Journal Article 1 15 From Orphaned Boy to Prophet of God : The Story of Joseph F. Smith: Yorgason, Blaine M. 2001 Book 3 Smith, Mary Fielding: McConkie, Joseph Fielding 2000 Encyclopedia Article 'The Lord Will Support Us' : Mary Fielding Smith, 1801-1852 Seven- relation to Mary Fielding Smith, although, like all of you, I proudly claim her for a spiritual sister; second, my subject is not Mary Fielding Smith herself but what she represents: the process by which women of church history are turned into heroic role models for women of contemporary times. Joseph Smith, The Papers of Joseph Smith, Vol. Mary willingly took responsibility for the children and, in addition to Joseph, gave birth to a daughter. 2: Journal, 1832–1842, ed. J. Stapley, thanks for the feedback. Hyrum, older brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith, died on June 27, 1844. The two sheets were trifolded together in letter style. 1971 Journal Article Recollections: Smith, Joseph F. 1871 She also took over the care of her sister, Mary Fielding Smith, who was ill from the birth of her son, Joseph F., and the complications of a severe cold. Mary Fielding Smith Born July 21, 1801 in Honidon, Bedfordshire, England. Mary Fielding Smith and Mercy Rachel Fielding Thompson, “To the Sisters of the Church of Jesus Christ in England,” LDS Millennial Star, June 1844, 5:15. In the Fall of 1847, she journeyed to St Joseph, Missouri for those supplies. His son from his second marriage to Mary Fielding, Joseph F. Smith, became the sixth president of the Church and his grandson, Joseph fielding Smith, became the tenth president of the Church. Mary Fielding Smith was a widow with many people dependent on her. And while one might expect to hear the powerful voices of such forceful Mormon women as Mary Fielding Smith, Eliza R. Snow, Emmeline B. Two bifolia measuring 7⅝ × 12¼ inches (19 × 31 cm). I was asked to render what Mary Fielding Smith's Millcreek farm may have looked like in 1850. Notes Classic, Art Untitled. 327 record(s) returned for "smith": A Biography of George Albert Smith, 1870-1951 (Master's thesis) by Glen R. Stubbs A Book of Mormons by Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker : A Commentary on the Pearl of Great Price: A Jewel among the Scriptures by Jerald R. Johansen : A Fruitful Season: Reflection on the Challenging Years of Relief Society, 1974-1984 by Barbara B. Smith Mary Fielding Smith (1801-1852) was a woman of remarkable faith and testimony. Widow of Hyrum Smith and mother of Joseph F. Smith. 1 Born at Honeydon, Bedfordshire, England; daughter of Rachel Ibbotson and John Fielding. After spending the winter of 1848-1849 in the fort of the Salt Lake Valley, Mary Fielding Smith, widow of church leader Hyrum Smith, decided to live on a farm rather than her assigned "city" plot. Cheryl B. mentioned the essay “Mary Fielding Smith: Her Ox Goes Marching On.” There, Lavina Fielding Anderson says she mis-remembered the events regarding Mary Fielding’s oxen. Sister Smith was a remarkably faithful wife, mother, and Latter-day Saint. Articles/Essays Classic, Women, Feminism A Time of Decision. She died, leaving him an orphan at age 13. "1 In October 1838, less than a year after their marriage, while Mary Fielding Smith was in advanced pregnacy, the colony of Saints in Missouri was set upon by hostile mobs. 2 Immigrated to Toronto, Upper Canada, 1834. In the book, “ The Women of Mormondom”, written by Edward W. Tullidge in 1877, and edited by Eliza R. Snow, we get the full account. Joseph F. Smith was the son of Hyrum Smith, and Joseph's nephew. Grant is considered a “son of the Prophet Joseph”. Mary Fielding Smith Home: Contributor: Mays, Kenneth R. Description: This is the Salt Lake area home of Mary Fielding Smith, widow of Patriarch Hyrum Smith and mother of President Joseph F. Smith. Mary Fielding Smith weathered social pressures, freezing cold temperatures, and people who didn't believe in her abilities. Mary Fielding Smith died in 1852, apparently of pneumonia, leaving Joseph an orphan at the age of 13. Painted in 1842, this portrait of Joseph Smith is owned by the Community of Christ. Endnotes. Joseph Fielding Smith, Conference Report, April 1930, Afternoon Meeting 91. Mercy and Mary lived as plural wives to Hyrum Smith in his home on the banks of the Mississippi River in Nauvoo. […] The company roster shows her listed as "Mary Smith" and assigned to a separate company of 10 than Heber C. Kimball. She thought (as did I) that Mary had done the healing when apparently she has asked men to bless her oxen. Heber married Mary Fielding Smith, the widow of Hyrum Smith and mother of Joseph F. Smith, on September 14, 1844. Hyrum Smith, “The Ladies Subscription for the Temple,” LDS Millennial Star, June 1844, 5:15. Up to this time one Mercy Rachel Fielding Thompson tryed to care for her five-month-old baby alone after the mob drove off her husband, Robert. Read Trail Excerpt: "In the spring of '48 there was a move westward and the widow went to Elkhorn. The strength of Mary Fielding Smith is a symposium of its own, but for this occasion, with great tribute and reverence I express my love to Mary Fielding Smith, a mother and teacher