List of descendants of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith

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This is a list of the descendants of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith, the founding family of the Latter Day Saint movement.

Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Joseph Smith, Sr.jpg Joseph Smith Sr. July 12, 1771 Topsfield, Massachusetts September 14, 1840 Nauvoo, Illinois Born to Asael Smith and Mary Duty. At the age of 24, he married Lucy Mack in Tunbridge, Vermont on January 24, 1795. He was one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon's Golden Plates and was the first Presiding Patriarch of the early Latter Day Saint church.
Lucy Mack Smith2.jpg Lucy Mack Smith July 8, 1775 Gilsum, New Hampshire May 14, 1856 Nauvoo, Illinois Born to Solomon Mack (a Revolutionary War veteran) and Lydia Gates. She was age of 20 when she married Joseph Smith Sr.. She is perhaps best remembered for her biography of her son, Joseph Smith Jr.

Unnamed son[edit]

  • A first son died in childbirth in 1797 in Tunbridge, VT.[1]

Alvin Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Alvin Smith.jpg Alvin Smith February 11, 1798 Tunbridge, VT November 19, 1823 Palmyra, New York Alvin Smith never married and had no descendants. Took a leading role in helping the Smith family work toward paying their debts and building their home. A vision claimed by his younger brother Joseph is said to have included Alvin and played a significant role in the establishment of the Mormon doctrine of redemption of those who die without a knowledge of the gospel and baptism of the dead.

Hyrum Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Hyrum Smith ca 1880-1920.png Hyrum Smith February 9, 1800 Tunbridge, VT June 27, 1844 Carthage, Illinois As of 2005, had an estimated 13,583 known descendants.[2] He is perhaps best remembered for being killed with his brother Joseph Smith Jr. in Carthage Jail
Marriage to Jerusha Barden, November 2, 1826 in Manchester, New York
Jerusha Barden February 15, 1805 Norfolk, Connecticut October 13, 1837 Kirtland, Ohio
Children
Lovina-Smith-Walker2.jpg Lovina Smith Walker September 16, 1827 Manchester, New York October 8, 1876 Farmington, Utah Territory
Mary Smith June 27, 1829 Manchester, New York May 29, 1832 Kirtland, Ohio
John Smith (nephew)1895.JPG John Smith September 22, 1832 Kirtland, Ohio November 6, 1911 Salt Lake City, Utah The fifth Presiding Patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Hyrum Smith Jr. April 27, 1834 Kirtland, Ohio September 21, 1841 Nauvoo, Illinois
Jerusha Smith January 13, 1836 Kirtland, Ohio June 27, 1912 Harper Ward, Utah
Sarah Smith Griffin.jpg Sarah Smith Griffin October 2, 1837 Kirtland, Ohio November 6, 1876 Ogden, Utah
Marriage to Mary Fielding Smith, December 24, 1837 in Kirtland, Ohio
Mary Fielding Smith.jpg Mary Fielding Smith July 21, 1801 Bedfordshire, England September 21, 1852 Salt Lake City, Utah Territory Remarried to Heber C. Kimball on September 14, 1844
Children
JFS First Presidency 1905 large.jpg Joseph F. Smith November 13, 1838 Far West, Missouri November 19, 1918 Salt Lake City, Utah The sixth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and last President of the Church to have personally known Joseph Smith Jr.
Martha Ann Smith May 14, 1841 Nauvoo, Illinois October 19, 1923 Provo, Utah

Sophronia Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Sophronia Smith May 17, 1803 Tunbridge, VT October 28, 1876 Colchester, Illinois As of 2005, has five known descendants[3]
Married to Calvin W. Stoddard, December 2, 1827 in Palmyra, New York
Calvin W. Stoddard September 7, 1801 Groton, Connecticut November 19, 1836 Macedon, New York
Children
Eunice Stoddard March 22, 1830 Palmyra, New York June 24, 1831 Kirtland, Ohio
Mariah Stoddard April 12, 1832 Kirtland, Ohio October 8, 1896 Colchester, Illinois
Married to William McCleary, February 11, 1838 in Kirtland, Ohio
William McCleary October 9, 1793 Rupert, Vermont Jun 1846 Iowa Sophronia and William had no children together.

