Patriarch, Patriarchal See also Father; Lineage; Priesthood; Priesthood, Melchizedek; BD Patriarch duty of Twelve to ordain patriarchs, D&C 107:39. succession in order of patriarchs, D&C 107:40–52. Hyrum Smith to take office of patriarch, D&C 124:91 (124:124; 135:1). first government of Egypt was after order of Ham’s government, which was patriarchal, Abr. 1:25. the Lord preserved records of patriarchs, Abr. 1:31.