SMITH was born on 9 MAR 1647/48 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts.
SOURCE: "Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian" Sarah Anna Emery, Newburyport,
Parents: Thomas SMITH and Mrs Rebecca SMITH.
John SMITH was born on 9 JUN 1759. He died on 24 AUG 1824 at Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Spouse: Lucretia COLBY. John SMITH and Lucretia COLBY were married on 26 MAY 1795 in Francestown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Children were: William SMITH, Sarah SMITH, Sally SMITH, Ebenezer SMITH, Nancy SMITH, Ira SMITH, James SMITH.
John SMITH was born on 16 JUL 1781 in Derryfield, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Derryfield now Manchester
He died on 23 MAY 1854.
Smith, John, the fifth presiding Patriarch of the Church, was born July 16, 1781, in Derryfield (now Manchester), Rockingham county, N. H. He was a son of Asahel and Mary Smith (formerly Mary Duty) and uncle to the Prophet Joseph. In 1815 he married Clarissa Lyman, by whom he had three childrenGeorge Albert, Caroline and John Lyman. The subject of Joseph Smith's mission was introduced to John Smith by his brother Joseph, the Prophet's father, which resulted in his baptism Jan. 9, 1832, at a time of sickness near to death, and when the ice had to be cut to reach the water; but from that time he gained health and strength, although he had been given up by the doctors to die of consumption. He was baptized and confirmed by his brother Joseph Smith, sen., and at the same time ordained an Elder. In 1833, he moved to Kirtland, Ohio, where he, on June 3, 1831, was ordained a High Priest by Lyman Wight, and in 1838 to Far West, Caldwell county, Missouri, and thence to Adam-Ondi-Ahman, [p.183] in Daviess county, where he presided over that branch of the Church until expelled by the mob in 1839, and arrived in Illinois on the 28th of February of that year. He located at Green Plains, six miles from Warsaw, where he put in a crop of corn, split rails, and performed much hard labor unsuited to his health and years, but obliged to be done for the support of his family. In June he moved to Commerce (since Nauvoo), and on October 5th was appointed to preside over the Saints in Iowa. On the 12th he moved to Lee county to fulfill that mission. In October, 1843, he moved to Macedonia, Hancock county, Illinois, having been appointed to preside over the Saints in that place. He was ordained a Patriarch Jan. 10, 1844, by Joseph the prophet, and in November, of that year, was driven by mobbers from Macedonia to Nauvoo, where he continued to administer patriarchal blessings, to the joy of thousands, until Feb. 9, 1846, when he was compelled by the mob violence of the free and sovereign State of Illinois to again leave his home and cross the Mississippi river, with his family, in search of a peaceful location, far off amid savages and deserts, in the valleys of the mountains. After passing a dreary winter on the right bank of the Missouri, at Winter Quarters, he again took up the weary ox train march on the 9th of June, 1847, and reached Great Salt Lake valley Sept. 23rd, where he presided over the Church in the mountains until October, 1848. Jan. 1, 1849, he was ordained presiding Patriarch over the Church, under the hands of Pres. Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball. He moved out of the Fort on to his city lot in February, 1849, and this was the only spot on which he had been privileged to cultivate a garden two years in succession during the last twenty-three years of his life. In addition to a vast amount of varied and efficient aid to thousands in the way of salvation, during his long and faithful ministry, he administered 5,560 patriarchal blessings, which were recorded in seven large and closely written books, which are now at the Historian's office. He died in Salt Lake City May 23, 1854. "He closed the arduous duties of a well occupied probation," writes the editor of the "Deseret News," "and passed to a position of rest, where his works will nobly follow and honor him and where he will continue his able counsels for the prosperity and welfare of Zion."
SOURCE: 1. "History of Joseph Smith By His Mother", Edited by Scot Facer Proctor & Maurine Jensen Proctor, 1996 Bookcraft, Salt Lake City, Utah. ISBN I-57008-267-7
2. Family Tree Maker/World Family Tree Vol. 7, File #2296
Parents: Asael SMITH I and Mary DUTY.
John SMITH was born on 31 DEC 1795 in Plaistow, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1001041; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) Parents: Joseph SMITH and Mary SAWYER.
John SMITH was born on 22 SEP 1832.
Smith, John, the sixth presiding Patriarch of the Church and the present incumbent of that office, is the son of Hyrum Smith and Jerusha Burden, and was born Sept. 22, 1832, in Kirtland, Geuaga (now Lake) county, Ohio. His mother died Oct. 13, 1837. She had six children-two sons and four daughters, and she died when the youngest was eight days old. His father was away from home at the time of her death. Dec. 24, 1837, his father married Miss Mary Fielding, who bore him two children, a son and a daughter. In the spring of 1838 John went with his father's family to Far West, Caldwell county, Missouri, where he shared with the rest of the Saints in the persecutions. In the fall of 1838 his father, his uncle Joseph and others, were taken prisoners by a ruthless mob, and, after being abused in many ways, threatened with death, etc., were finally lodged in Liberty, Clay county jail. During the winter his father's family, in connection with many others, were driven out of Missouri. Although small, John suffered much from cold and hunger. The family landed at Quincy, Ill.., early in 1839, where they remained a short time.
Brother Hyrum Smith came home from Liberty jail April 22, 1839. The family subsequently went up the Mississippi river to a place called Commerce, afterwards the city of Nauvoo. Soon afterwards they moved about two miles down the river, where they remained in comparative peace for a short season. His father and his uncle, Joseph the Prophet, were martyred in Carthage jail by a bloodthirsty mob, June 27, 1844. In the month of February, 1847, John left his father's folks and started west with Heber C. Kimball's family. At this time he did not know where the people were going, but he supposed to California.
This company crossed the Mississippi river on a ferryboat, and encamped on Sugar creek, about nine miles out. After two or three days, boy-like, he got homesick and went back to see his folks. During his stay at home, which was only for a few days, the river froze over, and he crossed back on skates, and joined the company. During the journey he had to drive loose stock, drive team, herd cattle and horses, and do any kind of work he could. Many times he was drenched in the rain. On one occasion Brother Heber P. Kimball and himself were driven by the force of the storm, stock and all, for a mile or so, although they were on horseback. The company journeyed westward through Iowa, stopping many times by the way in consequence of storms and soft roads, or, to speak more correctly, no roads but soft prairie. They finally landed on the hill where now stands Council Bluffs city, and crossed over the Missouri river at anoint near the present site of Omaha, called at that time Sarpee's Trading Post, among the Pottawatamie Indians. They then went up about six miles to the Little Pupillon, and remained a short time. During his stay there he became acquainted with Col. Thomas L. Kane, who was taken very sick, and John was his nurse for two weeks. In or about the month of August they moved into Winter Quarters, where the town of Florence now stands. In the fore part of September he learned that his father's family were on the road, and he went, in company with Brother Almon W. Babbitt, back about one hundred and fifty miles and met them. They
came to Winter Quarters, where they remained two winters. John went to work with hired help, built a log house for the winter, and during the summer of 1847 made fence, tilled the soil, and took a man's place in the hay and harvest field, as he was the only male member of the family who was able to work. In April, 1848, the family started for Great Salt Lake valley. It was rather a hard journey, as they did not have teams enough. John had to drive a team composed of wild steers, cows and oxen, with two wagons tied together, and, before they had traveled more than two miles, a wagon tongue broke and they had to camp for the night. On the way over the plains he broke and they had to camp for the steers to work. He had to take a man's place, by standing guard at night, and in the day time to be the boy who brought the wood and water, herded the cows and assisted to double teams over bad places, up hills, etc. On one occasion a circumstance occurred which he will never forget. One day about sundown, while the party were encamped on the Platte river, it was reported that a woman was lost. Without ceremony he took his coat on his arm and a piece of corn bread in his hand and started out up the road, to follow a party of the company which had left at noon. He had not gone far when he came up with a dead carcass, which was covered with wolves fighting and howling. He walked past as fast and as quietly as possible. He traveled six miles before he came up with any wagons. During this distance he passed about twenty such frightful scenes, but he got through safe, and he thinks he was unnoticed by the wolves. He stopped for the balance of the night with an acquaintance, and at daybreak proceeded on his journey, and found the lost woman, a little after sunrise, safe with her mother, six miles from where he stayed for the night. On Sept. 22, 1848, his sixteenth birthday, he drove five wagons down the "Big Mountain," east of Salt Lake City; it was dark long before he got into camp with the last wagon. On the way, one wheel of his wagon ran into a tree which was about fifteen inches through. He had to lie on his back and chop the tree down with a dull ax before he could go any further. The next day he arrived in the Great Salt Lake valley. In the spring of 1850 John was enrolled in a company of horsemen, called the "Battalion of Life Guards," for the purpose of standing guard, or going out at a minute's warning, to protect the settlements from the marauding Indians, who were very angry at that time. For about ten years he was compelled to keep on hand a saddle horse and everything necessary for that purpose. Many times he was called and got up in the night and started off at once; at other times he had to leave in the heat of harvest, and then his wife was obliged to take his place in the field. This he had to do in connection with working in the canyon and attending to the farm to support the family. Sept. 21, 1852, his stepmother died, leaving him to provide for a family of eight, three of them-one man and two women-being old people, the youngest over sixty-three years old; also one brother and three sisters younger than himself. He was at that time twenty years, less one day, old. Dec. 25, 1853, he married Miss Helen Maria Fisher, who bore him nine children, five sons and four daughters. In the spring of 1856 he went on horseback to Salmon river with Pres. Brigham Young's party, a distance of 480 miles, and returned, which trip occupied six weeks' time. Feb. 18, 1855, Brother Smith was ordained to the office of Patriarch under the hands of Presidents Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball and Jedediah M. Grant, and Apostles Orson Hyde, Orson Pratt, Wilford Woodruff, George A. Smith
