Julia Murdock Smith Dixon Middleton

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Julia Murdock Smith Dixon Middleton

Details Written by Mike KennedyPublished: 18 February 2010 According to Emma Hale Smith’s handwritten account, in the Smith family Bible, her adopted daughter, Julia Murdock Smith was born May 1, 1831, in Warrensville, Ohio, to John and Julia Clapp Murdock. Her twin brother, Joseph, was also born the same day. The exact date of the birth […]

Emma’s Lost Infants

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Mar

Emma’s Lost Infants

Details Written by Gracia N JonesPublished: 11 June 2010 Emma’s Lost Infants: A Review concerning the burial places of Emma’s lost children and activities by the Smith Family for the marking of family graves By Gracia N. Jones Emma faced the tragedy of losing, in infancy, six of the eleven babies who came into her motherly arms. […]

Elizabeth Millikin Kendall – One Saint who Remained After the Mormon Exodus

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Mar

Elizabeth Millikin Kendall – One Saint who Remained After the Mormon Exodus

Details Written by Gracia JonesPublished: 09 October 2012 In the Old Mormon Pioneer Cemetery on Parley Street, east of Nauvoo, Illinois, there stands a small triangular stone, its aged condition obvious, its inscription, “E WELLINGTON” is barely readable. Unless directed to it and specifically instructed regarding it, one would pass it by without a glance. Who […]

Poem Written For Don Carlos Smith

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Mar

Poem Written For Don Carlos Smith

Details Written by Eliza R. SnowPublished: 31 March 2014 THE FUNERAL OF BRIG. GENERAL SMITH. By Miss Eliza R. Snow. It was a Sabbath day.—The morning came, But came not with the usual joyousness With which the consecrated day was wont, In Nauvoo City, ever and anon, To usher its broad radiance on a train Of […]

A Woman of Commitment in Sorrow

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Mar

A Woman of Commitment in Sorrow

Details Written by Mike Kennedy Published: 24 November 2009 During their seventeen-year marriage, nine children were born to Joseph and Emma, and they adopted two. Emma’s first three children died shortly after birth: Alvin in 1828 and twins in 1831. They adopted twins, Joseph and Julia Murdock (born on May 1), whose mother, Julia, had died […]

Emma’s Compassion and Service

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Mar

Emma’s Compassion and Service

Details Written by Mike Kennedy Published: 24 November 2009 Emma’s care for the untold numbers of ill and homeless Saints as well as her care for Joseph’s extended family—his parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews—is legend. Emma’s work in the Church naturally included attending to Joseph’s business in his absence and taking care of their […]