Family of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith: The First Family of the Restoration


Joseph SMITH Sr. was born July 12, 1771, in Topsfield, Massachusetts. He married Lucy MACK on January 24, 1796, in Tunbridge, Vermont. Lucy was born July 8, 1775, in Gilsum, New Hampshire. They were the parents of 11 children, listed here in order of birth. Joseph Sr. died September 14, 1840, in Nauvoo, Illinois. Lucy died May 8, 1856, in Nauvoo, Illinois.

* Infant son SMITH was born and died in 1797, Tunbridge, Vermont.

Alvin SMITH was born February 11, 1798, in Tunbridge, Vermont, and died November 19, 1823, in Manchester Township, New York, at the age of 25.

Hyrum SMITH was born February 9, 1800, in Tunbridge, Vermont. He married Jerusha BARDEN on November 2, 1826, in Manchester Township, New York. They had six children. After Jerusha’s death, Hyrum married Mary FIELDING on December 24, 1837, in Kirtland, Ohio. They had two children. Hyrum was martyred June 27, 1844, in Carthage, Illinois. He has 13,583 known descendants. **

Sophronia SMITH was born May 17, 1803, in Tunbridge, Vermont. She married Calvin W. STODDARD on December 2, 1827, in Palmyra, New York. They had two children. After Calvin’s death, Sophronia married William * McCLEARY on February 11, 1838, in Kirtland, Ohio. No children. She died October 28, 1876, in Colchester, Illinois. Sophronia has five known descendants. **

Joseph SMITH Jr. was born December 23, 1805, in Sharon, Vermont. He married Emma HALE on January 18, 1827, in South Bainbridge, New York. They had 11 children. The Prophet Joseph was martyred June 27, 1844, in Carthage, Illinois. He has 1,112 known descendants. **

Samuel Harrison SMITH was born March 13, 1808, in Tunbridge, Vermont. He married Mary BAILEY on August 13, 1834, in Kirtland, Ohio. They had six children. After Mary’s death, Samuel married Levira CLARK on April 29, 1841, in Nauvoo, Illinois. They had three children. Sometimes called the third martyr, Samuel died July 30, 1844, in Nauvoo, Illinois, of injuries sustained while riding from Nauvoo to Carthage to aid his brothers. He has 460 known descendants. **

Ephraim SMITH was born and died March 13, 1810, in Royalton, Vermont.

William B. SMITH was born March 13, 1811, in Royalton, Vermont. He married Caroline A. GRANT on February 14, 1833, in Kirtland, Ohio. They had two children. After Caroline’s death, he married Roxie R. GRANT on May 19, 1847, in Knox, Illinois. They had two children. After they divorced, William married Eliza E. SANBORN on November 12, 1857, in Kirtland, Ohio. They had three children. After Eliza’s death, William married Rosella GOYETTE on December 21, 1889, in Clinton, Iowa. No children. William died on November 13, 1893, in Osterdock, Iowa. He has 234 known descendants. **

* Katharine SMITH was born July 28, 1813, in Lebanon, New Hampshire. She married Wilkins J. SALISBURY on January 8, 1831, in Kirtland, Ohio. They had eight children. After his death, she married Joseph YOUNGER in Illinois. Soon afterward, they divorced. No children. She died February 1, 1900, in Fountain Green, Illinois. Katharine has 92 known descendants. **

Don Carlos SMITH was born March 25, 1816, in Norwich, Vermont. He married Agnes Moultin COOLBRITH on July 30, 1835, in Kirtland, Ohio. They had three children. He died August 7, 1841, in Nauvoo, Illinois. Don Carlos has six known descendants. **

Lucy SMITH was born July 18, 1821, in Manchester Township, New York. She married Arthur MILLIKIN on June 4, 1840, in Nauvoo, Illinois. They had nine children. She died December 9, 1882, in Colchester, Illinois. Lucy has 92 known descendants. **

Sources

  1. 1.

    E. Cecil McGavin, The Family of Joseph Smith (1963), 58.

  2. 2.

    Web site of the Joseph Smith Sr. Foundation: www.josephsmithsr.com.

  3. 3.

    Joseph Smith Family Book, Archives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  4. 4.

    “I Have a Question,” Ensign, Mar. 1979, 42–44.

  5. 5.

    The Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, ed. Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor (1996).

  6. 6.

    Family records in possession of Gracia Jones, descendant of Joseph Smith Jr.

  7. 7.

    Church History in the Fulness of Times (Church Educational System manual, 1993).

[illustration] Background: After Much Contemplation, © Al Rounds, may not be copied

[illustrations] Joseph Smith Sr. portrait and family sketches by William Whitaker; Lucy Mack Smith portrait by Lee Greene Richards

[illustration] Painting by Lewis A. Ramsey

[illustration] Painting by unknown artist, © Community of Christ, may not be copied

[illustration] Background: Winter at Joseph Smith Sr. Home, © Al Rounds, may not be copied

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    In some cases spelling or historical discrepancies exist.

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    Descendants identified as of February 12, 2005.