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Smith, Joseph, Sr., 1771-1840



  • Existence: 1771 - 1840

biographical statement

Citation:,_Sr., accessed May 30, 2014 (

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

A. O. Smoot family blessings, 1838-1895

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 31197227657209], Folder: 7
Identifier: MSS 3843 Series 2 File 1
Scope and Contents

This file contains blessings given either to A. O. Smoot, by Joseph Smith, Sr. and Wilford Woodruff, or by A. O. Smoot to his wives and children, including adoptees. Materials are dated 1837-1899.

Dates: 1838-1895

Collection of Jeremiah Brown land records

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3881
Scope and Contents

Collection includes a sheet of paper listing Jeremiah Brown's landholdings in Farmington, Ontario County, New York in 1850. Also includes a map of Farmington from the 1990s with the location of the Joseph Smith, Sr. home marked. The Smith homestead was adjacent to the Brown holdings.

Dates: 1850-1991

Martha Coray notebook

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 230
Scope and Contents Notebook includes Coray's interview notes used in compiling of Lucy Mack Smith's history of Joseph Smith.Smith family history notes contain John and Clarissa Smith's account of visit by Joseph Smith Sr. to Smith family members, including his father, Asael Smith, in Lawrence County, New York, in 1830; John Smith's account of his and Joseph Smith Sr.'s reunion with their mother, Mary Duty Smith, at Kirtland, Ohio, and their subsequent journey eastward to visit Church branches and...
Dates: 1845

Abraham Alonzo Kimball family papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197232476082]
Identifier: MSS 2322
Scope and Contents This collection contains two journals belonging to Abraham Kimball, Sr. which record his missionary service from 1877-1879 and papers which include personal and Church related papers spanning the years between 1887-1888. Also included in the collection are family patriarchal blessings and histories, as well as two journals of Abraham A. Kimball Jr. which chronicle his mission to the Southern States from 1896-1898. This collection contains personal records of the Kimball family. Included...
Dates: 1875-1898

Martha Coray notebook

 Digital Record
Identifier: VMSS230
Dates: 1845

Opening of the Special Collections Joseph Smith Sr. Family Room

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233248126]
Identifier: MSS 7953
Scope and Contents

Consists of video recordings on VHS and DVCPRO tapes of a speech given by Eldred G. Smith on the subject of "Host Family of the Restoration: The Joseph Smith, Senior Family." The recording was made at the reception for the opening of the Joseph Smith Sr. Family Room in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in the Harold B. Lee Library on May 11, 2000.

Dates: 2000 May 11

Joseph Smith patriarchal blessing for John Whitmer

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233243838]
Identifier: Vault MSS 239
Scope and Contents

Handwritten partriarchal blessing, dated 22 Sept 1835, and given to John Whitmer. Smith assures Whitmer that he may receive salvation by following the teachings of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1835 September 22

Asael and Mary Duty Smith

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230334606]
Identifier: MSS 1135
Scope and Contents

Typewritten biographies of Asael Smith and Mary Duty Smith, the grandparents of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1805-1844). Also included are genealogies relating to the genealogy of Asael and Mary Duty Smith. The biographies are largely compilations of sources by Smith family members. The date of the composition of the item is uncertain.

Dates: 1950

Joseph Smith receipt

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230335652]
Identifier: MSS 1261
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten receipt made out to Israel Duty for lands worth $150 in Lee County, Iowa.

Dates: 1840

Joseph Smith, Sr., family reunion news

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230325810]
Identifier: MSS SC 2715
Scope and Contents

Printed copies of the "Joseph Smith, Sr., family reunion news," programs, and typewritten copies of speeches given at a family reunion in 1972. The materials relate to the Smith family organization.

Dates: 1872-1985

Additional filters:

Collection 13
Archival Object 1
Digital Record 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 7
Social Life and Customs 6
Letters 5
Home and Family 4
Latter Day Saint churches -- Presidents -- History 3