Search Results for: Emma Hale Smith History

A Woman of Commitment in Sorrow

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Mar

A Woman of Commitment in Sorrow

Details Written by Mike Kennedy Published: 24 November 2009 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 […]

Emma’s Compassion and Service

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Mar

Emma’s Compassion and Service

Details Written by Mike Kennedy Published: 24 November 2009 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 […]

Emma Tribute

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Mar

Emma Tribute

Details Written by Mike Kennedy Published: 09 November 2010 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 […]

Sealed to Joseph

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Mar

Sealed to Joseph

Details Written by Gracia Jones Published: 24 November 2009 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 […]

Dan Jones – Emma’s Convert

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Mar

Dan Jones – Emma’s Convert

Details Written by Darcy Kennedy Published: 03 April 2011 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 the Ripple, a thirty-eight-ton steamer, on the Mississippi River. Jones was part […]

Patriarchal Blessing of Emma Smith

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Mar

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 […]

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 […]