Samuel H. Smith
1808 ― 1844

“Elder [Samuel] Smith read the 29th chapter of Isaiah at the first meeting and delineated the circumstances of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, of which he said he was a witness. He knew his brother Joseph had the plates, for the prophet had shown them to him, and he had handled them and seen the engravings theron. His speech was more like a narrative than a sermon.”


March 13: 1808: Samuel Harrison Smith is born in Tunbridge, Vermont, to Joseph Smith Sr., and Lucy Mack Smith
Early 1820s: Samuel moves with his family to western New York.


“Yes,” said he, “I know the book to be a revelation from God, translated by the gift and power of the Holy Ghost, and that my brother Joseph Smith, Jr., is a Prophet, Seer and Revelator.”

Life Stories
by Susan Easton Black

Samuel was eight years old when his family moved to Palmyra, New York. At age thirteen he joined the Western Presbyterian Church in town. His attendance at church worship services ended because of his belief in the visions of his brother Joseph …