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George Albert Smith was born 26 June 1817 in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, United States to John Smith (1781-1854) and Clarissa Lyman (1790-1854) and died 1 September 1875 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. He married Bathsheba Wilson Bigler (1822-1910) 25 July 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Lucy Meserve Smith (1817-1892) 29 November 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Nancy Clements (1815-1847) 1 February 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Zilpha Stark (1818-1887) 28 March 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Sarah Ann Libby (1818-1851) 20 November 1845 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Hannah Maria Libby (1828-1906) 20 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Agnes Moulton Coolbirth (1811-1875) 28 January 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States. He married Susan Elizabeth West (1833-1926) 28 October 1857 in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.

Zions Camp Participant

This Judith Mehr rendition depicts struggles endured by members of Zion's Camp, an expeditionary force to help Church members in Jackson County redeem their brethren.

One of the most interesting episodes in the early history of LDS Church was the march of Zion's Camp (1834). The members of the Church in Missouri were being persecuted, and the Prophet Joseph made it a matter of prayer and received a revelation on February 24, 1834. The Lord instructed the Prophet to assemble at least one hundred young and middle-aged men and to go to the land of Zion, or Missouri. (See D&C 130:19–34.)

Zion’s Camp, a group of approximately one hundred and fifty men, gathered at Kirtland, Ohio, in the spring of 1834 and marched to Jackson County, Missouri. By the time they reached Missouri, the camp had increased to approximately two hundred men.

At age 16, George was the youngest man in camp, sleeping in tent with his uncle, Joseph Smith, and heard much of his council and instruction to the other men. Five year later he was ordained an apostle and later served as a counselor to Brigham Young. He recorded many camp experiences.



Children



Offspring of George Albert Smith and Bathsheba Wilson Bigler (1822-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Albert Smith (1842-1860)
Bathsheba Kate Smith (1844-1920)
John Smith (1847-1847)



Offspring of George Albert Smith and Lucy Meserve Smith (1817-1892)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Don Carlos Smith (1846-1847)
Joel Smith (1850-1850)



Offspring of George Albert Smith and Nancy Clements (1815-1847)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Nancy Adelia Smith (1846-1847)



Offspring of George Albert Smith and Zilpha Stark (1818-1887)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Zilpha Adelaide Smith (1846-)
Joseph Smith (1850-1850)
Mary Amelia Smith (1852-1915)



Offspring of George Albert Smith and Sarah Ann Libby (1818-1851)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Henry Smith (1848-1911) 18 September 1848 Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States 13 October 1911 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Sarah Farr (1849-1921) Sarah Farr (1849-1921) Josephine Groesbeck (1857-1948)



Offspring of George Albert Smith and Hannah Maria Libby (1828-1906)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Charles Warren Smith (1849-)
Sarah Maria Smith (1856-)
Eunice Albertine Smith (1860-)
George Albert Smith (1862-)
Grace Libby Smith (1865-)




Offspring of George Albert Smith and Susan Elizabeth West (1833-1926)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Clarissa West Smith (1859-1930)
Margaret West Smith (1862-1913)
Elizabeth Smith (1866-)
Priscilla Smith (1869-)
Emma Pearl Smith (1871-)




    




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