

Relatives: Deborah Alden (Mother)

David Smith (Father)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

BURIAL: Ancestry.com

Database: Utah Cemetery Inventory

January 25, 2005

12:26 AM

Personal Information What to do next?

Name: Albert Smith

Gender: M

Birth Date: 18 November 1804

Birth Place: Ashfild Franklin Mass.

Death Date: 30 October 1892

Burial Date: 0 0 0

Cemetery: Manti City Cemetery

Source: Donated

Grave Location: Lot 19 Blk 12 Plat A Grv

Relatives: Father David Smith

Mother Deborah Alden

Source Information:

Utah State Historical Society, comp. Utah Cemetery Inventory. [database online] Provo, UT:

Ancestry.com, 2000. Original data: Utah State Historical Society.

Utah Cemetery Inventory. Salt Lake City, UT: 2000.

I'm confused as to what 90% of the above content has to do with Albert Smith... Also what sources did you use for the content listed above?

Me too! what is a bunch of specious information out of largely anti-Mormon history (if you can call LIES history) got to do with Albert Smith?

Bekissoo934, While I agree that much of the above info does not pertain to Albert Smith (other than providing a context for the community he lived in), I would be interested in what info above you find to be a lie? I have read through the timeline carefully and find it very accurate.

About this Memorial Page

×