[110] He also reportedly retrieved the Urim and Thummim, which he showed to his mother the next morning. They had six children. Joseph’s elder brother, Hyrum, attended Moor’s Academy, a prep school for Dartmouth College, from 1811 to 1815. These visions confirmed in his mind the correctness of his refusal to join any organized church and led him to believe that he would be directed in the proper path toward salvation. [94] When Smith attempted to get the plates back out of the box, the angel hurled him back to the ground with a violent force (id.). New Haven: Yale University Press. [61] According to Smith, he told his mother at the time that he had "learned for [him]self that Presbyterianism is not true";[62] however, mention of this conversation is omitted from Lucy's own history,[63] and Joseph never stated that he described the details of the vision to his family in 1820 or soon thereafter. A number of family members fell ill, and Joseph experienced a common complication whereby typhoid bacteria infected bone, in Smith's case, the shin bone. [5][6], In 1814 the Smiths moved back across the Connecticut River to Norwich, Vermont, where they suffered three seasons of crop failures, the last the result of the Year Without a Summer. Once or Twice in a Thousand Years Once or twice in a thousand years—perhaps a dozen times since mortal man became of dust a living soul—an event of such transcendent import occurs that neither heaven nor earth are ever thereafter the same. [106], Just days prior to the day Smith said he was to meet with the angel on September 22, 1827, Smith's treasure-seeking associate, Josiah Stowell, and Joseph Knight Sr. arranged to be in Palmyra for the attempt to retrieve the plates. [112] Later, he said he took the plates out of the chest, left the empty chest under the floor boards, and hid the plates in a barrel of flax, not long before the location of the empty box was discovered and the place ransacked by Smith's former treasure-seeking associates, who had enlisted one of the men's sisters to find that location by looking in her seer stone. The Smith family was a literate family. Meanwhile, during one of Smith's treasure hunting expeditions, he met and fell in love with Emma Smith from Harmony Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, whom he married in 1827. The Smith Family, Cowdery, Harris, and Other Old Neighbors—What They Know", Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate, "Joseph Smith and the 1826 Trial: New Evidence and New Difficulties", "Joseph Knight's Recollection of Early Mormon History", "Interview with the Father of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet, Forty Years Ago. Descendants identified as of February 12, 2005. CR 500 2. They had nine children. He did say that he spoke about the vision with "one of the Methodist preachers,[64] who was very active in the before-mentioned religious excitement". He married Jerusha BARDEN on November 2, 1826, in Manchester Township, New York. It is unclear who, if anyone, Smith told about his vision prior to his reported discovery of the golden plates in 1823. E. Cecil McGavin, The Family of Joseph Smith (1963), 58. Joe graduated from Ellsworth High School in 1978. They had two children. No children. The characters on the unsealed part were small, and beautifully engraved. “I Have a Question,” Ensign, Mar. Smith's first account in 1832 dated the vision to 1821 and stated that he saw "a piller [sic] of fire light above the brightness of the sun at noon day", and that "the Lord opened the heavens upon me and I saw the Lord and he spake unto me saying Joseph my son thy sins are forgiven thee". The eldest, Alvin (born in 1828), died within hours of birth, as did twins Thaddeus and Louisa (born in 1831). The volume was something near six inches in thickness, a part of which was sealed. Obituary for Joseph Mark Smith | Joseph Mark Smith, 60, of Red Wing, formerly of Ellsworth, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020. Founder and First President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (also known as the Mormons). [52] Whether Smith regarded this event as a vision or as an actual visitation by a physical being has been debated, because a missionary tract published for Smith's church in 1840 stated that after Smith saw the light, "his mind was caught away, from the natural objects with which he was surrounded; and he was enwrapped in a heavenly vision".[59]. Famouskin.com also includes ancestoral charts showing the family relationships of Joseph Smith to many famous kin. He has 13,583 known descendants. **, Don Carlos SMITH was born March 25, 1816, in Norwich, Vermont. After the 1844 martyrdom of Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, members of the church followed his successor, Brigham Young, out west. Smith was born in Sharon, Vermont, the fifth of eleven children born to Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith. Hyrum was martyred June 27, 1844, in Carthage, Illinois. [106], Over the next few days, Smith took a well-digging job in nearby Macedon to obtain money to buy a solid lockable chest in which he said he would put the plates. page xi, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFHowe1833 (, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFKight1833 (, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFHarris1853 (, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFHowe1976 (, harvtxt error: no target: CITEREFSmith1842 (, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Harmony Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, Cunning Folk Traditions and the Latter Day Saint Movement, Joseph Smith and the criminal justice system, "Circumstantial Confirmation Of the first Vision Through Reminiscences", "Awakenings in the Burned-over District: New Light on the Historical Setting of the first Vision", "Archaeological Work at the Smith Log House", "Mormonism—No. [107] Because Smith was concerned that Samuel Lawrence, his earlier confidant, might interfere, Smith sent his father to spy on Lawrence's house the night of September 21 until dark. [71] Smith usually practiced crystal gazing by putting a stone at the bottom of a white stovepipe hat, putting his face over the hat to block the light, then divining information from the stone. Lucy thought it the result of a dose of, Joseph Smith Sr. confessed in 1834, "I have not always set that example before my family that I ought." After the messenger departed, Smith said he had two more encounters with him that night and an additional one the next morning, after which he told his father[90] and soon thereafter the rest of his family, who believed his story, but generally kept it within the family. [49], Like his father, the younger Smith reportedly had his own set of visions, the first of which occurred in the early 1820s when Smith was in his early teens and is called by Latter Day Saints the First Vision. When Smith was fourteen, he was apparently shot at while returning home from an errand, but was not injured. Ephraim SMITH was born and died March 13, 1810, in Royalton, Vermont. [13] Alvin died in November 1823, possibly as a result of being given calomel for "bilious fever", and the house remained uncompleted for a year. She married Wilkins J. SALISBURY on January 8, 1831, in Kirtland, Ohio. Web site of the Joseph Smith Sr. Foundation: www.josephsmithsr.com. [98] He was, however, according to a retelling of an account by Smith Sr., allowed to put down the plates on a napkin he was to bring with him for that purpose. [29] For instance, Joseph Smith's paternal grandfather, Asael, was a Universalist who opposed evangelical religion. No children. They encouraged and supported him in this miraculous event. [9] The whole book exhibited many marks of antiquity in its construction and much skill in the art of engraving. Dr. Joseph Smith, Family Medicine in Springfield, OH. "[78] Court records show that Smith, identified as "The Glass Looker," stood before the court on March 20, 1826, on a warrant for an unspecified misdemeanor charge,[79] and that the judge issued a mittimus for Smith to be held, either during or after the proceedings. [original research?] [102] When Lucy visited Harris, he had heard about Smith's report to have found golden plates through the grapevine in Palmyra, and was interested in finding out more. [47] According to his mother, Smith claimed, "I can take my Bible, and go into the woods, and learn more in two hours, than you can learn at meeting in two years, if you should go all the time. Through modern DNA testing of Smith's relatives, it's likely that the Smith family were of Irish descent originally. He married Lucy MACK on January 24, 1796, in Tunbridge, Vermont. Intending to translate the plates himself, Smith moved to Harmony Township to live with his in-laws. Don Carlos has six known descendants. Most early converts probably never heard about the 1820 vision. [116], Smith refused to allow anyone, including his family, to view the plates directly. William died on November 13, 1893, in Osterdock, Iowa. [34], Like perhaps thousands of contemporary Americans,[35] the Smith family practiced various forms of folk magic such as using divining rods and seer stones to search for buried treasure. The Smith Family Farm, in Palmyra and Manchester, New York, is open to the public year-round. [112] Spying once again on the house of Samuel Lawrence, Smith Sr. determined that a group of ten–twelve of these men, including Lawrence and Willard Chase, had enlisted the talents of a renowned and supposedly talented seer from 60 miles (100 km) away, in an effort to locate where the plates were hidden by means of divination. Due to the bad harvests they were one of the families that moved west, in their case to Palmyra in New York. Hear Him!'".[60]. CHL. Before Joseph was born, his mother Lucy, prayed in a grove about her husband's refusal to attend church and later said she had had a dream-vision, which she interpreted as a prophecy that Joseph Sr. would later accept the "pure and undefiled Gospel of the Son of God. Sometimes called the third martyr, Samuel died July 30, 1844, in Nauvoo, Illinois, of injuries sustained while riding from Nauvoo to Carthage to aid his brothers. "[94] However, according to a Palmyra resident Henry Harris, who said Smith told him he located the plates using his seer stone. They had three children. [55] William also suggested that much of the "religious excitement" in the area was caused by the Rev. [43] One of Smith's acquaintances said that Smith had caught "a spark of Methodism" at camp meetings "away down in the woods, on the Vienna road. [7] The extended Smith clan had already moved west to New York, and in 1817, Joseph Smith Sr. traveled alone to Palmyra, New