George Albert Smith

George Albert Smith (1817-1875) was born 26 Jun. 1817 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York. He was the son of John Smith and Clarissa Lyman. He married Bathsheba W. Bigler on 25 Jul. 1841. He was baptized 10 Sep. 1832. He served with Wilford Woodruff in church positions from about 1835 to 1875. He died 1 Sep. 1875 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.


George Albert Smith (KWJC-6PQ), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). George Albert Smith, Wilford Woodruff Papers (, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). George Albert Smith, The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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    worse in any sickness, was thankful that my wife & children was not with me to share in such sufferings, the sun is plesent today we have still west head winds & rough sea. Their has been some fears that several children would die on board being vary sick, we got together & prayed the Lord to have mercy upon us all & spare the lives of our company, & the sick began to amend truly we have perils by sea as well as by land [FIGURE] Two ...
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    surge be hurled with all their force into the births of the men, women, & children which would endanger the lives of all on seeing the foundation of this mass give way Elder W. Richards & myself sprang to this place of danger & braced ourselves against the barrels & held them for a few moments untill it was a little secured I then went on deck to the Captain & informed him of the situation of things below & he sent the sailors with some ropes & secured ...
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    May 7th I had an interview with Elder Whittaker he assisted me to pile some wood in the suller. It was a hard rainy day Sister Barbara Neff spent the day with us May 8, 1844 ~ Wednesday 8th I spent the day in company with Mrs Woodruff in the garding garden weeding May 9, 1844 ~ Thursday May 9th 1844 I arose in the morning and aranged some domestic affairs & was again under the necessity of parting ...
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    May 14, 1844 ~ Tuesday 14th Spent the fore part of the day at Br Lane's met at the Toulon Court House at 2 oclok according to appointment when we arived the methodist had collected saying they had an appointment at the same hour we adjourned ours to Br Perrys. Before we arived at his house the M Preacher came & wished us to hold our meeting in the Court House according to appointment we did so. I preached & was followed by a ...
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    I continued on to the Lasalle Branch of about 50 members from Norway I preached to them & had a good time & spent the night at Br Goodman Hogus distance 25 m May 18, 1844 ~ Saturday May 18th Conference met in Georgetown ^Newark^ Kendle ^Co^ at one oclok P.M. there were present W. Woodruff & G. A. Smith of the quorum of the Twelve 1 High Priest, 2 Seventies, 9 Elders, 1 Priest, 1 Teacher conference ...
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    All of which persons were then ordained unto the offices assigned them under the Hands of Elders W. Woodruff G. A. Smith & Ezra Thayer Appropriate remarks were then made by Elders Woodruff & Smith by way of council & instruction to those who had been ordained, & was followed by Elder David Savage. Adjourned to Sunday 10 oclok May 19, 1844 ~ Sunday 19th Met persuant to adjournment, opened by singing, & prayer by Elder A. M. Wilsey A discourse was ...
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    by all the Saints, but by the whole congregation of citizens that attended, good order prevailed through the whole conference. Attention kindness and civility was manifest by all who were present (Geo A Smith. President) (Asa Manchester. Clerk) At the close of the conference Elders Charles C Rich David Fulmer & Henry Jacobs arived dire[c]t from Nauvoo & spent the night with us May 20, 1844 ~ Monday 20th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter ...
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    who deliverd a spirited address upon politicks spoke of his fathers fighting in defence of our country spoke of the treatment we had received from the hands of Vanburen & Clay, & Calhoon &c. All who had spoken had the assistance of the Lord; when we closed a certain Dr Smith arose and hurrand [harangued] the people in a vile manner & raised a row their was some prospect of fighting, but with soft words we turned away wrath & returned home in ...
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    of heavy timber of beach maple, ash, oak, & untill we reached little prairie round, which is a fine prairie, their is much good timber betwen little prairie round & Kallamazoo yet the land is mostly poor, many oak barrens, sandy, & stoney land, we pronounced Kalamazo the best town we had seen since we left Nauvoo the town of Comstock north of Calamazoo River is heavy timbered, the country is ordinary everidge of land May 26, 1844 ~ Sunday 26th Sunday we spent the day ...
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    Notipekago, Aishcum, Manistee and Kautawauber is second district. And Macomb, Oakland Livingston, Ingham, Clinton, Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Mackinac, Chippewa, Saginaw, Tuscola, Midland, Gladwin, Arenac, Ozemaw, Kanotin Sanilac, Huron and all the other counties not named shall be denominated the third congressional district May 30, 1844 ~ Thursday 30th I spent the day at Br Lees with about a dozen Elders. In the afternoon we held a meeting at the school house. Elder G. A. Smith addressed ...