Jesse N. SMITH

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American politician, Industrialist, Businessman

AmericanBorn Jesse Nathaniel SMITH

Mormon pioneer, church leader, colonizer, politician and frontiersman

Born on December 02, 1834 in Stockholm, New York, USA , United States

Died on June 05, 1906 in Snowflake, Arizona, USA

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Smith was born the youngest of three sons to Silas Smith (1779–1839) and his second wife Mary Aikens (1797–1877) in Stockholm, New York. His older brothers were Silas Sanford Smith (1830–1910) and John Aikens Smith (1832–38), but John died as a young child. Smith's father, Silas, married his first wife in 1806. She bore seven children, but died in 1826. Silas met Mary while she was teaching school in Stockholm and they married in 1828. Both of Smith's grandfathers, Asael Smith (1744–1830) and Nathaniel Aikens (1757–1836), served in the American Revolutionary War. According to Smith, his Grandfather Aikens served under General George Washington.



Smith's father was a younger brother of Joseph Smith, Sr., making him a first cousin of Joseph Smith Jr. Silas was converted when Joseph Sr. visited him in 1830, but was not baptized into the church until 1835 by his nephew Hyrum Smith. Smith's mother, Mary, would join the church a couple of years later. Jesse was an infant when his parents joined the church and a young boy when his father died of illness. Smith and his brother were considered well educated, for the time, by their mother since she had taught school.

...   Smith was born the youngest of three sons to Silas Smith (1779–1839) and his second wife Mary Aikens (1797–1877) in Stockholm, New York. His older brothers were Silas Sanford Smith (1830–1910) and John Aikens Smith (1832–38), but John died as a young child. Smith's father, Silas, married his first wife in 1806. She bore seven children, but died in 1826. Silas met Mary while she was teaching school in Stockholm and they married in 1828. Both of Smith's grandfathers, Asael Smith (1744–1830) and Nathaniel Aikens (1757–1836), served in the American Revolutionary War. According to Smith, his Grandfather Aikens served under General George Washington.



Smith's father was a younger brother of Joseph Smith, Sr., making him a first cousin of Joseph Smith Jr. Silas was converted when Joseph Sr. visited him in 1830, but was not baptized into the church until 1835 by his nephew Hyrum Smith. Smith's mother, Mary, would join the church a couple of years later. Jesse was an infant when his parents joined the church and a young boy when his father died of illness. Smith and his brother were considered well educated, for the time, by their mother since she had taught school.



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