York, followed shortly by the rest of his family—although not before Lucy Smith was forced to settle with some last-minute creditors. Joseph Smith Family Book, Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has 1,112 known descendants. Joseph Smith Jr. was her fifth child, and the gospel he restored was an answer to her prayers. Hyrum SMITH was born February 9, 1800, in Tunbridge, Vermont. After Eliza’s death, William married Rosella GOYETTE on December 21, 1889, in Clinton, Iowa. He married Emma HALE on January 18, 1827, in South Bainbridge, New York. [119], Joseph Smith's intention was to keep the box reportedly containing the golden plates safe from his Palmyra neighbors while he dictated a translation of the book's reputed contents, which he would then publish. [1][2], The Smiths were a middling farm family, but suffered a fateful loss when Smith Sr., after speculating in ginseng and being cheated by a business associate, was financially ruined. He was the third son and fourth child of Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith, who had a family of ten children. [33] Lucy's account, recorded thirty years after the period in which the visions are said to have occurred, suggests "a tendency to make her husband the predecessor of her son" by echoing passages in the Book of Mormon. Smith, Teachings, 88–89. In some cases spelling or historical discrepancies exist. "[21] One acquaintance said Smith had "a jovial, easy, don't-care way about him," and he had an aptitude for debating moral and political issues in a local junior debating club. [citation needed], Years later, one non-Mormon neighbor summed up views of Smith and his family by their Palmyra neighbors by saying, "To tell the truth, there was something about him they could not understand; some way he knew more than they did, and it made them mad. [105] He was reportedly told that the next annual meeting was his last chance to get the plates and the Urim and Thummim. Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor (1996). She died October 28, 1876, in Colchester, Illinois. Joseph Smith Family. "[19] Smith was variously described as "remarkably quiet,"[20] "taciturn," "proverbially good-natured," and "never known to laugh. The Prophet Joseph was martyred June 27, 1844, in Carthage, Illinois. JS Family Bible / Joseph Smith Family Bible, ca. [97] Smith's close friend Joseph Knight Sr. corroborates the requirement that Smith was to "take the Book and go right away". Lucy Smith also noted that though he never read through the Bible until he was at least eighteen, he was imaginative and could regale the family with "the most amusing recitals" of the life and religion of ancient Native Americans "with as much ease, seemingly, as if he had spent his whole life with them. Smith came from an unremarkable New England family. For more information about upcoming reunions, please contact Frances Orton at ortonfrances@gmail.com. Around 1820 Smith is said to have experienced a theophany, now known as his First Vision among adherents. Joseph Smith was born on month day 1845, at birth place, Kentucky, to Jesse, James Smith and Susannah Smith. After his death, she married Joseph YOUNGER in Illinois. **, Joseph SMITH Jr. was born December 23, 1805, in Sharon, Vermont. According to Smith, the plates "had the appearance of gold", and were: six inches wide and eight inches long and not quite so thick as common tin. Later, Joseph Smith Sr. told Hyrum he had "been out of the way through wine.". Joseph Smith (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement whose current followers include members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Community of Christ, and other Latter Day Saint denominations. Joseph Smith Jr. dated the vision to when he was "a little over fourteen years of age", "At first, Joseph was reluctant to talk about his vision. The early life of Joseph Smith covers his life from his birth to the end of 1827. 4.0 out of 5 stars The Remarkable Family of Joseph Smith, Jr. [72] Smith and his father achieved "something of a mysterious local reputation in the profession—mysterious because there is no record that they ever found anything despite the readiness of some local residents to pay for their efforts. [11] The Smith family first built a log home,[12] then in 1822, under the supervision of Joseph Smith's oldest brother Alvin, they began building a larger frame house. 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His parents were of sturdy New England stock, honest, godfearing, industrious, but poor in worldly substance. [111] According to Knight, Smith was more fascinated by this artifact than he was the plates. "[38] Smith's reputation among his Palmyra neighbors was that of a "nondescript farm boy" who was "lazy and superstitious," and townspeople viewed his family as "treasure-seekers, not eager Christians. [128] Thus, in early October 1827, they moved to Harmony, with the glass box reportedly holding the plates hidden during the trip in a barrel of beans. They lived in Norwich, Vermont, from 1814 to 1816. Alvin SMITH was born February 11, 1798, in Tunbridge, Vermont, and died November 19, 1823, in Manchester Township, New York, at the age of 25. Joseph Smith, Sr. Ancestry of Joseph Smith. Smith family members held divergent views about organized religion, believed in visions and prophecies, and engaged in certain folk religious