and Lorenzo Snow, Pres. Young being mouth. It may be well here to state that this is the only office in the Church which is handed down from father to son by right of lineage. His grandfather, Joseph Smith, sen., was the first Patriarch to the Church. He was ordained by his son, the Prophet Joseph Smith. John's father, Hyrum Smith, was ordained to this office by his father; and John would doubtless have been ordained by his father if he had lived until John had arrived at a proper age. Sept. 16, 1859, John started for Florence with a four-mule team, to bring his sister and her husband and family to Utah. He traveled in company with Elder John Y. Greene across the plains, and made the trip from Salt Lake City to Florence in thirty-two days, laying over on the road two days of the timedistance, 1011 miles. During his stay in the East he took his sister and her two youngest children and traveled across Iowa to Montrose, a distance of 350 miles, in eight days, with a pair of mules and a light wagon, and visited Nauvoo and different places in Illinois, reviewed many places of his boyhood, and found quite a number of his connections. He returned to Florence in February, 1860, where he spent considerable time in assisting to put wagons and handcarts together, and in doing all he could to expedite the starting of the European emigrants on the plains. In the month of June he was appointed by Elder George Q. Cannon, who had charge of the emigrants that season, to organize a company and take charge of it across the plains. He went to work at once, got a company of more than forty wagons in readiness, loaded his sister and family, and started out. The trip was made in seventy days. At the general conference, April, 1862, he was called to take a mission to Scandinavia. On the 17th of May following he started out on horseback, without purse or scrip, to cross the plains and the ocean. He was invited by Elder John R. Murdock to go with him to the Missouri river, as he had charge of a company of wagons and teams to bring out emigrants. Brother Smith accepted the invitation, and Brother Murdock assisted him with provisions. All went well until about noon one day, as the company left the Sweetwater river, when Brother Smith was taken down with mountain fever. During the night the fever was very severe, and the pain through every joint was excruciating. Toward the latter part of the night he was administered to by some of the Elders, and in the morning was able to pursue his journey on horseback. He was very weak and had to get down often from his horse to rest. At Fort Laramie he sold his horse, which was worth $90, for $40, and at Florence his saddle, which was worth $20, for $10. He met friends, who gave him money to assist him on his journey. His fare from Florence to Liverpool was about $100. When he arrived in Liverpool he had twenty-one shillings in his pocket. This paid his fare to London, where he had to get a passport from the American Minister before he could cross the continent of Europe. There he borrowed money to take him through (which he afterwards paid) from Hull, England, to Hamburg, Germany. The boat met headwinds and a rough sea, and all on board were sick; even the captain had to get on deck for air. At Hamburg he met his cousin, Elder Jesse N. Smith, who had preceded him about eighteen months. Brother Jesse had with him an interpreter, and all went well. They landed at Korsoer, Denmark, Sept. 6, 1862. Brother Smith remained on this mission until April 13, 1864, when he sailed from Copenhagen, on his return home. While on this mission he studied hard and obtained a good understanding of the Scandinavian languagesDanish-Norwegian and Swedish. On arriving at Grimsby, England, they found some emigrants for Zion awaiting them, who had traveled by way of Lubeck, and they all, about three hundred in number, continued their journey by rail to Liverpool. There he was appointed president of the ship's company. He embarked in the large sailing ship, "Monarch of the Sea," bound for New York, having on board 973 souls of the Saints-Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, Germans, Scotch, Welsh, Irish, English and Americans-the largest company of Latter-day Saints which, up to that time, had left the shores of Europe. They were over forty days out at sea, with head winds a good deal of the time. On the banks of Newfoundland they saw a number of very large icebergs. On their arrival at Castle Gardens, New York, June 3, 1864, they went immediately on board the steamboat "St. Johns," and sailed up the Hudson river to Albany; from there they traveled by rail to St. Joseph, Missouri, and thence by steamboat up the Missouri river to Wyoming, Nebraska. On Brother Smith's arrival at Wyoming, he was appointed to take charge on the plains of a Scandinavian company of thirty wagons. He was there joined by more wagons in charge of Captain Patterson, making in all over sixty, for safety against the Indians, as the latter were very hostile that season, many people having been killed, and horses, mules and cattle stolen, and wagons burned. Many times on the journey ranchers, traders, and also officers at government posts would use every argument possible to induce them to stop for safety. The answer Brother Smith would give them was, "We are used to Indian warfare, and we have only provisions enough to take us home, even if we keep moving; and we would rather run our risk of fighting Indians than starve on the plains." The company reached Salt Lake City, Oct. 1, 1864. After a few days the immigrants were distributed among their respective friends in the various settlements, but for several years Brother Smith was kept busy as an interpreter for the Scandinavians. Since that time he has been engaged in the duties of his calling as a Patriarch, traveling through the settlements of the Saints, and attending to other business, and on the farm. Up to date he has given to the Saints 15,660 patriarchal blessings.
Parents: Hyrum SMITH and Jerusha BARDEN.
John A. SMITH was born on 6 JUL 1832. He died on 27 NOV 1834. Parents: Silas SMITH and Mary AIKENS.
John B. SMITH was born in NOV 1849 in New York. He appeared in the census on 12 JUN 1900 in Hiddenwood, Walworth County, South Dakota. He appeared in the census on 10 MAY 1910 in Hiddenwood, Walworth County, South Dakota. In 1910 he was a farmer in Hiddenwood, Walworth County, South Dakota. He died on 3 JUN 1936 at Walworth County, South Dakota.
John Charles SMITH was born on 20 NOV 1907 in Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois. He died on 27 APR 1965. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Weldon Charles SMITH and Allie Mary COLBY.
John L. SMITH II was born on 17 NOV 1828. Parents: John SMITH and Clarissa LYMAN.
Jonathan SMITH was born on 28 APR 1800 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts. He died on 29 SEP 1855 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Joseph SMITH was born on 15 AUG 1643 in Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He died on 14 JUL 1661 at Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He has Ancestral File Number 9GNB-7W. Parents: Captain Henry SMITH and Mrs Elizabeth SMITH.
Joseph SMITH was born on 22 JAN 1739/40 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. (SOURCE: Early Vital Records of Essex County, Massachusetts to 1850 for Haverhill.) He died on 25 JAN 1816 at New Hampshire.
Spouse: Mary SAWYER. Joseph SMITH and Mary SAWYER were married on 2 DEC 1784 in Atkinson, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Children were: Samuel SMITH, Jesse Clement SMITH, James SMITH, Isaac SMITH, John SMITH.
Joseph SMITH Sr. was born on 12 JUL 1771 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. He was ordained a High Priest on 3 JUN 1831. Officiator: Lyman Wight He was ordained a Patriarch on 18 DEC 1833 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. Officiator: Joseph Smith, Jr. He was given a Patriartcal Blessing on 18 DEC 1833 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. Officiator: Joseph Smith, Jr. He died on 14 SEP 1840 at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. He was buried on 15 SEP 1840 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois. He was a Farmer. He was ordained a Elder.
JOSEPH, third child and second son of Asael, was born in Topsfield, July 12, 1771. He moved to Tunbridge, Vt., in 1791. In 1816, he moved to New York and settled in Manchester. He was one of the six original members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized April 6, 1830. In 1833, he was called to the office of Presiding Patriarch of the Church. He married January 24, 1796, Lucy Mack, daughter of Solomon and Lydia (Gates) Mack. They had ten children, seven sons, three daughters, and were the parents of the Prophet Joseph and Patriarch Hyrum Smith.
Comments: Joseph was ordained into the 1st High Council February 17, 1834, in Kirtland, Ohio.
Joseph was a member of the Nauvoo 4th ward.
Joseph was one of the eight witnesses of the Book of Mormon. He worked on the Kirtland Temple. He was made Assistant Counselor to the First Presidency, September 3, 1837.
Joseph was a member of the High Council in Kirtland.
Joseph was exposed to severe persecutions in Ohio and Missouri. He made a missionary trip to Stockholm, St. Lawrence, New York, visiting relatives and others. He made another journey through New York, Massachusetts, and other States, holding a great number of meetings and giving many patriarchal blessings.
