Thousands of Hands

16
Jan
Joseph Smith descendants gather under tent

Thousands of Hands

Darcy Kennedy My husband, Michael Kennedy, Sr., and I knew our stake president was a very inspired man and heard how he would just call someone or visit with them in their home, day or night following promptings that he was needed.  Towards the end of 2004, President, Conrad Gottfredson, came to our home to […]

Emma Smith, My Story Removes False Traditions

08
Jan

Emma Smith, My Story Removes False Traditions

Article written with comments by Angeline Washburn (4th great granddaughter of Joseph and Emma) The dedicatory prayer of the Kirtland temple recorded in Doctrine and Covenants 109:68-70 mentions in order for the posterity of Joseph and Emma to be “converted and redeemed with Israel, and know that thou art God” prejudices need to “be broken […]

Joseph and Emma Share a Common Heritage

18
Dec
Mayflower

Joseph and Emma Share a Common Heritage

All of Their Descendants Share the Same Heritage Emma and Joseph shared a common Heritage, being descended from no less than seven passengers on the historic ship, Mayflower. These Mayflower passengers are: John Tilley, Joan Hurst Tilley, Elizabeth Tilley, John Howland, Edward Fuller, Mrs. John Fuller, Samuel Fuller.  “In sundrie of thee stormes the winds were […]

For I had seen a vision: 200 years later

07
Oct
Joseph's Firs Vision

For I had seen a vision: 200 years later

The Spring of 2020 marks the 200th anniversary since Joseph Smith first prayed to God to know which church to join and received the First Vision. Carole Mikita takes a look at what this momentous revelation means in today’s world. Historians, church leaders and various artists reflect on how this event has shaped the course […]

Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

20
Sep
Joseph Noble Home

Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

At the October 1845 conference of the church held in the Nauvoo Temple, which had only days before been opened for congregational worship, Lucy Mack Smith requested to speak to the thousands of Saints who had gathered. Church authorities who were present on the occasion enthusiastically granted her request.   As far as I can document, […]

A Woman of Commitment in Sorrow

05
Jun
Emma Crossing Mississippi

A Woman of Commitment in Sorrow

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 the day after the birth of Emma’s twins, […]

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

05
May
Elizabeth Agnes Kendall

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

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 is E WELLINGTON? E. Wellington is the mother […]