Smith Descendants Gather for Reunion 2013

05
Aug

Smith Descendants Gather for Reunion 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — Descendants of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith met in greater force than ever before to both renew family ties and remember history at a reunion over the weekend. Roughly 1,100 Smith descendants from Hyrum, Joseph Jr. and Samuel Smith’s lines came to This Is The Place Heritage Park for the […]

Tribute to Asael Smith

20
Aug

Tribute to Asael Smith

On 28 July 2012, members of the Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family Association, along with local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints met at the Union Cemetery in Stockholm, NY to pay tribute to and refurbish the headstone of Asael Smith who was the grandfather of the LDS […]

Joseph Smith Jr. Family Reunion 2011

01
Mar

Joseph Smith Jr. Family Reunion 2011

“Eternally Bound” Members of the Joseph Smith Jr., Family gathered in the large conference room in the basement of the LDS Visitor’s Center the evening of July 7th for registration. As family members arrived from many parts of the United States, and also from Australia, it was a time of reunion for many and a […]

Rift Between Families is Now Healing

01
Sep

Rift Between Families is Now Healing

SALT LAKE CITY — The national convention of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, held at This Is the Place Heritage Park and surrounding areas Aug. 25-27, brought descendants of the Prophet Joseph Smith and Emma Smith together with descendants of Brigham Young to continue in healing “the rift.” “Eyes Westward” was the theme for the […]

DNA Solves a Joseph Smith Mystery

18
Jul

DNA Solves a Joseph Smith Mystery

SALT LAKE CITY — Ugo Perego had almost all the DNA evidence he needed to determine who was the father of John Reed Hancock. One of the alleged fathers was the most obvious: Levi W. Hancock. The other alleged father was Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. […]