Joseph was the first presiding Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and father of the prophet Joseph Smith. He removed with his father to Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont in 1791 and assisted in clearing a large farm of a heavy growth of timber. At his marriage he owned a handsome farm in Tunbridge. In 1802 he rented it and engaged in mercantile business, and soon after embarked in a venture of ginseng to send to China, and was swindled out of the entire proceeds by the shipmaster and agent; he was consequently obliged to sell his farm and all of his effects to pay his debts. About the year 1816 he removed to Palmyra, Wayne, New York, bought a farm and cleared two hundred acres, which he lost in consequence of not being able to pay the last instalment of the purchase money at the time it was due. This was the case with a great number of farmers in New York who had cleared land under similar contracts. He afterwards moved to Manchester, Ontario, New York and procured a comfortable home with sixteen acres of land where he lived until he moved to Kirtland, Ohio. He was the first person who received his son Joseph's testimony after he had seen the angel, and exhorted him to be faithful and diligent to the message he had received. In August 1830, in company with his son Don Carlos, he took a mission to St. Lawrence county, New York, touching on his route at several of the Canadian ports, where he distributed a few copies of the Book of Mormon, visited his father, brothers, and sisters residing in St. Lawrence county. He bore testimony to the truth which resulted eventually in all the family coming into the Church except his brother Jesse and his sister Susan. He removed with his family in 1831 to Kirtland, Ohio. He was chosen a member of the first High Council organized in Kirtland on February 17, 1834. In 1836 he traveled in company with his brother John 2,400 miles in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and New Hampshire visiting the branches of the Church in those States and bestowing patriarchal blessings on several hundred persons, preaching the gospel to all who would hear, and baptizing many. They arrived in Kirtland on October 2, 1836. During the persecutions in Kirtland, in 1837, he was made a prisoner but fortunately obtained his liberty, and after a very tedious journey in the spring and summer of 1838 he arrived at Far West, Missouri. After his sons, Hyrum and Joseph, were thrown into the Missouri jails by the mob, he fled under the extermination order of Governor Lilburn W. Boggs, and made his escape in midwinter to Quincy, Illinois. Later he moved to Commerce, Illinois--spring of 1839. He was one of the founders of Nauvoo. The exposures he suffered brought on consumption of which he died. While in Quincy, Illinois he fed hundreds of the poor Saints who were fleeing from the Missouri persecutions even though he, himself, had arrived there penniless.
Places of Residence:
1816 Palmyra, Wayne County, New York
1831 Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio
1838 Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri
1839 Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois
Smith, Joseph, senior
Smith, Joseph, senior, the first presiding patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and father of the Prophet Joseph Smith, was born July 12, 1771, in Topsfield, Essex county, Mass., he was the second son of Asahel Smith and Mary Duty. The subject of this sketch was born in Topsfield, March 7, 1744; he was the youngest son of Samuel and Priscilla Smith. Samuel was born January 26, 1714, in Topsfield; he was the eldest son of Samuel and Rebecca Smith. Samuel was born in Topsfield, Januaray 26, 1666, and was the son of Robert and Mary Smith, who emigrated from Old England. Joseph Smith, sen., removed with his father to Tunbridge, Orange county, Vermont, in 1791, and assisted in clearing a large farm of a heavy growth of timber. He married Lucy, daughter of Solomon and Lydia Mack, Jan. 24, 1796, by whom he had ten children, namely: Alvin, born Feb. 11, 1798; Hyrum, born Feb. 9, 1800; Sophronia, born May 16, 1803; Joseph, born Dec. 23, 1805; Samuel Harrison, born March 13, 1808; Ephraim, born March 13, 1810; William, born March 13, 1811; Catherine, born July 28, 1812; Don Carlos, born March 25, 1816; and Lucy, born July 18, 1824. At his marriage he owned a handsome farm in Tunbridge. In 1802 he rented it and engaged in mercantile business, and soon after embarked in a venture of ginseng to send to China, and was swindled out of the entire proceeds by the shipmaster and agent; he was consequently obliged to sell his farm and all of his effects to pay his debts. About the year 1816 he removed to Palmyra, Wayne county, New York, bought a farm and cleared two hundred acres, which he lost in consequence of not being able to pay the last instalment of the purchase money at the time it was due. This was the case with a great number of farmers in New York who had cleared land under similar contracts. He afterwards moved to Manchester, Ontario county, New York, procured a comfortable home with sixteen acres of land, where he lived until he removed to Kirtland, Ohio. He was the first person who received his son Joseph's testimony after he had seen the angel, and exhorted him to be faithful and diligent to the message he had received. He was baptized April 6, 1830. In August, 1830, in company with his son Don Carlos, he took a mission to St. Lawrence county, New York, touching on his route at several of the Canadian ports, where he distributed a few copies of the Book of Mormon, visited his father, brothers and sisters residing in St. Lawrence county, bore testimony to the truth, which resulted eventually in all the family coming into the Church, excepting his brother Jesse and sister Susan. He removed with his family to Kirtland in 1831, where he was ordained to the High Priesthood June 3, 1831, by Lyman Wight. He was ordained a Patriarch and president of the High priesthood, under the hands of Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Sidney Rigdon and Frederick G. Williams, Dec. 18, 1833, and was chosen a member of the first High Council, organized in Kirtland, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1834. In 1836 he traveled in company with his brother John 2,400 miles in Ohio, New York, [p.182] Pennsylvania, Vermont and New Hampshire, visiting the branches of the Church in those States, and bestowing patriarchal blessings on several hundred persons, preaching the gospel to all who would hear, and baptizing many. They arrived at Kirtland Oct. 2, 1836. During the persecutions in Kirtland, in 1837, he was made a prisoner, but fortunately obtained his liberty, and after a very tedious journey in the spring and summer of 1838, he arrived at Far West, Mo. After his sons, Hyrum and Joseph, were thrown into the Missouri jails by the mob, he fled from under the exterminating order of Governor Lilburn W. Boggs, and made his escape in midwinter to Quincy, Ill., from whence he removed to Commerce in the spring of 1839, and thus became one of the founders of Nauvoo. The exposures he suffered brought on consumption, of which he died Sept. 14, 1840, aged 69 years, two months and two days. He was 6 feet 2 inches tall, was very straight, and remarkably well proportioned. His ordinary weight was about two hundred lbs., and he was very strong and active. In his young days he was famed as a wrestler, and, Jacob like, he never wrestled with but one man whom he could not throw. He was one of the most benevolent of men, opening his house to all who were destitute. While at Quincy, Ill., he fed hundreds of the poor Saints who were fleeing from the Missouri persecutions, although he had arrived there penniless himself.
SOURCES: (1). "History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Period I"., History of Joseph Smith, the Prophet by Himself, Volume I. Published by the Church, The Deseret Book Company, SLC 1946; (2). Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996, Family History Library, 35 North West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150; (3). "History of Joseph Smith By His Mother", Edited by Scot Facer Proctor & Maurine Jensen Proctor, 1996 Bookcraft, Salt Lake City, Utah. ISBN I-57008-267-7; (4). "LDS Family History Suite", The LDS Vital Records Library.
Parents: Asael SMITH I and Mary DUTY.
Spouse: Lucy MACK. Joseph SMITH Sr. and Lucy MACK were married on 24 JAN 1796 in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont. Children were: Infant SMITH, Alvin SMITH, Hyrum SMITH, Sophronia SMITH, Joseph SMITH Jr., Samuel Harrison SMITH V, Ephraim SMITH, William SMITH, Katherine SMITH, Don Carlos SMITH, Lucy SMITH.
Joseph SMITH Jr. was born on 23 DEC 1805 in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont. He was baptized on 15 MAY 1829. Place: Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania He was given a Patriartcal Blessing on 9 DEC 1834 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. Officiator: Joseph Smith, Sr. He died on 27 JUN 1844 at Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois. He has more notes. #1.
This is a list of the proposed wives of Joseph Smith. There is no record of co-habitation or children from these marriages. In most cases these women were only sealed to Joseph Smith, they were married and lived with their husbands.
Fanny Alger, Early 1833, single, age 16. Fanny separated from JS and married Solomon Custer, non-LDS.
Lucinda Pendleton, 1838?, married, 37, at Nauvoo, Ill. Lucinda remained with polyandrous first husband, George Harris, LDS; married by proxy in Nauvoo temple to JS; later divorced Harris.
Louisa Beaman, 5 April 1841, single, 26. Louisa was married by proxy to JS (BY).
Zina Diantha Huntington, 27 October 1841, married, 20. Zina remained with polyandrous first husband, Henry B. Jacobs, LDS; polyandrous proxy marriage to JS (BY) but remained with Jacobs; eventually left Jacobs and became BY's connubial wife.
Prescindia Lathrop Huntington, 11 December 1841, married, 31. Prescindia remained with polyandrous first husband, Norman Buell, disaffected LDS; polyandrous proxy marriage to JS (HCK) but stayed with Buell; eventually left Buell and became HCK's connubial wife.
Agnes Moulton, 6 January 1842, widow, 33. Agnes was married by proxy Don Carlos Smith (G. A. Smith). Don Carlos was JS's deceased brother and Agnes's first husband. She then married William Pickett, erratic LDS, in a technically polyandrous union; eventually separated from Pickett.
Sylvia Sessions, 8 February 1842, married, 23. Sylvia remained with polyandrous first husband, Windsor Lyon, LDS; polyandrous proxy marriage to JS (HCK); remained with Lyon until his death; married Ezekiel Clark, Non-LDS; divorced Clark, moved to Utah (to be with HCK?).
