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: 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This presentation is a short presentation on the ancestors of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale who participated and even fought for the freedom’s of America enabling the opportunity for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be heard in its fullness.
More than 500 Smith family descendants gathered in Salt Lake City to participate in the reunion, which included a service project to help refugees, who — like the Smith family and other early Church members — have been driven from their homes. “You descend from a long line of people who believe in the Two Great […]