worthy of our Heavenly Father’s love and total and complete acceptance. Joseph was fatherless at age six. Nauvoo, Illinois They would all work together to reach the Valley. Wikipedia Biographical Summary "...Mary Fielding Smith Kimball (July 21, 1801 – September 21, 1852) was an early member of the Latter Day Saint movement, the second wife of LDS Church leader Hyrum Smith and the mother of Joseph F. Smith. Mary Fielding Smith was the wife of Hyrum Smith. Heber C. Kimball was the step-father of Joseph F. Smith. Mary Fielding Smith: Her Ox Goes Marching On. Mary was "cultured, refined, educated, a splendid companion for Hyrum, and fully able and qualified to take care of his motherless children. Shortly after arriving in the Salt Lake valley, this remarkable pioneer woman saddled her horse and rode south to what is now the Millcreek area. During this talk, I want you primary girls and young women and mothers with children still at home to ask yourselves what you would have done if you had been Emma Hale or Mary Fielding. Hyrum Smith to Mary Fielding Smith, March 20, 1839, Mary Fielding Smith Collection, Church History Library. This undated photograph is from Martha Ann, daughter of Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith by Ruth Mae Harris. 1 Bruce Van Orden, “Hyrum Smith,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism (New York: Macmillan, 1992): 4:1329. Lavina Fielding Anderson. 3 Baptized, 1836. Mary Fielding Smith was the wife of the Patriarch of the Church, Hyrum Smith. She needed to get across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley the next season and supplies were critical. The brothers were murdered at a young age, leaving behind young wives and children. He was 5 years old when his father was martyred in Carthage Jail with Joseph. Moved to Canada when she was 33 to be near her brother and sister Taught and baptized in 1836 by Parley P. Pratt, moved to Kirtland, Ohio 1 year later to be with the Saints Far West, Missouri where Joseph was born. Her bishop said she didn't have to keep the law of tithing because she was to poor. She married to Heber C. Kimball before leaving Nauvoo, however, she is commonly known by the surname "Smith." We applauded her courage, determination, and her success. Mary Fielding Smith–Mormon Pioneer Now Mary Fielding Smith was determined to make the journey. Judith Rasmussen Dushku. She was the wife of Hyrum Smith, and her oldest son, Joseph Fielding… [12] Smith, The Papers of Joseph Smith , 2:416. Hyrum was the brother of Joseph Smith, the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are sometimes nicknamed Mormons. Mary Fielding was born in Bedfordshire, England on July 21, 1801. Eleanor Ricks Colton. We all grew up with the wonderful stories of Mary Fielding Smith showing her true womanhood as she crossed the plains. Ralph Reynolds. She found a clear, flowing spring on a gentle mountain slope and carved out her homestead there. Hyrum was Joseph’s older brother. Smith reported that he was devastated by his mother's death, and relied upon the emotional support and help of Brigham Young and his step-father Heber C. Kimball among others. 13 (15 July 1844): 584-586; Joseph Fielding Smith, Conference Report, April 1930, Afternoon Meeting 91. Smith, Joseph F., "How One Widow [Mary Fielding Smith] Crossed the Plains," Young Woman's Journal, Feb. 1919, 165, 171. Dean C. Jessee (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992), 2:111. Corbett, Hyrum Smith, p. 240; Times and Seasons 5, no. Heber J. … Articles/Essays Classic, Women, Feminism My Personal Rubicon. Mary Fielding Smith 1837 41 h. Jennetta Richards 1838 48 i. Temperance Bond Mack 1838 51 j. Eliza Roxcy Snow 1839 54 k. Mary Fielding Smith, letter 2 1839 57 l. Melissa Morgan Dodge 1839 63 m. Vilate Murray Kimball 1839 69 n. Laura Clark Phelps 1839 73 o. Almira Mack Scobey Covey, letter 2 1840 79 She is one of my heroes. Joseph Smith Complete DVD Collection (Four Seasons on DVD) $ 159.99 $ 119.99 Add to cart; The Miracle of the Book of Mormon – 2 Disc DVD Set $ 12.99 Add to cart; History of the Saints Season I – Gathering To The West (DVD Set) $ 39.99 Add to cart; Sale! First I’ll tell you about Mary Fielding Smith. faith, Mary Fielding. She passed away in 1852. Wells, Susa Young Gates, and Ruth May Fox, one may be surprised to hear a timbre in their voices not heard before, and in a context which makes such familiar voices representative of the entire Mormon sisterhood. The pages are ruled with thirty-seven lines that are now faded. I loved her commitment to keeping the commandments. When Mary Fielding married Hyrum Smith, he was the widowed father of five children. At age 8, Joseph F. Smith walked across the plains to Utah with his mother, Mary Fielding Smith. Even though she didn’t have a husband to do any of the hard labor and work along the trail, she had Joseph, and Hyrum’s older children. Rachel Ivins, Heber J. Grant’s mother, was sealed to … Smith, Mary Fielding: Madsen, Susan Arrington 1992 Encyclopedia Article 3 Smith, Mary Fielding: McConkie, Joseph Fielding 2000 Encyclopedia Article Glad Tidings: Carter, Kate B. 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