Julia Murdock Smith Dixon Middleton

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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

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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 […]

Emma’s Last Blessing

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Mar

Emma’s Last Blessing

Details Written by Mike Kennedy Published: 25 November 2011 Some time shortly before Joseph was leaving for Carthage, Emma asked him for a blessing.  The Prophet told her he didn’t have time just then to give her a blessing, but for her to write the best blessing she could and he would sign it when he […]

Issac and Elizabeth Hale in Their Endless Mountain Home

18
Mar

Issac and Elizabeth Hale in Their Endless Mountain Home

Details Written by Mark L. Staker Published: 08 June 2015 Introduction Travelers complained in letters and reminiscences how during wet months of the year the hard clay became deep ruts, supporting treacherous puddles on the Harmony Turnpike.1  Despite their complaints, the turnpike was the quickest route from western New York to the urban areas of southern Pennsylvania […]

Emma Tends to a Victim of a Gun Shot Wound

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Mar

Emma Tends to a Victim of a Gun Shot Wound

Details Written by Gracia Jones Published: 14 August 2012 Emma Hale Smith Bidamon giving compassionate service is a theme which runs consistently throughout her life story.  One such story has recently come to us which illustrates this aspect of her character. The family of David White Rogers had become good friends with the Smiths after David […]

Little Known Facts About Emma

18
Mar

Little Known Facts About Emma

Details Written by Mike Kennedy Published: 16 April 2016 Midwife – Nauvoo had a doctor, however, when it came to pediatric care the doctor requested all his patients to go to Emma Bidamon as she “knows more about babies than I do”.  Greatly Loved – During the viewing of Emma’s death, the streets were lined with people almost […]