Joseph Smith Sr.

Joseph Smith Sr. (1771-1840) was born 12 Jul. 1771 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He was the son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. He married Lucy Mack on 24 Jan. 1796. He was baptized 6 Apr. 1830. He was the Patriarch of the Church in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, where he served alongside Wilford Woodruff. He died 14 Sep. 1840 in Nauvoo.

Footnotes

Joseph Smith Sr (KWJR-TC1), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Joseph Smith Sr., Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/joseph-smith-sr, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Joseph Smith, Sr., The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/joseph-smith-sr, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 115

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    November 26, 1836 ~ Saturday Nov 26th I visited President & Doct Cowdery at the Printing office & made a general settlement with them for the M[essenger] & Advocate for the subscribers of the South I gave 9 new subscribers to them & Paid them $41.50 for the M & Advocate which setteled all matters between us. I receieved some counsel from Presidents Smith & Rigdon to Elder Parrishe's house & spent the day in writing November 27, 1836 ~ ...
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    November 26, 1836 November 27, 1836
  • Page 116

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    in the house of the Lord assembled together from the the east, west, north & south many with whom I had been intimately acquainted I truly felt to thank God that his promises had been verifyed unto me by giving me a seat & a name within his house & within his walls {[illegible]} as of sons & of daughters Their was four Confirmed after the sacrament under the hands of Elder O Hide[.] President J. Smith addressed the congragation & the meeting Closed Spent the night with Elder
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    November 28, 1836 November 29, 1836 November 30, 1836 December 1, 1836
  • Page 145

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    [FIGURE] MATRIMONY. WILLFORD. WOODRUFF. Born March 1st 1807 PHEBE. W. CARTER. Born March 8th 1807 April 13, 1837 ~ Thursday April. 13th 1837. Marriage being an institution of heaven & honourable in all. I accordingly accepted the honour upon this memorial day, by joining hands with Miss PHEBE W. CARTER in the bonds of matrimony and took upon ourse lves the marriage covenant. Elder Johnathan Holmes Also took the same responsibility ...
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    April 13, 1837
  • Page 147

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    April 15, 1837 ~ Saturday WILLFORD. WOODRUFFs Patriarchal Blessing Receieved April 15th 1837 At a blessing meeting held at the LORDs house in Kirtland Ohio on the 15th day of April AD. 1837. Joseph Smith sen the Patriarch of the church of latter day saints confered a blessing upon the head of Willford Woodruff son of Aphek Woodruff born in Farmington Hartford County Connt ...
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    April 15, 1837
  • Page 149

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    PHEBE W. CARTER's PATRIARCHAL Blessing Receieved 10th NOV. AD 1836 At a blessing meeting held in the Lords house in Kirtland Ohio on the 10th day of NOV AD 1836 Joseph Smith sen the Patriarch of the Church of Latter Day Saints confered a blessing upon the head of Phebe W Carter born in Scarborough, Cumberland County, state of Main the 8th of March 1807. Sister in ...
  • Page 150

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    Willford Woodruff & Phebe. W. Carter was joined in Marriage April 13th A.D. 1837 rather than complain thou must put thy whole trust in God. ^thou art of the blood of Ephraim^ thou shalt have a celestial crown. Thou shalt have a residence in Zion and do a great work, there Thou shalt sew the Vail of the Temple and rejoice in the work of thy hands. If thou wilt keep the comm andments thou shalt have all of thy friends they shall be members of the ...
  • Page 152

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    May 14, 1837 ~ Sunday May 14th we wrote two Letters to our friends in the state of Maine May 23, 1837 ~ Tuesday 23rd Spent several of the Last weeks in labour ing with my hands for Elder Joseph Young. Spent the fore part of this day in attending a Patriarch al meeting I wrote a Patriarchal Blessing for Brother Henry Harmon May 25, 1837 ~ Thursday ^25th I comenced boarding ...
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    May 14, 1837 May 23, 1837 May 25, 1837 May 27, 1837 May 28, 1837
  • Page 313

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    in the wilderness. If we do not carry out the plan Joseph has laid and the pattern he has given for us to work by we cannot get any further endowment I want it to sink deep into your heart that you may remember it. I repeat it, let me reason with you. If you stir up the flame of dissent will you get an endowment No, you get a party to run here and another there, and divide our strength, and weaken our hands and we will be ...
  • Page 321

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    23rd [FIGURE] I met with the quorum of the Twelve in council, a little time or some of them. I visited Emma Smith the widow of the prophet she let me have a peace of oak for a Staff [FIGURE] out of the [FIGURE] coffin of the Prophet Joseph who was inhumanly martered in Carthage Ill in company with his brother Hiram. Emma also let me have a Pair of gloves composed of white cotton and Mrs
  • Page 322

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    The following blessing was proclaimed upon the head of Mother Lucy Smith (the Mother of the prophet seer and Revelator Joseph and his brethren) on the 23rd day of August 1844 under the hands of Elder Wilford Woodruff of the quorum of the Twelve Beloved Mother in Israel according to your request I lay my hands upon your head, in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth and by virtue of the Holy Priesthood and the [FIGURES] [keys] of the kingdom of God to bestow a ...