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Joseph  SMITH, Jr.

Joseph SMITH, Jr.

Male 1805 - 1844  (38 years)

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  • Name Joseph SMITH, Jr.  [1
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 23 Dec 1805  Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1844  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Smith Faily Cemetery
    Died 27 Jun 1844  Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • ? PROPERTY:
      Nauvoo, Block 155, Lot 1&2
      Nauvoo, Block 156
      Nauvoo, Block 147, Lot 3
      Nauvoo, Block 141, Lot 2
      Nauvoo, Block 90, Lot 1
      T6 R8, Section 8 Ne, 139 Acres

      NAUVOO RECORDS:
      Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 40, pp25-29
      Nauvoo Legion
      Kirtland Member p 64
      Land Document, from Hancock County Marriage Register, dated 2 Feb 1841, 1p
      Nauvoo Death Records

      HISTORY:
      Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah p1279
      Family of Joseph SMITH
      Latter-day Saint Millenial Star pp 353-355
      Estate of Joseph Smith
      Article by Willard Richards
      The Prophet Joseph Smith Daquerreotype
      Times and Seasons

      ZION'S_CAMP: Member of Zion's Camp (Backman, "A Profile of Kirtland Saints..." Appendix E, p. 93)

      "History of Joseph Smith by HIs Mother" book in the Land and Records library

      1. [S185] Book - Profile of Latter-day Saints of Kirtland, Ohio and Members of Zion's Camp, 1830-1839; vital stats and sources, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1982), Member p 64

      2. [S1141] Book - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, Smith, Lucy Mack, (Bookcraft, Salt Lake City, Preston Nibley, Editor 1901), " book in the Land and Records library

      3. [S34] Book - History of the Nauvoo Legion in Illinois, Sweeney, John, Jr., (MA Thesis, Brigham Young University)

      4. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 40, pp25-29

      5. [S1869] LDS - Millenial Star, (Early LDS Periodical published in England), pp 353-355

      6. [S145] LDS - Nauvoo Death Records

      7. [S19] Book - Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 2 vols, Esshom, Frank, (Salt Lake City: 1913), p1279

      8. [S544] LDS - Times and Seasons, 6 vols., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Early LDS Periodical published in Nauvoo, Illinois, 1839-1846)

      9. [S1870] Downloaded from http://earlylds.com, version 2007-02-08, snowdr@gmail.com

      10. [S491] Book - Sacred Places Ohio and Illinois, Berrett, LaMar C., Editor, (Deseret Book Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002), p. 9

      11. [S773] Book - Old Mormon Nauvoo 1839-1846, Holzapfel, Richard N. and T. Jeffery Cottle, (Grandin Book Company, Provo, Utah, 1990), p. 162

      12. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    Person ID I1888  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2008 

    Father Joseph SMITH, Sr. 
    Mother Lucy MACK,   b. 6 Jul 1776, Gilsum, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1855, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1796  Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 8DA4AB6AF26049CE94FD685F10EFA8F7A5E2 
    Family ID F4384  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Martha McBRIDE,   b. 17 Mar 1805, Chester, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1901, Hooper, Weber County, Utah USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 1842  [1
    _UID 7ADE1458406B442BAD050D1506E874596D49 
    Notes 
    • NAUVOO RECORDS:
Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, p 32
Members, LDS, 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 29, pp 11, 925-926
Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, by Black and Black, Vol # 4, pp 2121-2123
1842 Nauvoo LDS Census, Nauvoo 4th Ward, p 78

HISTORY/HISTORIES:
Biography
Obituary
Letter from Martha to her mother telling of Vinson's death
Postscript
Widow of Prophet Joseph Smith Dead
Martha McBride Knight, A Father's Blessing
Martha McBride Knight, Wife of Vinson Knight - History
Letter from Martha to her mother telling of Vinson's death
"Autobiography of Martha McBRIDE,"
Picture of Martha McBride Knight

COMMENT:
1. Since Martha's husband, Vinson, died in 1842, the records show the property being sold in 1846 by Martha Knight.
2. 26 January 1846 Martha was sealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith for eternity.
3. 26 January 1846 Martha was sealed to Heber Chase Kimball for time.
4. In 1920, descendents of Vinson Knight petitioned President Joseph F. Smith to restore Vinson's family to him. This was done and the families sealing to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. was nullified.

Name transcribed from Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848. Taken from a variety of historical sources. They are not complete, and because of the difficulty reading handwriting, may not be entirely accurate. Most of the lists seem to be from the winter of 1846 - 47, but some are from later. In addition, people often moved to better housing, thus changing wards. Sources for these lists are: bishop's reports, high council meeting minutes, tithing records, and 'census' reports of widow, soldier's wives and other unassigned members of wards. The original records are available at the Historical Department, Archives Division, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City Utah.

Note: Stated in record above; "2 in the family, widow"

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      1. [S49] LDS - 1842 Nauvoo LDS Census, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, , Nauvoo 4th Ward, p 78.