Joseph Smith Jr.[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Joseph Smith, Jr. portrait owned by Joseph Smith III.jpg Joseph Smith Jr. December 23, 1805 Sharon, Vermont June 27, 1844 Carthage, Illinois As of 2005, has 1112 known descendants[3]
Marriage to Emma Hale, January 18, 1827 in South Bainbridge, New York
EmmaSmith.jpg Emma Hale Smith July 10, 1804 Harmony Township, Pennsylvania May 30, 1879 Nauvoo, Illinois Married to Joseph Smith Jr., until his death in 1844. She was the first president of the Ladies' Relief Society of Nauvoo,[4][5] a women's service organization and was an early leader and member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Children
Alvin Smith June 15, 1828 Harmony, Pennsylvania June 15, 1828 Harmony, Pennsylvania Died the same day as birth.
Thaddeus Smith April 30, 1831 near Kirtland, Ohio April 30, 1831 near Kirtland, Ohio Died the same day as birth. Twin to Louisa Smith
Louisa Smith April 30, 1831 near Kirtland, Ohio April 30, 1831 near Kirtland, Ohio Died the same day as birth. Twin to Thaddeus Smith
Joseph Murdock May 1, 1831 Kirtland, Ohio [6] March 29, 1832 Hiram, Ohio Adopted. Twin of Julia Murdock. His mother died in childbirth. On May 10, 1831, he was adopted by Joseph and Emma. Died before he reached his first birthday when a mob tarred and feathered his father, Joseph. The child died from exposure (many accounts say pneumonia) five days after the event from the condition that doctors said he developed the night of the mob violence.
Julia Murdock Smith.jpg Julia Murdock May 1, 1831 Kirtland, Ohio [6] September 12, 1880 Nauvoo, Illinois Adopted. Twin of Joseph Murdock. Married Elisha Dixon in 1849 in Nauvoo, Illinois. They were married four years when Elisha was killed in an accident in 1853 in Galveston, Texas. In 1855 she married John Middleton. After 20 years of marriage, they separated in 1877.
JosephSmith3.jpg Joseph Smith, III November 6, 1832 Kirtland, Ohio December 10, 1914 Independence, Missouri Joseph Smith III was the first Prophet–President of what became known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Frederick G. W. Smith.jpg Frederick Granger Williams Smith June 20, 1836 Kirtland, Ohio April 13, 1862 Nauvoo, Illinois Frederick was never baptized into the Latter Day Saint movement.[7] He married Anna Marie Jones on November 13, 1857.[8] His only daughter, Alice Fredericka Smith never married and had no children, leaving no living descendents.[8]
Alexander Hale Smith.jpg Alexander Hale Smith June 2, 1838 Far West, Missouri August 12, 1909 Nauvoo, Illinois Married Elizabeth Agnes Kendall on June 23, 1861 He an apostle and Presiding Patriarch of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Don Carlos Smith June 13, 1840 Nauvoo, Illinois September 15, 1841 Nauvoo, Illinois Died at age 1.
David Hyrum Smith.jpg David Hyrum Smith November 18, 1844 Nauvoo, Illinois August 29, 1904 Elgin, Illinois Born approximately five months after the death of Joseph Smith, and was a counselor to his brother, Joseph Smith III, in the First Presidency of the RLDS Church. Married Clara Hartshorn on May 10, 1870 and had one daughter.[9] On January 19, 1877, he was confined to an asylum for the mentally ill in Elgin, Illinois and remained there for the remainder of his life (twenty-seven years).[9]