Mary Elizabeth Rollins, late February 1842, married, 23. Mary remained with polyandrous first husband, Adam Lightner, non-LDS; polyandrous proxy marriage to JS (BY), but stayed with Lightner till his death.
Patty Bartlett, 9 March 1842, married, 47. Patty remained with polyandrous firs husband, David Session, LDS, till his death; married John Parry for time.
Marinda Nancy Johnson, April 1842, married, 27. Marinda remained with polyandrous first husband, Orson Hyde, LDS apostle, and was married eternally to him in the Nauvoo Temple; later eternal proxy marriage to JS; eventually divorced Hyde.
Elizabeth Davis, <June 1842, married, 50-51?. Elizabeth apparently remained with polyandrous first husband, Jabez Durfee, LDS, after JS's death; separated from Durfee; proxy marriage to JS (Cornelius Lott); separated from Lott.
Sarah Kingsley, 29 June 1842, married, 53-54. Sarah remained with polyandrous first husband, John Cleveland, non-LDS; polyandrous proxy marriage toe JS (John Smith); stayed with Cleveland to her death.
Delcena Johnson, July 1842, widow, 37-38. Delcena was married by proxy to Lyman Sherman (Almon Babbitt).
Eliza Roxcy Snow, 29 June 1842, single, 38 (sister of Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Eliza was married by proxy to JS (Brigham Young).
Sarah Ann Whitney, 27 July 1842, single, 17 at Nauvoo, Ill. (daughter of Newell K. and Elizabeth Ann Whitney). Sarah separated from Joseph Kingsbury, her "pretend" polyandrous husband; proxy marriage to JS (HCK).
Martha McBride, Aug 1842, widow, 37. Martha married by proxy to JS (HCK); separated from HCK?
Ruth Vose, February 1843, married, 33. Ruth remained with polyandrous first husband, Edward Sayers, non-LDS, till his death.
Flora Ann Woodworth, Spring 1843, single, 16. Flora married (Carlos) Gove, non-LDS.
Emily Dow Partridge, 4 March 1843, single, 19. Emily married by proxy to JS (BY).
Eliza Maria Partridge, 8 March 1843, single, 22. Eliza married by proxy to JS (Amasa Lyman). Later divorced Lyman.
Almera Woodward Johnson, 22 April 1843, single, 30 (daughter of Ezekiel Johnson and Julia Hills). Almera married Reuben Barton (proxy marriage?)
Lucy Walker, May 1, 1843, single, 17. Lucy married by proxy to JS (HCK).
Sarah Lawrence, May 1843, single, 17. Sarah married by proxy to JS (HCK); divorced HCK; married Joseph Mount.
Maria Lawrence, May 1843, single 19. Maria married by proxy to JS (BY)?, separated from BY?; proxy marriage to JS (Almon Babbitt).
Helen Mar Kimball, May 1843, single, 14 (daughter of Heber Chase Kimball and Vilate Murray). Helen married by proxy to JS (Horace Whitney). The authority for this statement is on page 339 of the "Life of Heber C. Kimball," by Orson F. Whitney. This author says, "Seen after the revelation (see revelation on celestial marriage, written July 12, 1843, page 1304. * * * Helen Mar, the eldest daughter of Heber Chase and Vilate Murray Kimball, was given to the Prophet in the holy bonds of celestial marriage."
Hannah Ells, mid-1843, single, 29-30. Hannah never remarried. Died abt 1845.
Elvira Annie Cowles, 1 June 1843, married, 29. Elvira remained with polyandrous firs husband, Jonathan Holmes, LDS; proxy marriage to JS (Holmes).
Rhoda Richards, 12 June 1843, at Nauvoo, Ill, single, 58. Rhoda married by proxy to JS (BY); separated from BY or never cohabited.
Desdemona Fullmer, July 1843, single, 32-33. Desdemona married by proxy to JS (Ezra Taft Benson); separated from Benson; married Harrison McLane but later separated.
Olive G. Frost, summer 1843, single, 27-28. Olive married by proxy to JS (BY).
Melissa Lott, 20 September 1843, single, 19 (daughter of Cornelius P. Lott). Melissa married by proxy to JS (John Bernhisel); separated from Bernhisel; married Ira Willis.
Nancy M. Winchester, 1842-43, single, 14?. Nancy married by proxy to JS (HCK); divorced HCK; married Amos Arnold.
Fanny Young, 2 November 1843, widow, 56. Fanny never remarried.
There is 8 more possible wives and 8 more women were married posthumous in 1846 and 1847.
BY Brigham Young
HCK Heber C. Kimball
JS Joseph Smith
SOURCE: "In Sacred Loneliness. The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith." by Todd Compton.
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LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 1, p.1
Smith, Joseph, junior, the great Prophet of the nineteenth century,and the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,was born Dec. 23, 1805, in Sharon, Windsor county, Vermont. He was thefourth child of Joseph Smith and Lucy Mack. When about seven years old, he came near losing his leg through a fever sore, but by opening the leg, and extracting several pieces of affected bone, amputation was avoided. In this excruciating operation he exhibited that courage which, united with tender feeling, always marks the character of the great and good. When ten years of age he removed with his parents to Palmyra, New York, where he lived about eleven years, the latter part of the time in Manchester township. At the age of fourteen, when passing one evening through the door-yard of his father's dwelling, he was shot at; but the balls missed him and lodged in the head and neck of a cow. No trace of the person who attempted the murder was ever found, and no reason could be assigned for the attempt. His father was a farmer. Owing to the adversities of his parents, and the difficulty in giving children an education in newly-settled districts, Joseph's advantages for learning were few indeed, but his mind was active in observing and reflecting. On the subject of religion his ideas early began to develop themselves. The aspect of the religious societies around him, however, did not commend either of them to his judgment sufficiently to induce him to become a member. He was somewhat partial to the Methodists, and sometimes attended their meetings. In the midst of this indecision, he had recourse to his Bible, and there read in St. James, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him." He felt the force of the passage; it gave heavenly confidence, and he resolved to test the promise. Accordingly, on the morning of a beautiful clear day, early in the spring of 1820, he retired to the shade of a wood near by, and after kneeling began to offer up the desires of his heart to God. While thus engaged two personages stood before him, clothed with ineffable brightness, and one, pointing to the other, said, "This is my beloved Son, hear him." Joseph then made known the object of his prayer, and he was informed that he must join neither of the sects, for they were all wrong, and their creeds an abomination in the sight of God. Many other things were communicated by the heavenly personages, and on leaving Joseph they again forbade him to join any of the sects. After receiving this vision, he informed one of the Methodist preachers of it, but met only with ridicule and opposition. He experienced the same in all quarters, and he was led to ask, "Why persecute for telling the truth?"; again, "I had actually seen a vision, and who was I that I could withstand God?" Thus things went on until the evening of Sept 21, 1823, when he received a visitation from the angel Moroni, who informed him that God had a work for him to do, and revealed to him who were the aborigines of America, and where was deposited their sacred record (the Book of Mormon). The angel informed him that this record contained the fullness of the everlasting gospel, and that he should be the instrument in bringing it forth, and have power given him to translate it. The vision was twice repeated during the same night. The next day the angel again stood by his side and gave him further instructions. After he had communicated to his father what he had seen, he repaired to the place where the plates which contained the record were deposited, and was permitted to view them, but it was not till Sept. 22, 1827, that the angel delivered them into his hands. In the meantime, in 1825, Joseph had engaged himself with a Mr. Josiah Stoal, who set him to work digging for a silver mine, which it was reported the Spaniards had opened in Harmony, Susquehannah county, Pa., and from this circumstance arose the opprobrious epithet of a "money digger." While thus engaged, Joseph boarded with a Mr. Isaac Hale, whose daughter Emma he married Jan. 18, 1827. After the plates were entrusted to Joseph, he met with the utmost difficulty in preserving them from his excited persecutors, and was finally under the necessity of leaving Manchester, and going with his wife to Susquehannah county, Pa., which place he reached in December, and immediately commenced copying some of the characters from the plates. In April, 1828, he commenced to translate, and Mr. Martin Harris to write for him. Subsequently and chiefly, Oliver Cowdery was his Scribe. May 15, 1829, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery were baptized, and, by John the Baptist, ordained to the Aaronic Priesthood. They were shortly afterward ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood by Peter, James and John. At length, after having passed through many vicissitudes, the translation of the record was completed, and, early in 1830, an edition, under the title of the Book of Mormon, was published. The next great event in Joseph Smith's life was the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 6, 1830, in the house of Mr. Peter Whitmer, at Fayette, Seneca county, New York The mission which he had been called to perform soon began to make great progress, and excite corresponding hatred in the hearts of its opposers. In January, 1831, he removed to Kirtland, Ohio, where a branch of the Church, numbering about one hundred members, had previously been raised up. There, among other things, he was engaged in translating the Holy Scriptures. June 19th, in company with his wife, Sidney Rigdon and others, he set out, in compliance with a commandment of the Lord, for Missouri. After his arrival there, in July, it was revealed to him that Independence, Jackson county, Mo., was the place for the New Jerusalem to be built, and that the spot for the Temple was a lot lying a little west of the court house. On the 3rd of August, the Temple site was dedicated. After spending several days in receiving revelations for the Church, and giving instructions for its guidance, he returned to Kirtland, where he arrived on the 27th. His time was now occupied in traveling and preaching in various places by which numbers of converts were made. He also continued the translation of the Scriptures. In March, 1832, while living in Hiram, a mob gathered about his house, and, having dragged him from it in the dead hour of the night, tarred and feathered him and left him half dead on the bare ground. He left again for Missouri early in April, 1832. Arriving in