practices typical of the era. Lucy died May 8, 1856, in Nauvoo, Illinois. However, Smith stated he was unable to obtain the plates at his first visit. GRANT on February 14, 1833, in Kirtland, Ohio. [89] The words Urim and Thummim derive from passages in the Old Testament which describe the use of "the Urim and the Thummim" as a means for divination by Israelite priests (see, e.g., Exodus 28:30). Get started Geni World Family Tree. [10] The second Samuel’s son was Asael Smith, who married Mary Duty. In Smith's own account dated 1838, he stated that an angel visited him on the night of September 21, 1823. [65] Many have presumed this to be the Rev. Thus the beginning of the believing blood, as prophesied by Joseph of old, was anchored in the United States of America. Tours and markers on the site tell about Joseph Smith’s First Vision and his first visits with the angel Moroni. Among these requirements, according to Chase, was that Smith must approach the site "dressed in black clothes, and riding a black horse with a switch tail, and demand the book in a certain name, and after obtaining it, he must go directly away, and neither lay it down nor look behind him". The Joseph Smith family Bible Ken Sanders Rare Books 268 South 200 East, Salt Lake City Between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday From Monday, August 2 through Thursday, August 5th March 29 Joseph and Emma’s adopted son, Joseph Murdock, dies in consequence of exposure the night Joseph was tarred and feathered. [80] Although Smith's associate Oliver Cowdery later stated that Smith was "honorably acquitted,"[81] the result of the proceeding is unclear, with some claiming he was found guilty, others claiming he was "condemned" but "designedly allowed to escape," and yet others (including the trial note taker) claiming he was "discharged" for lack of evidence. Once again, the angel reportedly told Smith that he must return the next year with the "right person", the identity of whom the angel would not say. He married Mary BAILEY on August 13, 1834, in Kirtland, Ohio. Lucy later claimed that she had refused to permit her son's leg to be amputated; in fact, the Smiths had chanced on one of New England's most respected physicians, Nathan Smith, who "probably alone in American medicine at this time" advocated removal of the dead portion of the bone rather than amputation of the leg. The family stood by Joseph. There are reports that Smith directed further excavations on Knight's property and at other locations around Colesville. Family records in possession of Gracia Jones, descendant of Joseph Smith Jr. Church History in the Fulness of Times (Church Educational System manual, 1993). The proximity of the Smith home to Ganondagan (GAN-NON’-DAY-GON), the Haudenosaunee House of Peace from which the Jikohnsaseh ruled, assures that the entire Smith family was probably familiar with this story and its tie to a moneyless society. They had six children. He later wrote that he was "deprived of the bennifit of an education" and that he had been instructed only in reading, writing, and the ground rules of arithmetic. The bullet missed him, hitting a cow instead, and the perpetrator was not found. [94] There is no specific record of Smith seeing the angel in 1826, however, after Joseph and Emma were married on January 18, 1827, Smith returned to Manchester, and as he passed by Cumorah, he said he was chastised by the angel for not being "engaged enough in the work of the Lord". In 1838, Smith stated that this location was shown to him in a vision while he conversed with Moroni. After Jerusha’s death, Hyrum married Mary FIELDING on December 24, 1837, in Kirtland, Ohio. Lucy has 92 known descendants.**. [16], Joseph Smith had little formal schooling, but may have attended school briefly in Palmyra and received instruction in his home. [26][27][28], Joseph Smith's ancestors had an eclectic variety of religious views and affiliations. *Infant son SMITH was born and died in 1797, Tunbridge, Vermont. [121], Harris had apparently been a close confidant of the Smith family since at least 1826,[122] and he may have heard about Smith's attempts to obtain the plates from the angel even earlier from Smith Sr.[123] He was also a believer in Smith's powers with his seer stone. Joseph Smith, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, comp. Returning with Emma to the hill in 1827, Smith said the angel allowed him to take the plates but forbade him from showing them to anyone except those to whom the angel directed. "[45], Nevertheless, at some point after 1822,[46] Smith withdrew from organized religion. According to Emma Hale Smith’s handwritten account, in the Smith family Bible, her adopted daughter, Julia Murdock Smith was born May 1, 1831, in Warrensville, Ohio, to John and Julia Clapp Murdock. He married Caroline A. His grandfather, Asael Smith, lost most of his property in Topsfield, Massachusetts, during the economic downturn of the 1780s and eventually moved to Vermont, where Smith’s father, Joseph Smith, Sr., established himself as a farmer. house and angrily bade him read that until he believed it. After Caroline’s death, he married Roxie R. GRANT on May 19, 1847, in Knox, Illinois. The family tree listed here should not be considered exhaustive or authoritative. 