Search Results for: Joseph Smith Jr. Family History

Humorous Notes of Joseph Smith

07
Jul
The Seer Painting by Julie Roers

Humorous Notes of Joseph Smith

Below are a few short notes of humorous incidents in the Life of Joseph Smith: ♦ I was chopping wood [when Joseph Smith rode up on his horse] said he, “good afternoon.”  He had a smile on his face and I felt that he was going to say something else.  “You are not the young man […]

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 […]

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’s Patriarchal Blessing

18
Mar
Joseph Smith Favicon

Joseph Smith’s Patriarchal Blessing

This blessing was given by Joseph Smith Sr.  It was given on December 9, 1934 in Kirtland, Ohio.  Oliver Cowdery as scribe: Joseph, my son, I lay my hands upon thy head in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to confirm upon thee a father’s blessing.  The Lord thy God has called thee by […]