Here is some info for you.... Let me know if you want more... and would be glad to share info with you.... Heart Throbs of the West, Kate B. Carter, Vol.3, p.292 George Albert Smith was a son of Patriarch John Smith and Clarissa Lyman Smith, and a cousin of the Prophet Joseph. He was born June 26, 1817, in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, and was trained in the religion of the Congregational Church until fifteen years of age. At about that time the Prophet Joseph visited their home and he was baptized September 10, 1832. Soon after he left with his parents for Kirtland, Ohio. He proved very faithful and on April 26, 1839, was ordained one of the Twelve Apostles.