Using Science to Answer Questions from Latter-day Saint History: The Case of Josephine Lyon’s Paternity

14
Jan

Using Science to Answer Questions from Latter-day Saint History: The Case of Josephine Lyon’s Paternity

Published originally:  BYU Studies, quarterly (Jan 9, 2020) Historians have often speculated if Joseph Smith had any children with his plural wives. The strongest case for a child born through one of Joseph Smith’s polygamous unions is that of Josephine Lyon, born on February 8, 1844, in Nauvoo, Illinois, to Sylvia Sessions, who was sealed […]

King Follett Sermon Transcription

01
Jan

King Follett Sermon Transcription

Below is an exact transcription of the King Follett Sermon given by the Prophet Joseph Smith: The president having arrived; the choir sung a hymn. Elder A[masa] Lyman offered a prayer. The president then arose and called the attention of the congregation upon the subjects which were contemplated in the fore part of the conference. […]