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    Samuel Harrison Smith

    Livonia and Bloomington, New York

    • June 1830–December 1830
    • Age Called: 22
    • Livonia and Bloomington, New York
    • Departed From Home: 30 June 1830
    • Arrived At Home: December 1830
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Priesthood office: Elder
    • Called From: Manchester, New York, United States
    • Notes: Samuel made several short missionary trips in this and the surrounding areas during this time period.

    Ohio

    • January 1831–February 1831
    • Age Called: 22
    • Ohio
    • Called: 2 January 1831
    • Departed From Field: 27 February 1831
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Served with companion: Orson Pratt
    • Priesthood office: Elder
    • Called From: Fayette, Seneca, New York

    Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri

    • June 1831–September 1831
    • Age Called: 23
    • Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri
    • Called: 6 June 1831
    • Departed From Home: 9 June 1831
    • Departed From Field: 28 September 1831
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Served with companion: Reynolds Cahoon
    • Priesthood office: Elder
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States

    Ohio

    • November 1831–December 1831
    • Age Called: 23
    • Ohio
    • Departed From Home: 16 November 1831
    • Departed From Field: 24 December 1831
    • Arrived At Home: 27 December 1831
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Served with companion: William E. McLellin
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States

    Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island

    • February 1832–December 1832
    • Age Called: 23
    • Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island
    • Departed From Home: 1 February 1832
    • Arrived At Home: 22 December 1832
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Single
    • Served with companion: Orson Hyde
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States

    Boston

    • June 1836–Unknown
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Boston
    • Start Date: June 1836
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Served with companion: Don Carlos Smith
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
    • Notes: Received impression from the Spirit to continue to Boston while his companions, Don Carlos Smith and Wilber (?) were to return sooner than he was to their families in Kirtland.

    Scott County, Illinois and surrounding counties

    • April 1841–November 1841
    • Age Called: Unknown
    • Scott County, Illinois and surrounding counties
    • Start Date: April 1841
    • Arrived At Home: November 1841
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Served with spouse
    • Priesthood office: High Priest
    • Called From: Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
    • Notes: Married while on his mission. Stayed mostly with his new father-in-law.

    Stories and Documents

    "Revelation, 6 June 1831 [D&C 52]," p. 87, The Joseph Smith Papers.

    Revelation calling him, and many others, to missionary service.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 27 December 1831 image 181.

    "Tuesday, Dec. 27. Elder Samuel H. Smith returned to Kirtland, Ohio, from his mission to Trumbull and other counties in Ohio. His companion on the tour was Elder Wm. E. McLellin."

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 19 March 1832, image 48.

    The article discusses their missionary work in New York, particularly a certain incident.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 20 March 1832.

    Description of mission activities in New York.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 22 December 1832, images 176-177.

    "Saturday, December 22. Elders Orson Hyde and Samuel H. Smith returned to Kirtland, Ohio, from their mission to the Eastern States."Document continues with Orson Hyde's report.

    "Revelation, 25 January 1832–A [D&C 75:1–22]," p. [1], The Joseph Smith Papers.

    Revelation calling him and Orson Hyde to missionary service in the "eastern countries."

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 1 February 1832, image 28.

    "Wednesday, February 1. Elder Orson Hyde and Samuel H. Smith left Kirtland, Ohio on a mission to the Eastern States."Part of a journal follows.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 16 November 1831, images 166-168.

    Elders Samuel H. Smith and Wm E. McLellin started from Kirtland, Ohio on a missionary tour."The record then gives Elder Smith's account of the journey and then adds his mother's account.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 27 February 1831, image 31.

    "Elders Orson Pratt and Samuel Harrison Smith arrived at Kirtland, Ohio, from the State of New York."

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 28 September 1831, image 132.

    "Wednesday, Sept. 28. Elders Samuel H. Smith and Reynolds Cahoon arrived at Kirtland, Ohio, from their mission to Missouri."Taken from Reynolds Cahoon's private journal.

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 4 March 1832, image 46.

    Discusses their mission in Pennsylvania. (March 4 - 14, 1832)

    Historical Department Journal History of the Church, 9 June 1831, images 69-70.

    "Thursday June 9, Elder H. Smith and Reynolds Cahoon left Kirtland, for Missouri."The story of their travel is listed, taken from Reynolds Cahoon's private journal.

    Early Church Information File, FamilySearch.

    Images 1748-1946. Not all entries are this Samuel H. Smith.