There has been much interest in learning the heritage of Joseph Smith, Jr. since his founding of the Church of Jesus Christ. Audentia Smith Anderson, Joseph Smith’s granddaughter, was the first genealogist in Joseph’s family to document his lineage and published a book of that lineage listing all ancestors back to their immigrant status to […]
Joseph Smith did not live long enough to see his children grow up nor give his sons the priesthood he restored. He did baptize his son Joseph but he was only 11 at the time of his death. The first person from Joseph Smith’s own blood to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood was Michael Kennedy who was ordained in 1974. Hear his testimony on how the gospel came into his life.
Phil Beem is the 3rd great grandson of the Prophet Joseph Smith and tells his conversion story and shares his testimony of the power of Jesus Christ in his life. Since his conversion he has served as Bishop and counselor in the Stake Presidency and has helped many in their lives. Joseph Smith’s posterity are roaring as the lion that Jesus is the Christ to the world.
Kimberly Smith, 2nd Great Granddaughter of Joseph and Emma through their son Alexander Hale gives her testimony of Joseph Smith and how she joined the Church of Jesus Christ. Learn how she overcame her fears.
Though life was difficult for Joseph and Emma, they loved and supported each other through their letters. During the 17 years of their marriage, Joseph and Emma Smith endured many hardships. Joseph traveled extensively for the Church and was often obliged to find safety among friends to avoid angry mobs or numerous legal harassments. While […]
Preview She was a name in our family database, but nobody knew much about her. Family tradition said her mother and step-father took her to Chicago where she grew up and became a professional nurse. It was rumored that she had been baptized into the LDS Church[i]; it was also rumored that she had joined […]
The Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society (JSEHS) is a non-profit organization operated by descendants of Joseph Smith and Emma that promotes knowledge and understanding of the life and times, teachings, and heritage of Joseph Smith, Jr. and Emma Hale Smith. People throughout the years have been inspired by the lives and […]
How Joseph Smith Got His Horse, “Joe Duncan” The issue of Joseph getting the horse he called “Joe Duncan” is not in question, but how he got it and from whom is in question. From the Sanders family there is strong testimony that it was Moses Martin Sanders who gave him the horse. What do […]
Emma crossing the Mississippi in the middle of winter We honor Emma as the first president of the Relief Society—an Elect Lady—Mother in Israel. These titles were given her by the Lord and carry a peculiar meaning for a peculiar people. Her mission was unique and her sacrifice unparalleled. She labored in the heat of […]