Search Results for: Joseph Smith Jr. Family History

Patriarchal Blessing of Emma Smith

05
Jul
Emma Hale Smith

Patriarchal Blessing of Emma Smith

Emma, my daughter-in-law, thou art blessed of the Lord, for thy faithfulness and truth, thou shalt be blessed with thy husband, and rejoice in the glory which shall come upon him. Thy soul has been afflicted because of the wickedness of men in seeking the destruction of thy companion, and thy whole soul has been […]

Dan Jones – Emma’s Convert

01
Jul
Dan Jones

Dan Jones – Emma’s Convert

Did you know Emma had one covert, due to her influence eventually led to the conversion of thousands? Dan and Jane Jones immigrated to the United States, and by 1841 they were residents of St. Louis, Missouri. On May 10 of that year, Dan Jones, as an American citizen, applied for a license to ply […]

Emma Tribute

21
Jun
Emma Hale Smith, An Elect Lady

Emma Tribute

It has been said Joseph Smith “has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it.”  It has also been said behind every great man is a great woman.  Joseph Smith chose who his companion would be, his own words she was […]

Emma’s Compassion and Service

07
Jun
Emma Charity

Emma’s Compassion and Service

Emma’s care for the untold numbers of ill and homeless Saints as well as her care for Joseph’s extended family—his parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews—is legend. Emma’s work in the Church naturally included attending to Joseph’s business in his absence and taking care of their children. Her compilation of hymns dated 1835 was […]

A Woman of Commitment in Sorrow

05
Jun
Emma Crossing Mississippi

A Woman of Commitment in Sorrow

During their seventeen-year marriage, nine children were born to Joseph and Emma, and they adopted two. Emma’s first three children died shortly after birth: Alvin in 1828 and twins in 1831. They adopted twins, Joseph and Julia Murdock (born on May 1), whose mother, Julia, had died the day after the birth of Emma’s twins, […]

Poem Written For Don Carlos Smith

19
May
Eliza R. Smith

Poem Written For Don Carlos Smith

THE FUNERAL OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL SMITH By Miss Eliza R. Snow. It was a Sabbath day.—The morning came, But came not with the usual joyousness With which the consecrated day was wont, In Nauvoo City, ever and anon, To usher its broad radiance on a train Of humble, cheerful worshipers. Nature Seem’d conscious of the […]

Andrew F. Ehat: Why Did Joseph Smith Build Temples? The First Endowment of this dispensation

08
May
Kirtland Restoration of Keys and Ordinances

Andrew F. Ehat: Why Did Joseph Smith Build Temples? The First Endowment of this dispensation

Andrew Ehat is the Director of Research of the Joseph Smith Research Institute:  The purpose of the Joseph Smith Research Institute is to research, chronicle, interpret, and promote the life and teachings of the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Institute aspires to understand and articulate Joseph Smith’s perspective […]

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 […]