Smith family (Latter Day Saints)

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The Smith family is the name of an American family with many members prominent in religion and politics. The family's most famous member was Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. Many other members of the family took on leadership roles in various churches within the movement.

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First generation[edit]

Bust painting of Joseph Smith, Sr.
Joseph Smith, Sr
Bust painting of Lucy Mack Smith
Lucy Mack Smith
Bust photo of John Smith (uncle of Joseph Smith, Jr)
John Smith

Joseph Smith, Sr.[edit]

Lucy Mack Smith[edit]

John Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 1781–1854
  • brother of Joseph Smith, Sr.
  • father of George A. Smith

Second generation: children of Joseph Smith, Sr. and Lucy Mack[edit]

Bust drawing of Alvin Smith
Alvin Smith
Bust drawing of Hyrum Smith
Hyrum Smith
Bust painting of Joseph Smith, Jr.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Bust drawing of Samuel H. Smith
Samuel H. Smith
Bust photo of William Smith
William Smith
Photo of Catherine S. Salisbury
Catherine S. Salisbury

Alvin Smith[edit]

Hyrum Smith[edit]

Joseph Smith, Jr.[edit]

Samuel H. Smith[edit]

William Smith[edit]

Katharine Smith Salisbury[edit]

Don Carlos Smith[edit]

Second generation: cousins to the Smiths[edit]

Photo of Elias Smith sitting in a chair
Elias Smith
Bust photo of George A. Smith
George A. Smith
Bust photo of Silas Sanford Smith
Silas Sanford Smith
Bust photo of Jesse N. Smith
Jesse N. Smith

The following individuals were children of brothers of Joseph Smith, Sr. They were first-cousins to Alvin Smith, Hyrum Smith, Joseph Smith, Jr., Samuel H. Smith, William Smith, and Don Carlos Smith

Elias Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 1804–1888
  • son of Asael Smith Jr. and Elizabeth Schellenger

George A. Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 26 June 1817 – 1 September 1875
  • Utah Territorial Legislature 1851, 1867; Utah Territorial Supreme Court 1855, Utah Territory delegate to U.S. Congress 1856
  • Son of John Smith
  • Father of John Henry Smith

Silas S. Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 26 October 1830 – 11 October 1910
  • Utah Territorial Legislature 1859, 69, 78
  • Son of Silas Smith, Sr.
  • Brother of Jesse Nathaniel Smith

Jesse N. Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 2 December 1834 – 5 June 1906
  • Mayor of Parowan, Utah 1859; Arizona Territorial Legislature 19th Session
  • Son of Silas Smith, Sr.
  • Brother of Silas S. Smith
  • His daughter, Leah, married John Hunt Udall, mayor of Phoenix, AZ
  • His son Asahel Henry Smith married Pauline Udall, daughter of David King Udall

Third generation: children of Hyrum Smith[edit]

Bust photo of Joseph F. Smith
Joseph F. Smith
Bust photo of John Smith
John Smith

Joseph F. Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 13 November 1838 – 19 November 1918
  • Utah Territorial Legislature 1865–70, 1872, 1874, 1880, 1882
  • President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1901–1918
  • Son of Hyrum Smith and Mary Fielding (who remarried to Heber C. Kimball after Hyrum’s death)
  • half-brother of John Smith

John Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 1832–1911
  • son of Hyrum Smith and Jerusha Barden
  • half-brother of Joseph F. Smith

Third generation: children of Joseph Smith, Jr.[edit]

Bust photo of Julia Murdock Smith
Julia Murdock Smith
Bust photo of George A. Smith
Joseph Smith III
Bust photo of Alexander Hale Smith
Alexander Hale Smith
Bust photo of David Hyrum Smith
David Hyrum Smith

Julia Murdock Smith[edit]

Joseph Smith III[edit]

  • Lived: 6 November 1832 – 10 December 1914
  • Prophet–President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now Community of Christ) for 54 years
  • Founder of Lamoni, Iowa
  • Founder of Graceland University
  • Three sons succeeded him as Prophet–President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Frederick Madison Smith, Israel A. Smith and W. Wallace Smith.
  • Son of Joseph Smith, Jr. and Emma Hale
  • Brother of Julia Murdock Smith, Alexander Hale Smith and David Hyrum Smith
  • Nephew of Hyrum Smith
  • 1st cousin of Joseph F. Smith
  • 1st Cousin once removed of Utah Judge Elias Smith Sr
  • Married: Emmeline Griswold in 1854 and had five children
  • Married: Bertha Madison in 1869, after the death of Emmeline Griswold, and had nine children
  • Married: Ada Clark in 1898, after the death of Bertha Madison, and had three children

