Joe Duncan, Joseph Smith’s Horse

20
Feb
Joe Duncan

Joe Duncan, Joseph Smith’s Horse

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 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 […]

An Hour in the Grove

06
Dec
Sacred Grove

An Hour in the Grove

     An Introduction to assist readers of this article, “An Hour in the Grove,” better understand the historical context which makes this article significant to us in our day. by Gracia N. Jones, Historian for JSEHS Historical Society— When I found a printed copy of this article in my files, it struck me that […]

Joseph Smith’s Presidential Campaign

26
Nov
Joseph Smith America

Joseph Smith’s Presidential Campaign

It began in 1839. The Prophet Joseph Smith, finally free after more than four months of imprisonment in Liberty, Missouri, had settled in Illinois, and the Saints had begun building what would become the city of Nauvoo. With the Missouri persecutions fresh in their minds, the Saints sought redress for the grievances they had suffered, but […]