Jackson county, on the 24th, he met with a welcome "only known to brethren and sisters united as one in the same faith, and by the same baptism, and supported by the same Lord." May 6th, he set out to return to Kirtland, and on the way the horses of the stage, in which he and the other brethren were traveling, took fright. Bishop Newel K. Whitney jumped out, and in doing so caught his foot in the wheel, by which his foot and leg were broken in several places. Joseph jumped out, but cleared himself. This accident detained Joseph with Bishop Whitney at Greenville four weeks, and while there Joseph nearly lost his life by poison mixed with his dinner, either intentionally or otherwise, but it is supposed intentionally. They recommenced their journey the following morning, and arrived in Kirtland some time in June. There, during the following year, he was very active, and, according to revelations, commenced the building of a Temple, the corner stones of which were laid July 23, 1833. Feb. 17, 1834, he organized the first High Council in the Church at Kirtland. A few days later (Feb. 24th) he received a revelation concerning the troubles that the Saints in Missouri were experiencing, by which he was commanded to select the young men in the Eastern branches of the Church to go up to their relief. Accordingly, on the 26th, he started from home to obtain volunteers for this purpose, and on the 5th of May he set out with about one hundred men, with clothing and other necessaries for the Saints, who were suffering in Missouri. After a long and difficult journey as leader of the historical Zion's Camp, he arrived in Missouri. He organized a High Council in Clay county, and otherwise arranged the affairs of the Church in Missouri. While he was there, the High Council, by his direction, addressed an appeal, on behalf of the Church, to the authorities of the State and of the nation, and to all people, for peace, and praying for protection while they sought to obtain, without force, their rights, privileges and immunities. In July, Joseph again returned to Kirtland. Feb. 14, 1835, assisted by the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon, he called and ordained Twelve Apostles, and soon afterwards commenced the organization of the Seventies. Later in that year he obtained some rolls of papyrus, covered with hieroglyphic figures and devices. One of these rolls were found to contain the writings of Abraham, which were translated by Joseph. March 27, 1836, he dedicated the Lord's house in Kirtland. With Oliver Cowdery he was favored to behold a vision of the Lord Jesus Christ; one of Moses, who committed unto them the keys of a dispensation for gathering Israel from all parts of the earth; one of Elias, who committed unto them the gospel of Abraham; and another of Elijah, who committed unto them the keys of a dispensation to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers. Many other persons saw glorious visions on the same occasion. In June, 1837, assisted by his counselors in the First Presidency, Joseph set apart Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde, two of the Twelve, as missionaries to England. This was the first foreign mission appointed by the Church. In the following September, he left Kirtland for Missouri, in company with Sidney Rigdon, to fulfil a mission appointed them by a conference of Elders. The object of the mission was to lay off new Stakes of Zion for the rapidly increasing members of the Church to gather to. On his return, in the following December, he found "apostasy, persecution and confusion" prevailing to an alarming extent. He states that the new year dawned upon the Church in Kirtland in all the bitterness of apostate mobocracy, which continued to rage, so that it was necessary for Elder Rigdon and himself "to flee from its deadly influence, as did the Apostles and Prophets of old. They started from Kirtland about 10 o'clock in the evening of January 12, 1838, on horseback, and reached Norton, Medina county, Ohio, sixty miles distant, by the next morning. Here they tarried until the arrival of their families, and on the 16th continued their journey in wagons to Far West, Mo. Joseph had only resided there about six months before the troubles the Saints had been wading through for several years reached their highest pitch, and he, together with others, was betrayed into the hands of the mob-militia on Wednesday, Oct. 31st. The next day, his brother Hyrum was arrested and brought into camp. A court martial was then held and they were condemned to be shot on Friday morning on the public square in Far West, as an example to the "Mormons," but, owing to the dissension of Gen. Doniphan, the sentence was not put into execution. They and five other brethren were carried off to Independence under a strong guard, from whom they suffered many indignities by the way. From thence they were taken to Richmond, where they arrived Nov. 9th. Gen. Clark, the head of the mob militia, who had the brethren in custody, determined to shoot them three days after their arrival, but by the influence of certain parties he was intimidated, and after searching through a military code of laws and finding that preachers of the gospel, who had never done military duty, could not be subject to court martial, he delivered them over to the civil authorities, to be tried as persons guilty of "treason, murder, arson, larceny and theft." They underwent a mock trial, and were then sent to Liberty in Clay county, where they were put into jail and confined about five months. Poison was given to them several times and even human flesh, during this imprisonment. In the following April, they were removed to Daviess county to have a trial, as it was said, but it was a mere farcethe grand jury who sat upon their case during the day acted at night as their guard, and boasted of the bloody deeds they had committed at Haun's Mill and other places of sad memory, They were, however, indicted for "treason, murder, arson, larceny, theft and stealing," on which they asked for a change of venue to Marion county, but it was refused and one given for Boone, in removing to which place the sheriff, who had them in charge, told them that he had been requested by Judge Birch, of Daviess county, never to carry them to Boone county, and give them permission to escape, which they availed themselves of, and Joseph and Hyrum arrived in Quincy, Ill., a few days afterwards. There they were welcomed by the embraces of their families, and received the congratulations of the Saints and sympathizing friends. May 9th, Joseph and his family left Quincy for Commerce, and on the 9th took up their residence in a small log house on the bank of the Mississippi river. About this time the Saints were making out statements of their losses and sufferings in Missouri, to present to the President of the United States, with a petition to Congress for redress, and on the 29th of October Joseph left Nauvoo for Washington, with Sidney Rigdon and Elias Higbee, the three having been appointed a committee to present the petition. After arriving in Washington they had an interview with President Martin Van Buren, and subsequently with John C. Calhoun. It was at this interview that Mr. Van Buren uttered the well known words"Gentlemen, your cause is just, but I can do nothing for you." Early in February, 1840, seeing that all his efforts were ineffectual to obtain redress for the wrongs the Saints had endured, Joseph left the capital for Nauvoo. The remaining four years of his life may be said to have been chiefly occupied in the building up of that city as a gathering place for the Saints. After remaining silent for nearly two years. Missouri made a demand on Governor Carlin, of Illinois, for Joseph Smith and others. A writ for their apprehension was issued, but the sheriff could not find them. The writ was returned to the sheriff, and the matter dropped at that time. Among the numerous revelations which Joseph received from the Lord, for the guidance of the Church at large, one received Jan. 19, 1841, deserves special mention. In that he was commanded to immediately make a proclamation of the gospel to all kings of the world, to the president and governors elect of the United States, and to all the nations of the earth. In that revelation also were pointed out the duties of various members of the Priesthood. It required a boarding house to be built for the accommodation of strangers who should go up to Nauvoo to contemplate the work of the Lord, called upon the Saints to come from afar with their wealth and means, to help to build a Temple to the Lord, in which, among other ordinances of salvation, might be administered baptism for the dead, etc. In June, 1841, in returning from Quincy to Nauvoo, Joseph was arrested on the writ before referred to, for the purpose of being delivered up to Missouri. A writ of habeas corpus was obtained, and the case was heard at Monmouth, Warren county, before Judge Stephen A. Douglas, of the United States Supreme Court, which resulted in his immediate discharge. The Hon. O. H, Browning, in addressing the court for the defense, eloquently referred to the cruelties of Missouri. He concluded with the following language: "And shall this unfortunate man, whom their fury has seen proper to select for sacrifice, be driven into such a savage land, and none dare to enlist in the cause of justice. If there was no other voice under heaven ever to be heard in this cause, gladly would I stand alone, and proudly spend my last breath in defence of an oppressed American citizen." In the summer of 1842, Joseph Smith succeeded John C. Bennett in the mayoralty of Nauvoo, which office he retained until his death. May 6th, of this year, Lilburn W. Boggs, ex-governor of Missouri, was shot at and wounded at his residence in Independence, Mo. Still as relentless as ever in his purpose to destroy Joseph, he charged him with being accessory before the fact, and applied to Thos. Reynolds, governor of Missouri, to make a demand upon the governor of Illinois for him. Accordingly, a writ was served upon him Aug. 8, 1842. An investigation into the matter was had on a writ of habeas corpus, in January, 1843, at Springfield, before the Hon. Nathaniel Pope, judge of the circuit court of the U. S. for the district of Illinois, which ended in an honorable acquittal, the judge requesting, "that the decision of the court be entered upon the records in such a way, that Mr. Smith be no more troubled about the matter." Missouri, however, still true to her purpose, continued to excite the public mind against Joseph, and made another demand upon Illinois to deliver him up to her for trial on charge of treason, and in June, while he was visiting at Inlet Grove, twelve miles from Dixon, Ill., Joseph