Emma Tends to a Victim of a Gun Shot Wound

11
Aug
Gun Shoot Wound

Emma Tends to a Victim of a Gun Shot Wound

Emma Hale Smith Bidamon giving compassionate service is a theme which runs consistently throughout her life story.  One such story illustrating this character is her tending of a gunshot wound resulting from a tragic mistake. The family of David White Rogers had become good friends with the Smiths after David was instrumental in helping scout […]

Emma Smith and the Governor of Illinois

08
Aug
Thomas Carlin Governor of Illinois

Emma Smith and the Governor of Illinois

Thomas Carlin (July 18, 1789 – February 14, 1852), a farmer, soldier and Jacksonian Democrat, was the seventh Governor of Illinois (from 1838 to 1842) and also served in both houses of the Illinois General Assembly.[1] He became the first Democrat nominated at an Illinois state convention, as well as the last Illinois governor who […]

Emma’s Last Blessing

19
Jul
All Things Dear Painting of Emma Smith by Julie Rogers

Emma’s Last Blessing

Some time shortly before Joseph was leaving for Carthage, Emma asked him for a blessing.  The Prophet told her he didn’t have time just then to give her a blessing, but for her to write the best blessing she could and he would sign it when he returned.   Emma wrote [the desires of her heart […]

Patriarchal Blessing of Emma Smith

05
Jul
Emma Hale Smith

Patriarchal Blessing of Emma Smith

Emma, my daughter-in-law, thou art blessed of the Lord, for thy faithfulness and truth, thou shalt be blessed with thy husband, and rejoice in the glory which shall come upon him. Thy soul has been afflicted because of the wickedness of men in seeking the destruction of thy companion, and thy whole soul has been […]

Dan Jones – Emma’s Convert

01
Jul

Dan Jones – Emma’s Convert

Did you know Emma had one covert, due to her influence eventually led to the conversion of thousands? Dan and Jane Jones immigrated to the United States, and by 1841 they were residents of St. Louis, Missouri. On May 10 of that year, Dan Jones, as an American citizen, applied for a license to ply […]

Emma’s Compassion and Service

07
Jun
Emma Charity

Emma’s Compassion and Service

Emma’s care for the untold numbers of ill and homeless Saints as well as her care for Joseph’s extended family—his parents, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews—is legend. Emma’s work in the Church naturally included attending to Joseph’s business in his absence and taking care of their children. Her compilation of hymns dated 1835 was […]

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 […]