Joseph Smith Document on Virtue

14
Jul
Joseph Smith greeting militiament

Joseph Smith Document on Virtue

According to the statement of provenance accompanying this document, among those visited by Joseph Smith in Philadelphia during his trip to the nation’s capitol in the winter of 1839-40, was a Wilkinson family who at the time were not members of the Church but later joined. Nothing is known of this visit except that the […]

Out of Liberty

08
Apr

Out of Liberty

Based on first-hand recorded accounts, “Out of Liberty” follows local jailer Samuel Tillery (Jasen Wade), who is tasked with watching Missouri’s most wanted men as they await their upcoming hearing. Caught between the local Missourians’ increased drive to remove the prisoners, and the prisoners’ desperate efforts to survive, Tillery is pushed beyond what any lawman can endure. These most wanted men, as Latter-day Saints will quickly recognize, included the prophet Joseph Smith Jr., his brother Hyrum, and four other Church leaders. They’d been arrested and falsely accused of treason.

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 […]

Sealed to Joseph

19
Mar

Sealed to Joseph

In records of early endowments in Nauvoo there is documentation that Emma received sacred ordinances from Joseph, and she administered them under Joseph’s direction to many other women. 12 One of Emma’s duties as the Prophet’s wife was to supervise the women’s part of the ordinances. Joseph and Emma were sealed for time and all […]

Joseph Smith’s Patriarchal Blessing

18
Mar
Joseph Smith Favicon

Joseph Smith’s Patriarchal Blessing

This blessing was given by Joseph Smith Sr.  It was given on December 9, 1934 in Kirtland, Ohio.  Oliver Cowdery as scribe: Joseph, my son, I lay my hands upon thy head in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to confirm upon thee a father’s blessing.  The Lord thy God has called thee by […]

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. […]