Elias Smith

Elias Smith (1804-1888) was born 6 Sep. 1804 in Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont. He was the son of Asahel Smith and Elizabeth Schellenger. He married Lucy Brown on 7 Aug. 1845. He was baptized 27 Aug. 1835. He served as a judge in Utah Territory, which brought him into regular contact with Wilford Woodruff. He died 24 Jun. 1888 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.


Hon Elias Smith (KWN5-R6B), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Elias Smith, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/elias-smith, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Elias Smith, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/elias-smith, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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    COUNCIL At a council held at Far West by the Twelve, High Priests, Elders, & Priests on the twenty sixth of April 1839 The following resolutions were adopted Resolved that the following persons should be no more fellowshiped in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but excommunicated from the same, viz Isaac Russel, Mary Russel, John Goodson & wife, Jacob Scott senr & wife, Isaac Scott, Jacob Scott Jun ...
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    why yet remains a secret. He did not ask us our names untill we left next morning distance 10 m July 20, 1843 ~ Thursday 20th We walked 2 miles to Br Jackson who was cradling wheat we went with him to his house he gave us a sovreign to assist us on our Journey we then walked back to the City of Cincinnati & we were weary with our Journey making 15 miles we had walked 14 mi July 21, 1843 ~ Friday 21 [FIGURE] ...
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    in the evening the Joint Stock Company was spoken of. I addressed the Saints for more than an hour free & untrammelled had good liberty Br Brown & Wilson was chosen delagates to the general conference. 6 miles March 31, 1845 ~ Monday 31st [FIGURES] I recieved 2 letters I wrote one letter to an elder in a branch whare they were persecuted. I wrote one letter to a brother in the Potteries. Also a letter to Br Wm Davis Tailor South Wales ...
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    April 16, 1845 ~ Wednesday April 16th [FIGURE] 10 P I went to the office & carried £40 which I had recieved at the conference for the covenants, Temple & Emegra tion. On my arival there I recieved 4 Letters one from President Young, one from Elder P. P. Pratt one from Father Carter, & one from Glasgow. the three letters from America were full of interest Br Young speaks of the Progress of the Temple & endowment ...
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    Lord Mayor of London arose & addressed a cro- uded assembly of about 3000 person[s] in the cCiteeys Road Chapel (which was the first Chapel ever built by Mr John Wesley) the Lord Mayor says It is with Pleasure that I have been permitted to preside over this respectable body this evening on so important occasion the memory of which will be i[n]delibly fixed upon my mind as one of the most pleasing events of my life, & I trust I shall ever be as ...
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    (entrance Door in President Street) Evry Sabbath at Three & half-Past- Six o'clock, P.M. Also, on Tuesday and Thursday Evenings each week at Eight o clock. LECTURES will be delivered by Elders WOODRUFF AND SMITH Late from - America, who respectfully invite the citizens of LONDON to attend. The first Principles of the Everlasting Gospel in its fulnes - The Gathering of Israel - The Second Coming of the Saviour - and the restitution of all things spoken of by all the Holy ...
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    4th Left freight at Warsaw & keokuck took lighters to go over the rapids I went upon the keel, & Arived at Nashville & I spent the night with Br Asahel Smith & was glad to see any of the saints again had two hard characters to contend against who were opposing the fulness of the gospel I bore testimony to them of the truth of the work November 4, 1843 ~ Saturday 4th Steem Boat arived ...
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    November 12, 1843 ~ Sunday 12th Sunday [FIGURE] I wrote in company with Br Elias Smith 3 letters one to Br John Hardy one to Br George T. Leach of New York & one to Br Jedadiah M. Grant of Philadelphia making request of them to centre their means into the hands of Br Grant of Philadelph[ia] to pay a debt of $75. November 13, 1843 ~ Monday 13th I ...
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    December 4, 1843 ~ Monday 4th I was quite unwell our suit with Madison was put off two days I was confined to the house most of the day December 5, 1843 ~ Tuesday 5th I was still quite unwell with a bile on the cords of my neck I had taken cold in it December 6, 1843 ~ Wednesday 6th Our case with Madison came on to day Elias Smith attended to it for us, confessed Judgment ...
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    ORDAINED TO THE APOSTLESHIP. fulfilled this day should not be, and notwithstanding that ten thousand of the Saints had been driven out of the State by the edict of the governor, and though the Prophet Joseph and his brother, Hyrum Smith, with other leading men were in the hands of our enemies, in chains and in prison, we moved on to the temple grounds in the city of Far West, and held a council, and fulfilled the revelation ...