Alexander Hale Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 1838–1909
  • Son of Joseph Smith, Jr. and Emma Hale
  • Brother of Julia Murdock Smith, Joseph Smith III and David Hyrum Smith

David Hyrum Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 1844–1904
  • Song of Joseph Smith, Jr. and Emma Hale
  • Brother of Julia Murdock Smith, Joseph Smith III and Alexander Hale Smith

Third generation: children of Don Carlos Smith[edit]

Ina Coolbrith (born Josephine Anna Smith)[edit]

Ina Coolbrith


Third generation: children of Smith cousins[edit]

Bust photo of John Henry Smith
John Henry Smith
Bust photo of Clarissa Smith Williams
Clarissa Smith Williams

John Henry Smith[edit]

Clarissa Smith Williams[edit]


Fourth generation: descended from Hyrum Smith[edit]

Bust photo of Hyrum M. Smith
Hyrum M. Smith
Bust photo of Joseph Fielding Smith
Joseph Fielding Smith
Bust photo of David A. Smith
David A. Smith

Hyrum M. Smith[edit]

Joseph Fielding Smith[edit]

David A. Smith[edit]

Fourth generation: descended from Joseph Smith, Jr.[edit]

Bust photo of Frederick M. Smith
Frederick M. Smith
Bust photo of Israel A. Smith
Israel A. Smith
Bust photo of Elbert A. Smith
Elbert A. Smith

Frederick M. Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 1874–1946
  • Son of Joseph Smith III, grandson of Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Brother of Israel A. Smith and W. Wallace Smith
  • Prophet–President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1915–1946

Israel A. Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 2 February 1876 – 14 June 1958
  • Iowa State Legislature 1911-1913
  • Elected as delegate to the Missouri Constitutional Convention, 1943–1944
  • Prophet–President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1946–1958
  • Son of Joseph Smith III, grandson of Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Brother of Frederick M. Smith and W. Wallace Smith
  • Married: Nina Grenawalt in 1908, and had two sons

W. Wallace Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 1900–1989
  • Son of Joseph Smith III, grandson of Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Brother of Frederick M. Smith and Israel A. Smith
  • Prophet–President of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1958–1978

Emma Smith Kennedy[edit]

Elbert A. Smith[edit]

Fourth generation: descended from Smith cousins[edit]

Bust photo of George Albert Smith
George Albert Smith
Bust photo of Nicholas G. Smith
Nicholas G. Smith
Bust photo of Richard R. Lyman
Richard R. Lyman

George Albert Smith[edit]

  • Lived: 1870–1851
  • Son of John Henry Smith and Sarah Farr
  • Half-brother of Nicholas G. Smith
  • President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1945–1951

Nicholas G. Smith[edit]

Richard R. Lyman[edit]

Fifth generation: descended from Hyrum Smith[edit]

Bust photo of Hyrum G. Smith
Hyrum G. Smith
Bust photo of Joseph Fielding Smith
Joseph Fielding Smith
Bust photo of Florence S. Jacobsen
Florence S. Jacobsen

Hyrum G. Smith[edit]

Joseph Fielding Smith[edit]

Florence Smith Jacobsen[edit]

Fifth generation: descended from Joseph Smith, Jr.[edit]

Wallace B. Smith[edit]

Fifth generation: descended from Smith cousins[edit]

George Albert Smith, Jr.[edit]

Later generations[edit]

Descended from Hyrum Smith[edit]

Bust photo of Eldred G. Smith
Eldred G. Smith
Photo of M. Russell Ballard standing behind a podium and speaking.
M. Russell Ballard

Eldred G. Smith[edit]

M. Russell Ballard[edit]

Joseph Fielding McConkie[edit]


Descended from Smith cousins[edit]

Jeff Groscost[edit]

  • Died: November 3, 2006
  • Arizona State Legislature 1992–2000 (speaker in 1998)
  • 3rd Great grandson of Jesse Nathaniel Smith

See also[edit]

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