Julia Murdock Smith Dixon Middleton

19
Mar

Julia Murdock Smith Dixon Middleton

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 comes into dispute but other contemporary information […]

Emma’s Lost Infants

19
Mar
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Emma’s Lost Infants

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 Emma faced the tragedy of losing, in infancy, six of the eleven babies who came into her motherly arms.  Emma’s sorrow over the loss of her babies was intense, but […]

Sealed to Joseph

19
Mar

Sealed to Joseph

In records of early endowments in Nauvoo there is documentation that Emma received sacred ordinances from Joseph, and she administered them under Joseph’s direction to many other women. 12 One of Emma’s duties as the Prophet’s wife was to supervise the women’s part of the ordinances. Joseph and Emma were sealed for time and all […]

Joseph Smith’s Patriarchal Blessing

18
Mar
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Joseph Smith’s Patriarchal Blessing

This blessing was given by Joseph Smith Sr.  It was given on December 9, 1934 in Kirtland, Ohio.  Oliver Cowdery as scribe: Joseph, my son, I lay my hands upon thy head in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to confirm upon thee a father’s blessing.  The Lord thy God has called thee by […]

Funeral Sermon of Joseph Smith Sr.

18
Mar

Funeral Sermon of Joseph Smith Sr.

An address delivered at the funeral of Joseph Smith Sen. Late Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by R. B. Thompson, September 15, 1840. The occasion which has brought us together this day, is one of no ordinary importance, for not only has a single family to mourn and sorrow on […]

Funeral Sermon of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

18
Mar

Funeral Sermon of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

Sermon read by W.W. Phelps before the Deseret Theological Institute on Wednesday evening Jun 13th 1855, and being as near as could be remembered by him, a copy of the one delivered by him at the Funeral of Joseph Smith  As the hearse bearing the “bodies” of Joseph and Hyrum Smith (actually sandbagged coffins) passed […]

Joseph Smith’s Presidential Campaign

18
Mar

Joseph Smith’s Presidential Campaign

It began in 1839. The Prophet Joseph Smith, finally free after more than four months of imprisonment in Liberty, Missouri, had settled in Illinois, and the Saints had begun building what would become the city of Nauvoo. With the Missouri persecutions fresh in their minds, the Saints sought redress for the grievances they had suffered, but […]

Joseph and Emma Share a Common Heritage

18
Mar

Joseph and Emma Share a Common Heritage

All of Their Descendants Share the Same Heritage Emma and Joseph shared a common Heritage, being descended from no less than seven passengers on the historic ship, Mayflower. These Mayflower passengers are: John Tilley, Joan Hurst Tilley, Elizabeth Tilley, John Howland, Edward Fuller, Mrs. John Fuller, Samuel Fuller.  “In sundrie of thee stormes the winds were […]

Joseph Smith Timeline

17
Mar

Joseph Smith Timeline

1805 – 1819 1805 – December 23 –  Born in Sharon, Vermont, to Joseph Smith, Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith 1807 – March to 1808 – March: Moves with family to Tunbridge, Vermont. (1-2 years old) 1808 – 1810 – Moves with family to South Royalton, Vermont. (2-4 years old) 1812 – after May – […]