H. Reynolds, sheriff of Jackson county, Mo., and Harman T. Wilson, of Carthage, Ill., appeared with a writ from the governor of Illinois, and arrested him. They drove him to Dixon in a wagon and frequently struck him with their pistols on the way, and would have immediately carried him into Missouri to be murdered, but for the interference of the people. With much difficulty a writ of habeas corpus was procured at Dixon, and made returnable before the nearest tribunal, in the 5th Judicial District, authorized to hear and determine upon such writs, which was at Nauvoo. On returning there a writ was sued out and made returnable before the municipal court, and, upon examination, Joseph was discharged from arrest upon the merits of the case, and upon the further ground of substantial defects in the writ issued by the governor of Illinois. Missouri was not yet satisfied, but made a requisition upon Governor Ford, of Illinois, to call out the militia to retake Joseph. To this the governor objected, as the laws of the State had been fully exercised in this matter, and everything had been done which the law warranted. The affair cost Joseph upwards of $3,500. At Dixon he sued out a writ against Reynolds and Wilson, for false imprisonment, and using unnecessary violence in arresting him. May 9, 1844, the case was called up for trial, and a verdict for the plaintiff was recorded, with $40 damages and the cost of the suit. July 12, 1843, the Prophet Joseph received from the Lord the great revelation on marriage, but it was not published to the world until 1852. The growing importance of Nauvoo, the increase of members of the Church in all parts of the Union, and in Great Britain, together with the perplexity caused by false friends and apostates in Nauvoo, made Joseph's duties truly multifarious; but, in the midst of all, his love for the Saints was constant, and his regard for their interest ever wakeful. The presidential chair of the United States at this time was about to be vacated. Among the new candidates were John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay, and to ascertain what would be their rule of action to the Saints as a people, Joseph wrote to each, setting forth how they had been persecuted by Missouri, and had failed to obtain redress, though they had petitioned from the State courts to Congress itself. Very exceptional replies were returned, and Joseph rejoined at some length, severely commenting upon them. The number of votes which the Saints could give was not unknown to the rival partiesWhig and Democrat, and they were courted by both; but the Saints, who could not feel justified in giving them to either, put Joseph Smith forward as a candidate. Feb. 7, 1844, he issued an address to the American people, declaring his views on all the great leading political topics of the times. This, and the correspondence between him and Calhoun and Clay, were published in the "Times and Seasons." Though Joseph was not elected, this course prevented political demagogues from making a target of the Saints, as had been the case at previous elections, and also enabled them to vote for one whom they considered "honorable, fearless, and energetic," and "that would administer justice with an impartial hand, and magnify and dignify the office of chief magistrate." Francis M. Higbee, a member of the Church, had been accused by Joseph Smith, some time in 1842, of seducing several women, and of other evil conduct, and was brought before Presidents Brigham Young and Hyrum Smith, and others, which much enraged him. Similar charges were preferred against the notorious John C. Bennett. They both confessed and asked forgiveness. But their repentance was not sincere, and they secretly determined to ruin Joseph. The thing festered in Higbee's mind until May, 1844, when he sued out a writ, from the circuit court of Hancock county, for the arrest of Joseph, on the plea of defamation of character. The damages were laid at $5,000. Joseph was accordingly arrested, but petitioned the municipal court of Nauvoo, for a writ of habeas corpus, that the whole matter might be thoroughly investigated. An examination took place before that court, and resulted in his discharge; first, from the illegality of the writ, upon which he was arrested, and secondly, from its being fully proven that the suit was instituted through malice, private pique, and corruption, and ought not to be countenanced. This led, in quick succession, to the establishment in Nauvoo of a newspaper called the "Nauvoo Expositor," which had for its object the defamation of the citizens who were not of their party. The foulest libels upon Joseph Smith's private character, and that of other persons, appeared in its columns, and its prospectus actually proposed the repeal of the city charter. The city council, falling back upon their prerogatives, contained in the charter and in the legislative powers of the city council, declared the "Expositor," on account of its filthy contents, a nuisance, and ordered its abatement, which was carried out by the city marshal and the police. Its proprietors then went to Carthage, the county seat, and sued out a writ against the mayor, marshal, and police, for a riot! The constable from Carthage executing the writ was requested by Joseph and his companions to return them anywhere else but Carthage, as that place had become the rendezvous of the most hostile opponents of the Saints, and fatal consequences were apprehended if he and the other defendants were taken thither. The constable, however, refused, upon which the municipal court sued out a writ of habeas corpus, which the charter empowered them to do, and an investigation was had before the court. It resulted in the dismissal of the prisoners, and no riot had been committed, they having only acted in the discharge of a duty imposed upon them by the city council. The mobbers refused to recognize the writ of habeas corpus, and the decision of the municipal court, and sent runners through Hancock and the surrounding counties, to ignite the already inflammable materials which everywhere abounded in the shape of virulent opposers of the truth, and haters of Joseph Smith and Nauvoo. By this means a mob was raised to again arrest Joseph, or lay the city in ashes, and literally exterminate its inhabitants. Volunteers were actually invited from Missouri to join in the unlawful proceeding. In this emergency, the Nauvoo Legion, numbering between 3,000 and 4,000 men, was placed under arms to defend the city against the mob, until the governor should do something in his official capacity. These prompt measures induced the mob to remain in Carthage and Warsaw, and this was the position of the parties when the governor appeared in that town. Instead of the mob being dispersed and the ringleaders arrested, it was actually mustered into regular service, the governor placing himself at its head. His first act was to disband the Legion, whose men were standing in defense of their own lives, those of their wives, children, and of the citizens generally. He then requested the mayor, marshal and policemen who had been before arrested and discharged, as related, to repair to Carthage and appear before a magistrate to answer the charges preferred against them in the writ; thus, in his capacity of governor and the representative of justice, trampling upon the rights of a chartered city, habeas corpus and all. The prisoners were taken to Carthage, June 24, 1844, the public arms were demanded from the Legion, and the city was left defenseless within half a day's journey of an infuriated mob. The prisoners arrived at Carthage late at night, and, on the morning of the 25th, were apprehended on a charge of treason, founded on the affidavits of Henry O. Norton and Augustine Spencer. In the afternoon the prisoners appeared before Robert F. Smith, J. P., to answer to the charge of riot, but by the advice of counsel, and to prevent further excitement, they voluntarily entered into recognizances in the sum of $500 each for their appearance at the next term of the circuit court for the county. Joseph and Hyrum had not been at liberty above half an hour before they were waited upon by Constable Bettesworth, who had arrested them in the morning upon the charge of treason. He insisted upon their going to jail with him, but their counsel, Messrs. Woods and Reid, objected to it, as they were entitled to an examination before they could be sent to jail. The constable holding a mittimus from Justice Smith, they were conveyed to jail, "there to remain until discharged in due course of law." The next day the said justice commanded the constable to bring them before him for examination, The jailor refused to give them up. The justice then sent a body of "Carthage Greys," of which he was captain, and they, by intimidation and threats, procured Joseph and Hyrum, and brought them before him. The counsel for the prisoners expressed a wish for subpoenas for witnesses from Nauvoo, which were granted, and the examination was postponed until 12 o'clock on the 27th. In the course of the day the return of the subpoenas was altered to the 29th, but on June 27, 1844, between 5 and 6 o'clock, the mob rushed upon the jail, overpowered the guard, and shot Joseph and Hyrum dead. Elder John, Taylor was wounded with four bullets, and a fifth struck his watch which saved his life. The fingers pointed to 5 h., 16 m., 26 sec., leaving on record the exact time when the tragedy occurred. On the first day of their imprisonment, Joseph and Hyrum were visited by Governor Ford, who, after a lengthy conversation upon the leading causes which had given rise to the difficulties, promised them protection, and pledged his word and the faith and honor of the State, that they should be protected. He had made this pledge on a previous occasion. The governor also stated that he intended to march into Nauvoo at the head of the force which had assembled, to gratify them, and that the prisoners would accompany him, and afterwards return to attend the trial before the magistrate, which had been postponed to the 29th. This intention was not, however, fully carried into effect. The troops were disbanded except two companiesone from McDonnough county, and the other the Carthage Greys. At the head of the first the governor marched to Nauvoo, but without the prisoners; they were left in prison with the Carthage Greys to protect themthe same men who had just previously mutinied, and came near shedding their blood in the governor's presence. After his arrival at Nauvoo, the governor called the citizens together, and addressed them for about twenty minutes in a most insulting manner, and while the outraged citizens of Nauvoo were listening to this harangue, the prophet and his brother were being murdered in jail.