Samuel H. Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Samuel H. Smith.jpg Samuel H. Smith March 13, 1808 Tunbridge, VT July 30, 1844 Nauvoo, Illinois As of 2005, has 460 known descendants[3] One of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon's golden plates. Some church members assumed that Samuel would succeed his brother Joseph as the president of the Latter Day Saint church (see Lineal Succession (Latter Day Saints)). However, Samuel fell ill shortly after their deaths and died just one month later, possibly from internal injuries he suffered while fleeing the mob on horseback on the day his brothers were murdered.[10] The cause of death was attributed to "bilious fever".[10]
Marriage to Mary Bailey on August 13, 1834 in Kirtland, Ohio
Mary Bailey December 20, 1808 Bedford, New Hampshire January 25, 1841 Nauvoo, Illinois
Children
Susannah Bailey Smith October 27, 1835 Kirtland, Ohio December 14, 1905 Dell Rapids, South Dakota
Mary Bailey Smith March 27, 1837 Mentor, Ohio October 14, 1916
Samuel Harrison Bailey Smith August 1, 1838 Shady Grove, Missouri June 12, 1914 Salt Lake City, Utah
Lucy Bailey Smith January 21, 1841 Nauvoo, Illinois February 1841 Nauvoo, Illinois
Marriage to Levira Clark on 29 Apr 29, 1841 in Nauvoo, Illinois
Levira Clark July 30, 1815 Levonia, New York January 1, 1893 Salt Lake City, Utah
Children
Levira Annette Clark Smith April 29, 1842 Nauvoo, Illinois December 18, 1888 St. Louis, Missouri
Lovisa Annette Clark Smith August 28, 1843 Nauvoo, Illinois September 1843 Nauvoo, Illinois
Lucy Jane Clark Smith: August 20, 1844 Nauvoo, Illinois August 1844 Nauvoo, Illinois

Ephraim Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Ephraim Smith March 13, 1810 Royalton, Vermont March 13, 1810 Royalton, Vermont

William Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Williamsmith.gif William Smith March 13, 1811 Royalton, Vermont November 13, 1894 Osterdock, Iowa Was a Petitioner for Patriarchate of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the 3rd Presiding Patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As of 2005, had 234 known descendants[3]
Marriage to Caroline A. Grant on February 14, 1833 in Kirtland, Ohio
Caroline A. Grant January 22, 1814 Windsor, New York May 22, 1845 Nauvoo, Illinois
Children
Mary Jane Smith January 7, 1834 Kirtland, Ohio December 21, 1878 Brookfield, Missouri
Caroline L. Smith August 1836 Kirtland, Ohio January 9, 1878 Fort Worth, Texas
Marriage to Roxie R. Grant on May 19, 1847 in Knox, Illinois
Roxie R. Grant March 16, 1825 Naples, New York March 30, 1900 Lathrop, Missouri
Children
Thalia Grant Smith September 21, 1848 Altonia, Illinois November 27, 1924 Independence, Missouri
Hyrum Wallace Smith August 17, 1850 Altonia, Illinois 27 Jan 1935 Lennox, California
Marriage to Eliza E. Sanborn on November 12, 1857 in Kirtland, Ohio
Eliza E. Sanborn April 16, 1827 Cattaraugus, New York March 7, 1889 Elkader, Iowa
Children
William Enoch Smith July 23, 1858 Erie, Pennsylvania February 13, 1930 Mitchell, South Dakota
Edson Don Carlos Smith September 16, 1862 Elkader, Iowa d. 13 February 13, 1939 Salt Lake City, Utah
Louise Mae Smith May 8, 1866 Elkader, Iowa Mallory Township, Iowa
Marriage to Rosella Goyette on December 21, 1889 in Clinton, Iowa
Rosella Goyette May 16, 1830 Montreal, Canada April 6, 1923 Clinton, Iowa No children

Katharine Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Catherine Smith Salisbury.jpg Katharine Smith July 28, 1813 Lebanon, New Hampshire February 1, 1900 Fountain Green, Illinois As of 2005, has 92 known descendants[3]
Marriage to Wilkins J. Salisbury on January 8, 1831 in Kirtland, Ohio
Wilkins Jenkins Salisbury January 6, 1809 Rushville, New York November 27, 1853 Plymouth, Illinois
Children
Elizabeth Salisbury April 9, 1832 Kirtland, Ohio July 15, 1832 Kirtland, Ohio
Lucy salisbury.jpg Lucy Salisbury October 3, 1834 Kirtland, Ohio October 18, 1892 Burlington, Iowa
Soloman Jenkins Salisbury September 18, 1835 Kirtland, Ohio January 12, 1927 Burnside, Illinois
Alvin Salisbury.jpg Alvin Salisbury June 7, 1838 Missouri August 21, 1880 Fountain Green, Illinois
Don C. Salisbury October 25, 1841 Plymouth, Illinois April 6, 1919 Ferris, Illinois
Emma C. Salisbury March 25, 1844 Plymouth, Illinois October 10, 1846 Alexandria, Missouri
Lorin Ephriam Salisbury May 4, 1845 Beardstowne, Illinois November 18, 1849 Webster, Illinois
Frederick Vilian Salisbury January 27, 1850 Webster, Illinois February 24, 1934 Independence, Missouri
Marriage to Joseph Younger Aft 1853 in Illinois
Joseph Younger 1805 Lebanon, New Hampshire 1900 No children

