Joseph Fielding Smith

Joseph Fielding Smith Sr. (1838-1918) was born 13 Nov. 1838 in Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. His parents were Hyrum Smith and Mary Fielding. He married Levira Annette Clark Smith on 5 Apr. 1859; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized in 1850 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory. He was ordained an Apostle in Jul. 1866, and he served as first counselor to Wilford Woodruff from 1889 to 1898. He died 19 Nov. 1918 in Salt Lake City.

Footnotes

Joseph Fielding Smith (KWCW-8ZJ), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Joseph Fielding Smith, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/joseph-fielding-smith, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr., The Emmeline B. Wells Diaries (https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/emmeline-b-wells/people/joseph-fielding-smith-1838?letter=S&lang=eng, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 363

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    I Ordained 11 Bishops 11 Bishops I Ordained 60 High Priests 60 H. Priests I Ordained 39 Seventies 39 seventies I Ordained 440 Elders 440 Elders I Ordained 444 Priests 444 Priests I Ordained 64 Teachers 64 Teachers I Ordained 13 Deacons 13 Deacons I Administered to 722 sick persons by the laying on of hands many of which were healed by the power of God. 722 I Blessed 168 Children 168 Children I set apart & Blessed 851 Missionaries & Joined others in
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    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Sept 6, 1869 Wilford Woodruff sen & Phebe W Woodruff was sealed at the Altar in the Endowment House for the following Persons By D. H. Wells Titus Woodruff & Lewie Allen Woodruff Lua Amasy Frisby & Elizabeth Woodruff Frisby Amos Wheeler & Hellen Woodruff Wheeler Abijah Barber & Cyntha Thomson Barber Erastus Hart &
  • Page 376

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    May 29 1842 Wilford Woodruff was Baptized for the wife of Uncle Samuel Woodruf June 27, 1870 The following persons were sealed to Wilford Woodruff Phebe W. C. Woodruff Acting Proxy Cousin Lua Woodruff Born July 29, 1817. Died March 1836 Avon Ct Cousin Emelia Woodruff Born June 5 1828 Died Oct 24 1846 Avon Ct Cousin Mary Woodruff born Nov 1832, Died 1866 the Daughter of Ozem Woodruff
  • Page 378

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Aug 31, 1869 On the 31, Aug 1869 Wilford Woodruff was Baptized in the Font in the Endowment House Temple Block Salt Lake City For the Following Persons Samuel Smith Baptized Joseph F Smith was mouth in confirming Edmund Eastman, Timothy Carter, Amos Wheeler Total 10 Amasa Frisby, Titus Woodruff Abijah Barber Erastus Hart, Thadeus Thompson, Alson Thompson ...
  • Page 22

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Feb. 4, 1866 F. D. Richards G. Q. Cannon John W. Young & Joseph F. Smith met at the close of the Meeting for prayer John W. Young was set apart for his mission. We met again at the Presidents office at 7 oclok & set apart Thomas Taylor John T. Cain H. B. Clawson & Wm Jennings for their mission February 5, 1866 ~ Monday [FIGURE] 5 ...
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    February 5, 1866 February 6, 1866 February 7, 1866 February 8, 1866 February 9, 1866 February 10, 1866 February 11, 1866
  • Page 24

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    March 6, 1866 ~ Tuesday to March 7, 1866 ~ Wednesday March 6th 1866 6 & 7. I spent the time Halling out manure on my garden March 8, 1866 ~ Thursday to March 9, 1866 ~ Friday 8, & 9 I spent the time making fenc on my farm March 10, 1866 ~ Saturday 10. I spent the day in the Endowment House we gave Endowments to 38. H C Kimball sealed 4 couple W Woodruff 12, &
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    March 6, 1866 March 7, 1866 March 8, 1866 March 9, 1866 March 10, 1866 March 11, 1866 March 12, 1866 March 13, 1866 March 16, 1866 March 17, 1866
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    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    June 11, 1866 ~ Monday June 11, 1866 I went to Coones Canyon & got 18 sheep in waggons & brought home to the Butchers shop I had hard work to get home in consequence of the mud June 12, 1866 ~ Tuesday 12 I was sick & spent most of the day in bed June 13, 1866 ~ Wednesday to June 15, 1866 ~ Friday 13, 14 & 15 I spent the time on my hoeing corn June 16, 1866 ~ Saturday 16 ...
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    June 11, 1866 June 12, 1866 June 13, 1866 June 15, 1866 June 16, 1866 June 17, 1866 June 18, 1866 June 19, 1866 June 20, 1866 June 21, 1866 June 22, 1866 June 23, 1866 June 24, 1866
  • Page 37

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    August 5, 1866 ~ Sunday Sunday 5 Aug 1866 I met with my Quorum in the morning & Attended meeting at the Bowery in the Afternoon I did not go in the morning Joseph Young & G Q Cannon spok in the forenoon & President B Young in the Afternoon untill he was stoped By a Heavy thunder shower August 6, 1866 ~ Monday to August 10, 1866 ~ Friday 6, 7, 8, 9, ^&^ 10 I spent the week drawing ...
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    August 5, 1866 August 6, 1866 August 10, 1866 August 11, 1866 August 12, 1866 August 13, 1866 August 17, 1866 August 18, 1866 August 19, 1866 August 20, 1866 August 24, 1866 August 25, 1866 August 26, 1866
  • Page 40

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    September 9, 1866 ~ Sunday Sept 9, 1866 Sunday Prayer By G Q Cannon D. H. Wells spoke one hour & 25 minutes President Young spoke one hour & 4 M[inutes] After noon John Taylor spok 55 minutes G. Q. Cannon red the report of the Committee in Congress on Utah affairs Gen Connor Judge Titus Joseph Smith & M Cloud were the witnesses against us President Young spoke 11 minutes Joseph F Smith spok ...
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    September 9, 1866 September 10, 1866 September 11, 1866 September 12, 1866 September 13, 1866 September 15, 1866 September 16, 1866 September 17, 1866 September 21, 1866 September 22, 1866 September 23, 1866
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    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Dec 2930 1866 And G. Q. Cannon spok 25 All the Presidency & most of the Twelve met in President B Youngs house for Prayer in the Circle, Joseph F Smith opened by Prayer, & President Young was mouth. Oil was Consecrated to use in the 2nd Anointing I Attended meeting in the 1615 ward & preached to the[m] December 31, 1866 ~ Monday Dec 301. [FIGURE] James Geary shot himself with a pistol ball through the body. He ...
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    December 31, 1866 January 1, 1867