Search Results for: Joseph Smith Jr. history

Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

20
Sep
Joseph Noble Home

Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

At the October 1845 conference of the church held in the Nauvoo Temple, which had only days before been opened for congregational worship, Lucy Mack Smith requested to speak to the thousands of Saints who had gathered. Church authorities who were present on the occasion enthusiastically granted her request.   As far as I can document, […]

Smith Family: A Family of Integrity

15
Sep
Integrity

Smith Family: A Family of Integrity

(b. Jan. 26, 1714; d. Nov. 14, 1785), the grandfather of Joseph Smith Sr., was remembered as a man of integrity. His obituary read: “DIED–At Topsfield [Mass.] on Monday the 14th instant, Samuel Smith, Esq., aged 72. So amiable and worthy a character as he evidently appeared, both in publick and private, will render the […]

Story behind Joseph and Hyrum Death Masks

08
Sep
Joseph and Hyrum Death Mask

Story behind Joseph and Hyrum Death Masks

Death masks have been utilized since early 1300’s BC.  Initially, sculptors created them as a model for statues and busts of deceased persons.  Many countries used death masks as mementos even down to our current time period. The Prophet Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith were murdered June 27, 1844, in Carthage, Illinois.  Their bodies were […]

From Vermont to New York

29
Aug
Joseph Smith Sr. Family

From Vermont to New York

In order to begin to understand and properly appreciate Joseph Smith’s First Vision, it is advisable to first explore some of its background and underlying themes. Some of the historical elements that call for due consideration include the reason for the Smith family living in upstate New York in the year 1820, the religious affiliations […]

The Nauvoo Legion on Parade

18
Aug
Nauvoo Legion on Parade

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 […]

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 […]

King Follett Sermon Transcription

01
Jan
Christu Statue at Temple Square

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. […]

“My people shall become a numerous and mighty host in the vastness of the Rocky Mountains.” – Joseph Smith

21
Nov
Mormon Migration to the Rocky Mountains

“My people shall become a numerous and mighty host in the vastness of the Rocky Mountains.” – Joseph Smith

Many saints were privileged to hear Joseph Smith’s prophecies pertaining to the exodus from Missouri.  As a followup to Joseph Smith Jr & Brigham Young descendants gathering at Martin’s Cove this article highlights a few quotes from those who heard Joseph Smith speak to them directly about the new life that awaits the Saints out […]

“Joe Duncan” Joseph Smith’s Horse

22
Aug

“Joe Duncan” Joseph Smith’s Horse

Moses Martin Sanders Sr., born 17 Aug. 1803 came from a wealthy family in Maury County, Tennessee.  The details are lost to history, but he and his wife were converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was baptized on 28 Jan 1835.  They gathered with the saints in Far West, Missouri in 1836, and […]