Smith, William B
b March 13, 1811 Royalton, Windson Co, VT
m Feb 14, 1833  Caroline Grant(d May 22, 1845)
m June 22, 1845 Mary Jane Rollins(left him 2 moths later)
m May 18, 1847  Roxie Ann Grant
m by 1850 Eliza Elise Sanborn(d1889)
m 1891  Roxanna Surprise
bap June 9, 1830
d Nov 13, 1893

Oct 5, 1830 o teacher
Oct 25, 1831 o priest
Dec 9, 1832 o elder
June 21, 1833 o high priest
1834 member Zion' Camp
Feb 15, 1835 o apostle
May 4, 1839 disfellowshipped
May 25, 1839 restored
Aug 1842 elected to IL state house of representatives
May 24, 1845 o patriarch
Oct 6, 1845 rejected by a general conference in Nauvoo as an
apostle and patriarch
Oct 19, 1845 excommunicated
1846-47 associated with Strang
1878 joined Reorganization

author  William Smith on Mormonism(1883)

edited  The Wasp  April 10-Dec 1842

bibl HC1:653-55
SH 40(49):787
LBE 1:86-87

Bates, Irene M
"William Smith, 1811-93: Problem Patriarch"
Dialogue 16(2):11-23

Edwards, Paul M
"William B Smith: the Persistent 'Pretender'"
Dialogue 18(2):128-139
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