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On leaving Nauvoo for Carthage, Joseph expressed himself thus, "I am going like a lamb to the slaughter; but I am calm as a summer's morning. I have a conscience void of offence towards God, and towards all men. I shall die innocent, and it shall yet be said of me. 'He was murdered in cold blood.'" His whole life was one of extraordinary activity. In about seventeen years he brought forth and translated the Book of Mormon; received numerous revelations, from which the Book of Doctrine and Covenants is mainly compiled; caused his mission to be proclaimed in the four quarters of the globe, and saw, according to many authorities, more than 50,000 persons receive it; founded and built up a city, to which people gathered; and built one Temple at Kirtland, and partially another at Nauvoo. From first to last he was involved in about fifty lawsuits, arising out of the persecutions of his enemies, but came out of the legal furnace "without the smell of fire, or a thread of his garment scorched." For a period in 1842, he edited the "Times and Seasons," and at his death was mayor of Nauvoo; lieutenant-general of the Nauvoo Legion (a portion of the State militia), one of the regents of the Nauvoo University, and a member of the Nauvoo Agricultural and Manufacturing Association. He had four sons, Joseph, Frederick G. W., Alexander, and Don Carlos, and a fifth, David H., was born about five months after his assassination. He was tenderly attached to his family, and in private life was always cheerful and agreeable. In public capacity he was courteous and affable. He was not suspicious, and believed that all men were honest, which drew around him several hypocrites and designing wicked men, who caused him much sorrow, and were the source of his chief persecutions. He was truly inspired of God, and commensurate with his holy calling, so that "without learning, without means, and without experience, he met a learned world, a rich century, a hard hearted, wicked and adulterous generation, with truth that could not be disproved." The following pen picture of the Prophet Joseph is drawn by Parley P. Pratt: "Joseph Smith was in person tall and well built, strong and active; of a light complexion, light hair, blue eyes, very little beard, and of an expression peculiar to himself, on which the eye naturally rested with interest, and was never weary of beholding. His countenance was ever mild, affable, beaming with intelligence and benevolence; mingled with a look of interest and an unconscious smile or cheerfulness, and entirely free from all restraint or affectation of gravity; and there was something connected with the serene and steady penetrating glance of his eye, as if he would penetrate the deepest abyss of the human heart, gaze into eternity, penetrate the heavens, and comprehend all worlds. He possessed a noble boldness and independence of character; his manner was easy and familiar; his rebuke terrible as the lion; his benevolence unbounded as the ocean; his intelligence universal, and his language abounding in original eloquence peculiar to himselfnot polishednot studiednot smoothed and softened by education and refined by art; but flowing forth in its own native simplicity, and profusely abounding in variety of subject and manner. He interested and edified, while, at the same time, he amused and entertained his audience; and none listened to him that were ever weary with his discourse. I have even known him to retain a congregation of willing and anxious listeners for many hours together, in the midst of cold or sunshine, rain or wind, while they were laughing at one moment and weeping the next. Even his most bitter enemies were generally overcome, if he could once get their ears. I have known him when chained and surrounded with armed murderers and assassins who were heaping upon him every possible insult and abuse, rise Up in the majesty of a son of God and rebuke them in the name of Jesus Christ, till they quailed before him, dropped their weapons and on their knees begged his pardon, and ceased their abuse. In short, in him the characters of a Daniel and a Cyrus were wonderfully blended. The gifts, wisdom and devotion of a Daniel were united with the boldness, courage, temperance, perseverance and generosity of a Cyrus. And had he been spared a martyr's fate till mature manhood and age, he was certainly endued with powers and ability to have revolutionized the world in many respects, and to have transmitted to posterity a name associated with more brilliant and glorious acts than has yet fallen to the lot of mortals. As it is, his work will live to endless ages, and unnumbered millions yet unborn will mention his name with honor." (See History of Joseph Smith as published in "Mill. Star," Vols. 14 to 25; "Historical Record," Vol. 7; Life of Joseph Smith by Geo. Q. Cannon; Life of Joseph Smith by Edward W. Tullidge, and Church publications generally.)
Joseph was a member of the Nauvoo 4th ward.
Joseph was the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as an instrument in the hands of the Lord brought forth the Book of Mormon. He filled several missions, suffered much persecution and imprisonment and finally fell as a martyr for the truth. He made several missionary trips to Colesville, New York where the branch of the Church was organized. He was called by revelation on a special mission to Missouri, traveled through Ohio, visited Louisville, Kentucky, and traveled on foot from St. Louis to Independence, Missouri, dedicated the land of Zion (Jackson county, Missouri) and returned to Kirtland, Ohio. He traveled from Ohio to Missouri and spent a short time with the Saints in Jackson County, Missouri, assisting in organizing the Saints in that land more perfectly. This was the Prophet's second visit to Missouri. He filled a short but successful mission to Canada, together with Sidney Rigdon and Freeman Nickerson. He visited a number of the branches of the Church in New York with Parley P. Pratt as a companion, preaching the Gospel and getting volunteers for Zion's Camp. He took a short mission to Michigan, where he preached a number of times. He made a quick missionary journey to Missouri for the purpose of establishing new gathering places for the Saints. He preached in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri, attending important meetings in Clay County, Missouri. He performed a short mission to Canada where he baptized, preached, blessed the Saints and strengthening the different branches of the Church. He made a missionary journey to the Eastern States, preaching considerably in Massachusetts; he also visited the city of New York. He filled a special mission to D. C., to lay the grievances of the Saints who had been expelled from Missouri, before the Federal Government, and while waiting for action on the part of Congress he preached in Washington, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Parents: Joseph SMITH Sr. and Lucy MACK.
Spouse: Emma HALE. Joseph SMITH Jr. and Emma HALE were married on 18 JUN 1827 in South Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York. Children were: Alvin (Alva) SMITH, Louisa SMITH (twin), Thaddeus SMITH (twin), Joseph SMITH III, Frederick Granger Williams SMITH, Alexander Hale SMITH, Don Carlos SMITH, Infant SMITH, David Hyrum SMITH, Joseph Smith MURDOCK (twin), Julia MURDOCK (twin).
Joseph SMITH III was born on 6 NOV 1832 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. He died on 10 DEC 1914.
SMITH, Joseph III
Birth: November 1832, Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio
Son of Joseph Smith, Jr., and Emma Hale
Married: Emmeline Griswold, 22 October 1856
Bertha Madison, 12 November 1869
Ada Rachel Clark, 12 January 1898
Death: December 1914, Independence, Jackson, Missouri
Joseph Smith III endured much persecution during his early life, being forced to flee with his family from Ohio to Missouri, and finally to Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, where he attended the Nauvoo Fourth Ward. Joseph was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in November 1843 in Nauvoo by his father, Joseph Smith, Jr. He was confirmed by Almon W. Babbitt. After his father was martyred, the twelve-year-old remained in Nauvoo with his mother rather than fleeing to the West.
At the 6 April 1860 General Conference of the Church, Joseph spoke to the membership declaring:
Should you take me as a leader, I propose that all should be dealt by in mercy, open as to Gentile or Jew, but I ask not to be received except as by the ordinances of the church . . . . In conclusion, I will come to you if you will receive me, give my ability, and the influence my name might bring, together with what little power I possess, and I trust by your prayers and faith to be sustained. I pledge myself to promulgate no doctrine that shall not be approved by you or the code of good morals.
After Joseph concluded his remarks, Zenos Gurley arose and said, "Brother Joseph, I present this church to you in the name of Jesus Christ." He was ordained president of the High Priesthood on 6 April 1860 at Plano, Kendall, Illinois, by Wm. Marks and Zenos H. Gurley. He served in the position until his death, a term of over 50 years. He was unanimously elected President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 6 October 1860 at the Semi-Annual Conference of the Church near Sandwich, DeKalb, Illinois.
In 1865 he moved from Nauvoo to Plano, Kendall, Illinois, where he edited the Saints' Herald. He moved to Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, in 1881, and to Independence, Jackson, Missouri, in 1903 (1906). He attended the Plano, Illinois Branch; the Lamoni, Iowa Branch; and the Independence, Missouri Branch.
Source: RLDS Deceased Files
Early Reorganization Minutes, 1852-1871, Book A,
pp. 60, 77, 120, 287, 358, 453, 561
The History of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, pp. 44, 209, 239-40, 247, 250-51, 253-81, 290-95, 297-98, 302, 306-07, 309, 315-16, 318, 325-26, 332-33, 336-38, 341-42, 374, 382-83, 406-10, 412-13, 417-19, 422, 430, 434-35, 445-46, 448, 452, 465-66, 468-69, 482, 484, 492, 495, 497, 504-06, 508-09, 511-13, 515, 519, 523-26, 528-30, 542, 545, 548, 561-65, 578-82, 584-86, 591, 596-98, 602-09, 612-14, 621-22, 629, 631, 646-86, 689-93, 696, 699, 702, 704-07, 709, 713, 719
Black, Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints: 1830-1848, 40:33
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Parents: Joseph SMITH Jr. and Emma HALE.
Joseph F. SMITH IV was born on 13 NOV 1838. Parents: Hyrum SMITH and Mary FIELDING.
Josephine D. SMITH was born on 10 MAR 1841. Parents: Don Carlos SMITH and Agnes COOLBRITH.
Josiah SMITH was born on 28 MAR 1687 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: John SMITH and Rebecca POORE.
Julia SMITH was born about 1844.
Spouse: Eri C. WHEELER. Eri C. WHEELER and Julia SMITH were married in 1868.
Julia P. SMITH was born on 6 MAR 1815. Parents: Asael SMITH II and Elizabeth (Betsy) SHELLENGER.
Karen Elizabeth SMITH was born on 4 APR 1951. Parents: Harold H. SMITH and Thelma Anna COLBY.
