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Smith, Silas


1 Oct. 1779–13 Sept. 1839. Farmer. Born in Derryfield (now Manchester), Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Moved to Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts, by 1790. Moved to Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont, by 1800. Married first Ruth Stevens, 29 Jan. 1806. Moved to Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., New York, by 1810. Member of First Congregational Church, Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co.; excommunicated. Married second Mary Aikens, 4 Mar. 1828, likely in Stockholm. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Hyrum Smith, 1835. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 18 May 1836. Ordained an elder and later a high priest. Left Kirtland for Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 13 Apr. 1838. During exodus from Missouri, settled for short time on western bank of Mississippi River. Moved to Pittsfield, Pike Co., Illinois, Feb. 1839. President of Pittsfield branch of church. Died in Pittsfield.