1979, 42–44. [94] According to Smith's associate Willard Chase, Smith originally thought this person was to be Samuel Tyler Lawrence, a "seer" himself who worked in Smith's treasure-seeking company in Palmyra,[102] and therefore Smith reportedly took Lawrence to the hill in 1825. He died August 7, 1841, in Nauvoo, Illinois. [66] Joseph's brother William was apparently unaware of any visions until 1823,[67] although he would have only been nine years old in 1820. When Joseph A. Smith was born on 8 July 1914, his father, Clayton Trask Smith, was 36 and his mother, Judith Anne Cunningham, was 33. In 1823, Smith said an angel directed him to a nearby hill where he said was buried a book of golden plates containing a Christian history of ancient American civilizations. Yes, but it was never a very profitable job for him, as he only got fourteen dollars a month for it. [118] Fearing it might be discovered, however, Smith hid the chest under the floor boards of his parents' old log home nearby. Her twin brother, Joseph, was also born the same day. Nevertheless, in 1829, the Smiths and five of their children moved back into the log house, with Hyrum Smith and his wife. 2020-12-28. Lane, but there is no record of Lane visiting the Palmyra vicinity in 1820. Born into a poor farming family, he was the fifth child of 11 — nine of whom survived childhood. The term 'Urim and Thummim' was not initially used by Smith and his associates prior to around 1832, instead referring to the device as 'interpreters' or 'spectacles'. [113] When Emma heard of this, she went to Macedon and informed Smith Jr., who reportedly determined through his Urim and Thummim that the plates were safe, but nevertheless he hurriedly traveled home by horseback. [40], Smith said he had become concerned about religion "at about the age of twelve years," although later he seems to have wondered whether "a Supreme being did exist. Private possession. Background: After Much Contemplation, © Al Rounds, may not be copied, Joseph Smith Sr. portrait and family sketches by William Whitaker; Lucy Mack Smith portrait by Lee Greene Richards, Painting by unknown artist, © Community of Christ, may not be copied, Background: Winter at Joseph Smith Sr. Home, © Al Rounds, may not be copied. [22] Biographer Fawn Brodie wrote, "He was a gregarious, cheerful, imaginative youth, born to leadership, but hampered by meager education and grinding poverty. New York west of the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains became known as the "Burned-over district" because it was "repeatedly singed by the fires of revival that swept through the region in the early years of the nineteenth century. The population of Vermont decreased from 15,000 to 10,000 at this time. [117] At first, he reportedly kept the plates in a chest under the hearth in his parents' home. According to an account by Willard Chase, the angel gave Smith a strict set of "commandments" which he was to follow in order to obtain the plates. “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign, November 1995, 102. Sophronia has five known descendants. [57] Joseph and his family could have traveled to sell cake and beer at this event, as they did other events in the Palmyra vicinity, but this is pure speculation. Patriarchal Blessings, 1833–. [104] However, Lawrence was apparently not the "right person", because Smith did not obtain the plates in his 1825 visit. [56] Lane is never recorded as having visited Palmyra until 1824, although he visited nearby Vienna in 1819 for a large Methodist conference. "[39] Thus, Smith was reared in a family that believed in prophecy and visions, was skeptical of organized religion, and was interested in both folk magic and new religious ideas. Joseph Smith, Jr. (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. They had two children. The family tree for Joseph Smith is still in the early stages of research. Joseph and E… He also said that the fulness[sic] of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as delivered by the Savior to the ancient inhabitants; also that there were two stones in silver bows—and these stones, fastened to a breastplate, constituted what is called the Urim and Thummim—deposited with the plates".[88]. History, 1834–1836. Robert and Mary had a son they named Samuel, who also had a son he named Samuel. In 1820, the family contracted to pay for a 100-acre (40 ha) farm just outside Palmyra in Manchester Township. Around this time he, along with other male members of his family, was hired to assist in searching for buried treasure. [citation needed], In 1826 Smith was arrested and brought to court in Bainbridge, New York, on the complaint of Stowell's nephew who accused Smith of being "a disorderly person and an imposter. by Keith L. Brown | Mar 12, 2015 | Joseph Smith's Family. "[36] Magical parchments handed down in the Hyrum Smith family may have belonged to Joseph Sr.[37] Lucy Mack Smith noted in her memoirs that while family members were "trying to win the faculty of Abrac, drawing magic circles or sooth saying," they did not neglect manual labor, "but whilst we worked with our hands we endeavored to remember the service of & the welfare of our souls. In 1841, Don Carlos, who had been born a year earlier, died of malaria. Her children were an unnamed child, who died shortly after birth, Alvin, Hyrum, Sophronia, Joseph, Samuel, Ephraim, William, Catherine, Don Carlos, and Lucy. 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