Katherine SMITH was born on 24 NOV 1758 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 8 MAR 1838 at Henniker, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. She has Ancestral File Number 1TC4-D6Q. Parents: James SMITH and Elizabeth STUART.
Spouse: Lieut. Levi COLBY. Lieut. Levi COLBY and Katherine SMITH were married on 18 MAR 1779 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: "Genealogical Abstract of Books 1 and 2 of the First Church Records of Hopkinton, NH'" Taken from the Records fo the congregational church, by Franklin C. Thompson. 1948 found at the NH Historical Society Library # 929.3778b H797t.) Children were: Moses COLBY, Levi COLBY, Sarah COLBY, James COLBY, Deacon Silas COLBY, Betsey COLBY, Martha COLBY, Catherine COLBY.
Katherine SMITH was born on 28 JUL 1813 in Lebanon, Grafton County, New Hampshire. She died on 1 FEB 1900. Parents: Joseph SMITH Sr. and Lucy MACK.
Spouse: William Jenkins SALISBURY. William Jenkins SALISBURY and Katherine SMITH were married on 8 JAN 1831 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. Children were: Elizabeth SALISBURY, Lucy SALISBURY, Solomon J. SALISBURY, Alvin SALISBURY, Don Carlos SALISBURY, Emma C. SALISBURY.
Spouse: Joseph YOUNGER. Joseph YOUNGER and Katherine SMITH were married on 3 MAR 1857 in Fountain Green, Hancock County, Illinois.
Kathryn SMITH was born on 27 JAN 1905 in Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois. She died on 10 MAR 1906 at Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Weldon Charles SMITH and Allie Mary COLBY.
Kenneth Arthur SMITH was born on 22 JUL 1909 in Clifton, Iroquois County, Illinois. (BOOK SOURCE: "The Colby Family in Early America" by Frederick Lewis Weis, Caledonia, The Colonial Press, pub 1970.) Parents: Weldon Charles SMITH and Allie Mary COLBY.
Kenneth Paul Adrain SMITH was born on 2 JAN 1904 in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado. He died on 21 MAR 1949 at Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah.
Spouse: Reha Bessie BEARDALL. Kenneth Paul Adrain SMITH and Reha Bessie BEARDALL were married on 29 MAY 1930 in Heber City, Wasatch County, Utah.
Laura SMITH was born in Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York. SOURCE: "History of Joseph Smith By His Mother", Edited by Scot Facer Proctor & Maurine Jensen Proctor, 1996 Bookcraft, Salt Lake City, Utah. ISBN I-57008-267-7
Parents: Samuel SMITH IV and Francis WILCOX.
Lemuel Hawley SMITH was born on 30 JUL 1823 in Johnson, Lamoille County, Vermont. He appeared in the census in 1860 in Madison, Buchanan County, Iowa. He appeared in the census in 1870 in Madison, Buchanan County, Iowa. He died on 10 SEP 1901 at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth COLBY. Lemuel Hawley SMITH and Mary Elizabeth COLBY were married on 17 JAN 1844 in McHenry County, Illinois. Children were: Montrevill SMITH, Nellie SMITH, Olive Isabelle SMITH, Herbert SMITH, Caroline SMITH, Albert SMITH, Mary SMITH.
Levira A. C. SMITH was born on 29 APR 1842. Parents: Samuel Harrison SMITH V and Levira CLARK.
Lewis William SMITH was born in 1902. He died on 16 SEP 1931.
Spouse: Grace Elizabeth COLBY. Lewis William SMITH and Grace Elizabeth COLBY were married on 8 FEB 1921 in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Linda Ann SMITH was born on 13 JUN 1942 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.
Spouse: Guy Irving COLBY IV. Guy Irving COLBY IV and Linda Ann SMITH were married on 22 JUL 1961 in Poteau, LeFlore County, Oklahoma. Children were: Guy Irving COLBY V, Melinda Kay COLBY, Marion Dell COLBY, Christopher Michael COLBY, Aaron Faulder COLBY, Patience Elizabeth COLBY, Katharine Ann COLBY, Nathanael David COLBY, Jared Benjamin COLBY, Cedric Arthur COLBY, Beren Alexander COLBY.
Linda Dian SMITH.
Lizzie SMITH was born date unknown. Parents: James SMITH and Elizabeth NOYES.
Louisa SMITH (twin) was born on 30 APR 1831 in Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. She died on 30 APR 1831 at Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio. Parents: Joseph SMITH Jr. and Emma HALE.
Lovey Ann SMITH was born on 15 DEC 1836 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 7 MAY 1873 at Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts. Parents: Jonathan SMITH and Lovey E. BRICKETT.
Spouse: Rufus H. ALLEY. Rufus H. ALLEY and Lovey Ann SMITH were married on 8 JAN 1856 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Lovias C. SMITH was born on 28 AUG 1843. Parents: Samuel Harrison SMITH V and Levira CLARK.
Lovina SMITH was born on 16 SEP 1827. She died on 8 OCT 1876. Parents: Hyrum SMITH and Jerusha BARDEN.
Lucilla A SMITH was born on 9 MAR 1832 in Grantham, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1001041; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She appeared in the census in 1850 in Grantham, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census on 7 JUN 1860 in Cornish, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She died on 2 MAR 1863. Parents: Cyrus SMITH and Hannah ABBOTT.
Spouse: Lucius Harmon DOW. Lucius Harmon DOW and Lucilla A SMITH were married on 29 MAR 1851 in Meriden, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. Children were: Abbie Frances DOW, William Deming DOW, Fred Henry DOW, Mary Ella DOW, Martha Lucretia DOW.
Lucinda SMITH was born on 6 MAR 1795 in Grantham, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1001041; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) Parents: James SMITH and Mary COLBY.
Lucinda (Main) SMITH was born on 12 APR 1819 in New York. (Daughter of Charles Main and Parmelia.) She appeared in the census on 1 JUN 1900 in Alton, Waseca County, Minnesota. (8 children, 5 living.) She died on 12 JAN 1908 at Alton, Waseca County, Minnesota. She was buried in the Alma City Cemetery at Waseca County, Minnesota
Spouse: Timothy COLBY. Timothy COLBY and Lucinda (Main) SMITH were married on 4 MAY 1886 in Waseca County, Minnesota.
Lucinda H. SMITH was born in 1843 in New York. She appeared in the census on 26 JUN 1880 in Shelton, Buffalo County, Nebraska.
Lucy SMITH was born on 18 JUL 1821 in Manchester, Ontario County, New York. She died on 9 DEC 1882. Parents: Joseph SMITH Sr. and Lucy MACK.
Lucy Ann SMITH was born on 31 OCT 1834 in Grantham, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (SOURCE: FHL Film: 1001041; Index to births, early to 1900 New Hampshire. Registrar of Vital Statistics.) She appeared in the census in 1850 in Grantham, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1870 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Cyrus SMITH and Hannah ABBOTT.
Lucy B. SMITH was born in JAN 1841. Parents: Samuel Harrison SMITH V and Mary BAILY.
Lucy J. C. SMITH was born on 20 AUG 1844. Parents: Samuel Harrison SMITH V and Levira CLARK.
Lydia SMITH was born on 12 JAN 1809 in Newry, Oxford County, Maine. She was baptized in 1834. She died on 23 OCT 1838 at Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri. She has Ancestral File Number 1K76-BG. Places of Residence:
Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio. 1836 - 1838.
Lydia was a member of the Nauvoo 2nd Ward.
Spouse: Dominicus CARTER. Dominicus CARTER and Lydia SMITH were married on 11 MAY 1828. Children were: Arlytia Long CARTER, Lucinda McKenney CARTER, Barrett CARTER, Sidney Rigdon CARTER, Sarah Emily CARTER, Lydia Ann CARTER.
Margaret SMITH was born on 30 JAN 1900. She died on 19 MAR 1937 at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.
Name: Margaret Smith Colby
Burial Date: 20 Mar 1937
Burial Place: Atlant, Ga
Death Date: 19 Mar 1937
Death Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee
Birth Date: 30 Jan 1900
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Fred W. Colby
Father's Name: Edward L. Smith
Father's Birthplace: Ny City, Ny
Mother's Name: Charlotte King
Mother's Birthplace: Ga
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B06448-1
System Origin: Tennessee-EASy
Source Film Number: 1876848
Reference Number: cn 5488
Collection: Tennessee Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955
Spouse: Frederick Wilkens COLBY. Frederick Wilkens COLBY and Margaret SMITH were married about 1920.
Margt SMITH was christened/baptized on 9 APR 1620 in Flitton w/Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England. She died at England. Parents: William (Wm.) SMITH and Joan BETTS.
Maria SMITH was born on 18 DEC 1677 in Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts. She died on 17 JAN 1737/38 at Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. Parents: Robert SMITH and Mary FRENCH.
Spouse: Peter SHUMWAY. Peter SHUMWAY and Maria SMITH were married on 11 FEB 1700/1 in Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts.
Marion F. SMITH was born in 1915 in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine. She appeared in the census on 16 JAN 1920 in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine. (living at home with mother.) Parents: Henry J. SMITH and Ola Fannie COLBY.
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