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Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning: Sun: 26, March 1820 – Learning the date of the First Vision

05
Apr

Oh, How Lovely Was the Morning: Sun: 26, March 1820 – Learning the date of the First Vision

Two researchers working independently have come up with evidence pointing toward a date for the First Vision. Detailed weather reports coupled with maple sugar production cycles point to the compelling possibility. We learned the date of the first vision. [Editor’s Note: John P. Pratt, who recently proposed the Sun 26 Mar 1820 date for the […]

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 […]

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

19
Mar

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

Details Written by Gracia JonesPublished: 09 October 2012 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 […]

Poem Written For Don Carlos Smith

19
Mar

Poem Written For Don Carlos Smith

Details Written by Eliza R. SnowPublished: 31 March 2014 THE FUNERAL OF BRIG. 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 […]

A Woman of Commitment in Sorrow

19
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

19
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

19
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

19
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 […]