      2. [S4] Book - Annotated Record of Baptisms for the Dead, Nauvoo, 7 vols., Black, Susan Easton, (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602), , Nauvoo, by Black and Black, Vol # 4, pp 2121-2123.

      3. [S6] LDS - Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:1830-1848, 50 vols., Black, Susan Easton, Compiler, (LDS Church, Salt Lake City, 1990), 1830-1848, by Susan Easton Black, Vol 29, pp 11, 925-926.

      4. [S7] LDS - Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (1845-1846), , p 32.

      5. [S101] Database - Writings of Early Latter-day Saints and their Contemporaries, Backman, Milton V., Jr., Compiler, Biography.
typescript, Brigham Young University

      6. [S12] Internet Link - BYU Winter Quarters Project - http://winterquarters.byu.edu.

      7. [S13] Internet Link - Pioneer Research Group Project - http://www.pioneerresearchgroup.org.

      8. [S17265] Downloaded from http://earlylds.com, version 2007-02-08, snowdr@gmail.com.

      9. [S39] LDS - Winter Quarters Wards Membership Lists 1846 - 1848, Historical Department Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

      10. [S2] Internet Link - International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Family ID F1426  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lucy WALKER,   b. 30 Apr 1826, Peacham, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1842  [1
    _UID F8C36659A2AE43108CFA292FF934E42935CE 
    Family ID F4376  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Helen Mar KIMBALL,   b. 22 Aug 1828, Mendon, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married May 1843  [1
    _UID E2F103452670472CAEC1C598AE574568A2D0 
    Family ID F3426  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Emma HALE,   b. 10 Jul 1804, Harmony, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1879, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1827  Bainbridge, Chenango County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID A228C93F58BA49059ACBEFC051C5064AAC6E 
    Children 
     1. Alvin SMITH,   b. 15 Jun 1828, Manchester, Ontario County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1828, Manchester, Ontario County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Thadeus SMITH,   b. 30 Apr 1831, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1831, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Louisa SMITH,   b. 30 Apr 1831, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1831, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Joseph Murdock SMITH,   b. 1 May 1831, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1832, Hiram, Portage County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Julia Murdock SMITH,   b. 1 May 1831, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1880, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     6. Joseph SMITH, III,   b. 6 Nov 1832, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1914, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Frederick Granger William SMITH,   b. 20 Jun 1836, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1862, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     8. Alexander Hale SMITH,   b. 2 Jun 1838, Far West, Caldwell County,Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1909, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Don Carlos SMITH,   b. 13 Jun 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1841, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     10. Infant SMITH,   b. 26 Dec 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. David Hyrum SMITH,   b. 18 Nov 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1904, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet

    Family 5 Fannie ALGER,   b. 30 Sep 1816, Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USAa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1835  [1
    _UID A177701495524BB3B35E97E0CBDA2129F821 
    Family ID F4862  Group Sheet

    Family 6 Louisa BEMAN,   b. 7 Feb 1815, Livonia, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1841  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 0C870885116A44F5BBD787EB1882DD2F7EC2 
    Family ID F4864  Group Sheet

    Family 7 Zina Diantha HUNTINGTON,   b. 31 Jan 1821, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1901, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1841  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 881E4438DE884B339184EDCE2C72482EEA47 
    Family ID F4865  Group Sheet

    Family 8 Sylvia Porter SESSIONS,   b. 31 Jul 1818, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1882, Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1841  [1
    _UID 221A3F8535F7408EA0765B4EDAC12CB13106 
    Family ID F4866  Group Sheet

    Family 9 Presendia HUNTINGTON,   b. 7 Sep 1819, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1891, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1841  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID EA46F51BAE6F4B2EBE816522A1B449ADE756 
    Family ID F4867  Group Sheet

    Family 10 Elvira Annie COWLES,   b. 23 Nov 1813, Unadilla, Ostego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1871, Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1842  [1
    _UID 42FAFA33FC0041798A6C98407D2961998D82 
    Family ID F4868  Group Sheet

    Family 11 Mary Elizabeth ROLLINS,   b. 9 Apr 1818, Lima, Livingston County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1913, Minersville, Beaver County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married Feb 1842  [1
    _UID E7C46709D8184FE5AD185BFE02D3F30C31E9 
    Family ID F4869  Group Sheet

    Family 12 Eliza Roxey SNOW,   b. 21 Jan 1804, Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1887, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1842  [1
    _UID 2F9E5456CF384D73BAEC53280908FC40ACC3 
    Family ID F4870  Group Sheet

    Family 13 Sarah Ann WHITNEY,   b. 22 Mar 1825, Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1846, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 27 Jul 1842  [1
    _UID 4338C869272849F09A26C9DE58C538807018 
    Family ID F4871  Group Sheet

    Family 14 Flora A. WOODWORTH 
    Married 1843  [1
    _UID 74023B7E438B48E5BA3A8EB93DB03474FA2F 
    Family ID F4872  Group Sheet

