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 […]

The Nauvoo Legion on Parade

18
Mar

The Nauvoo Legion on Parade

April 6, [Tuesday] 1841 – At an early hour the several companies comprising the “Nauvoo Legion,” with two volunteer companies for Iowa Territory, making sixteen companies in all, assembled at their several places of rendezvous, and were conducted in due order to the ground assigned for general review.1 This was the first Nauvoo Legion review […]

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 – […]