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us: Smith, William, 1811-1893

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    • us: Smith, William B., 1811-1893
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    • found: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. General Conference. Minutes of a conference held by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints January 6, 1846, Cincinnati, Ohio, 197-?: t.p. (William Smith) p. 1, etc. (brother of Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith; patriarch and counsellor to the Church)
    • found: Our prophets and principles, 1956: p. 138 (William B. Smith; b. 3-13-1811, Royalton, Vt,; d. 11-13-1893; brother of Joseph Smith; ordained Patriarch of the Church, 1845; rejected as apostle and patriarch and later excommunicated from the Church; member of Illinois House of Representatives, 1842-1843)
    • found: Bates, I.M. Transformation of charisma in the Mormon Church, 1991: p. 189 (William added the B. initial to his name during his army service)
    • found: Wikipedia, website viewed 7 August 2013 (William Smith; Latter Day Saints; also known as William B. Smith; born March 13, 1811 in Royalton, Vermont; died November 13, 1893 Osterdock, Iowa; brother of Joseph Smith, Jr. founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints June 9, 1830 by David Whitmer; one of the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon; succeeded his brother Hyrum Smith as Presiding Patriarch of the church where he served until October 6, 1845; became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Strangite); served in the American Civil War; became member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1878)
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