Don Carlos Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Don Carlos Smith March 25, 1816 Norwich, Vermont August 7, 1841 Nauvoo, Illinois As of 2005, has six known descendants[3]
Marriage to Agnes Moulton Coolbrith on July 30, 1835 in Kirtland, Ohio
Agnes Moulton Coolbrith.jpg Agnes Moulton Coolbrith July 11, 1811 Scarborough, Maine December 26, 1876 Los Angeles, California After Don Carlos died in 1841, Coolbrith married Joseph Smith in 1842, as a Plural Wife.[11]
Children
Agnes Charlotte Smith August 1, 1836 Kirtland, Ohio, January 31, 1873
Sophronia C. Smith May 24, 1838 New Portage, Illinois October 3, 1843 Nauvoo, Illinois
Ina Coolbrith.jpg Ina Coolbrith
(born: Josephine D. Smith)
March 10, 1841 Nauvoo, Illinois February 29, 1928 Berkeley, California An American poet, writer, librarian, and a prominent figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary community. Ina Coolbrith was the first poet laureate of California.[11]

Lucy Smith[edit]

Name Birth Date Birth Place Death Date Death Place Notes
Lucy Smith Millikin.jpg Lucy Smith July 18, 1821 Palmyra, New York [12] December 9, 1882 Colchester, Illinois As of 2005, has 92 known descendants[3]
Marriage to Arthur Milliken on June 4, 1840 in Nauvoo, Illinois
Arthur Milliken.jpg Arthur Milliken May 9, 1817 Saco, Maine April 23, 1882 Colchester, Illinois
Children
Don Carlos Smith Milliken October 13, 1843 Saco, Maine November 26, 1932 Hamilton, Illinois
Sarah M. Milliken September 13, 1844 Nauvoo, Illinois November 23, 1934 Portland, Oregon
George William Dell Milliken March 4, 1848 Nauvoo, Illinois January 16, 1913 Colchester, Illinois
Florence Arabella Milliken May 23, 1850 Webster, Illinois October 21, 1927 Colchester, Illinois
Julia Amelia Milliken June 17, 1853 Fountain Green, Illinois June 7, 1888 Salt Lake City, Utah
Frances A. Milliken October 26, 1856 Fountain Green, Illinois March 14, 1858 Colchester, Illinois
Charles Arthur Milliken August 31, 1858 Colchester, Illinois 12 May 1884 Colchester, Illinois
Clara Irene Milliken August 23, 1861 Colchester, Illinois March 26, 1948 Macomb, Illinois
Clarence Hyrum Milliken March 26, 1865 Colchester, Illinois April 5, 1922 Macomb, Illinois

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bushman, Richard L. (1984). Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Mormonism. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. pp. 29, 198. ISBN 0-252-01143-0. 
  2. ^ "Family of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith: The First Family of the Restoration", Ensign, December 2005 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Family of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith: The First Family of the Restoration", Ensign, December 2005.
  4. ^ Times and Seasons, April 1, 1842, 743
  5. ^ History of the Church, 4:567, 5:25
  6. ^ a b "Treasures Now", rickgrunder.com, Rick Grunder - Books  |contribution= ignored (help)
  7. ^ Early members of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1993, By Susan Easton Black, Brigham Young University. Dept. of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University. Religious Studies Center, p. 436
  8. ^ a b "History: Frederick Granger William Smith". The Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "History: David Hyrum Smith". The Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b LaRene Porter Gaunt and Robert A. Smith, “Samuel H. Smith: Faithful Brother of Joseph and Hyrum,” Liahona, August 2008, pp. 44–51.
  11. ^ a b Compton, Todd (1997), In Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, Salt Lake City: Signature Books, p. 153, ISBN 1-56085-085-X 
  12. ^ "Genealogy of President Joseph Smith Junior", The Joseph Smith Papers, 1834-1836.