Boston, Massachusetts 

 

Summary

Capital city located on eastern seaboard of Massachusetts at mouth of Charles River.1 Founded by English Puritans, 1630;2 received city charter, 1822.3 Population in 1820 about 43,000; in 1830 about 61,000; and in 1840 about 93,000.4 JS’s ancestor Robert Smith emigrated from Europe through Boston, 1638.5 Samuel H. Smith and Orson Hyde commenced Mormon missionary work in Boston, June 1832; JS and Newel K. Whitney visited city, Oct. 1832.6 Brigham Young and Joseph Young visited Boston, Aug. 1836, and baptized seventeen people.7 Eight members of Quorum of the Twelve held conference in Boston, Sept. 1841.8 By 1843, fourteen branches of LDS church had been established in area.9 Brigham Young and others spoke in Boston about JS’s death, 18 July 1844.10