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

05
May
Elizabeth Agnes Kendall

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

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 is E WELLINGTON? E. Wellington is the mother […]

Alexander Hale Smith

19
Jul

Alexander Hale Smith

  Written by Gracia Jones Originally Published: 10 December 2009 Alexander Hale Smith was born 2 June 1838, at Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, about six weeks after his parents made the January to March trek from Kirtland, Ohio, to the new county set up for the Mormons through the influence of Joseph’s friend, Alexander Doniphan. A […]

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
Death of Don Carlos

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 Jr. Family Reunion 2011

01
Mar
Joseph Smith Family Reunion 2011

Joseph Smith Jr. Family Reunion 2011

“Eternally Bound” Members of the Joseph Smith Jr., Family gathered in the large conference room in the basement of the LDS Visitor’s Center the evening of July 7th for registration. As family members arrived from many parts of the United States, and also from Australia, it was a time of reunion for many and a […]

Prologue to healing Letter

28
Apr

Prologue to healing Letter

In the wake of the assassination of Joseph Smith, there were many difficult times for the surviving Smith family; and also for the leaders who remained to preserve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its mission to the world.   Weighing heavily upon Brigham Young, who, as president of the Quorum of the […]