Hyrum Smith was the older brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith. As Church patriarch, he gave patriarchal blessings to members of the Church. He was compassionate toward all members of the Church and loyal to his brother Joseph. The Lord loved him “because of the integrity of his heart” (D&C 124:15). Hyrum was martyred along with the Prophet Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail in 1844.

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Brother Hyrum © David Lindsley–do not copy

Where to Find Out More

Doctrine and Covenants 11 Instructions to Hyrum from the Lord

Doctrine and Covenants 135 Martyrdom of Hyrum and the Prophet Joseph Smith