    Family 15 Melissa LOTT,   b. 9 Jan 1824, Tunkhannock,Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1898  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1843  [1
    _UID CFAAEA82E496473CA93750F32715C9BCC6E1 
    Family ID F4873  Group Sheet

    Family 16 Emily Dow PARTRIDGE,   b. 28 Feb 1824, Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1899, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1843  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 83CF8168F502488EAF784978ABEE3B4E120F 
    Family ID F4874  Group Sheet

    Family 17 Olive Grey FROST,   b. 24 Jul 1816, Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1845, Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1843  [1
    _UID 69C836E27D534ADDAF1255A3E18A52651B1A 
    Family ID F4875  Group Sheet

    Family 18 Helen Mar KIMBALL,   b. 22 Aug 1828, Mendon, Monroe County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married May 1843  [1
    _UID C59BE02218464CB1A0E3B7FFA509DC39B9CC 
    Family ID F4876  Group Sheet

    Family 19 Fanny YOUNG,   b. 8 Nov 1787, Hopkinton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1859  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1843  [1
    _UID D92161939C464D9485E344180DB07F30E1AB 
    Family ID F4877  Group Sheet

    Family 20 Sarah Marietta KINGSLEY,   b. 20 Oct 1788, Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1856, Plymouth, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1842  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 0AE51248A7E74C7186E57E06223D215E61C5 
    Family ID F4878  Group Sheet

    Family 21 Elizabeth DAVIS,   b. 11 Mar 1791, Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1876, White Cloud, Doniphan County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 03C843C3E3F54514BF750949DFFBF0BE10E3 
    Family ID F4879  Group Sheet

    Family 22 Mary Ann FROST,   b. 14 Jan 1809, Bethel, Oxford County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1891, Pleasant Grove, Utah County, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1846  Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 7A3117A4D6DA42FAA0C63BD3D7CA694D1D9D 
    Family ID F4880  Group Sheet

    Family 23 Sarah Ann FULLER,   b. 24 Oct 1815, Providence, Saratoga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1897  (Age 81 years) 
    _UID 587C02BBF10744D2A598B773CD378F8C255E 
    Family ID F4881  Group Sheet

    Family 24 Sarah SCOTT,   b. 25 Oct 1816, Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1878, Lyons, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    _UID D97BE75334C84426A4255B75CA2C74746B3A 
    Family ID F4882  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Photograph of a Daguerreotype believed to be taken of Joseph Smith circa 1843.
    Photograph of a Daguerreotype believed to be taken of Joseph Smith circa 1843.
    This photo is believed to have been taken of a small Daguerrotype of Joseph Smith by his son, and subsequently transmitted to the Library of Congress in about 1879. Minor restoration has taken place, but most experts are of the opinion that the photograph are authentic.

    TheDaguerreotype process was developed in 1821, and first made use of by the United States government in about 1926. Commercial public use of this process began about 1829.
    Carthage Jail
Note 2nd story window and well
    Carthage Jail Note 2nd story window and well
    Joseph Smith was imprisoned in the Carthage Jail with three other prominent Mormons. A group attacked them, at which time Joseph was shot trying to escape through the second story window. He fell to the ground, still alive, and was dragged to the well and propped up, only to be shot again.
    Carthage Jail upper bedroom.  An LDS missionary is showing Linda Snowden through this historical building.
    Carthage Jail upper bedroom. An LDS missionary is showing Linda Snowden through this historical building.
    Joseph was imprisoned, but allowed to stay with his party in the jailer's bedroom and use the kitchen. A large cell is also on the second floor; but for Joseph's safety he was not locked inside. Unfortunately, the mob succeeded in taking over the jail--the jailers wife and daughter being the only ones there at the time--with such action taking Joseph's life.
    Joseph and Emma's first home in Nauvoo, Illinois.
    Joseph and Emma's first home in Nauvoo, Illinois.
    This home was the first home Joseph and Emma constructed after arriving in Nauvoo. The first area built was the wood portion, being quite primitive by today's standards. The Mormons prospered, and the quality of the homes within several years of establishing the community became quite comfortable, with many amenities that were unusual for the period
    Mansion House
Nauvoo, Illinois
    Mansion House Nauvoo, Illinois
    Joseph and his family lived in Mansion House, and it was designed as a hotel to accommodate visitors to the city and Church institutions. A portion of the building was lost to a fire, and never rebuilt. Mansion house is today an outstanding example of early-to-mid 1800 architecture and family life.
    Graves of JS, HS, ES
    Graves of JS, HS, ES
    Mansion House, Nauvoo
    Mansion House, Nauvoo
    First JS home in Nauvoo
    First JS home in Nauvoo

    Headstones
    Headstone of Joseph, Emma and Hyrum Smith
Nauvoo, Illinois
    Headstone of Joseph, Emma and Hyrum Smith Nauvoo, Illinois
    Photo is of the combined heastone of Joseph, Emma and Hyrum Smith. Located on the Smith Family Cemetery in Nauvoo, Illinois. Linda Snowden is shown standing next to the stone.

  • Sources 
    1. [S138] Early Days Latter-Day Saints.