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Dear Gramps,

My husband and I teach an adult institute class on the history of the Mormon Church. Someone asked us what happened to Hyrum Smith’s five children that he had by his first wife Jerusha. Jerusha died and then Hyrum married Mary Fielding who was the mother of Joseph F. Smith, our sixth president of the Church. Can you help us?




Dear Dina,

Actually, Hyrum and Jerusha had six children. The following information is from Smith, Lucy Mack. “The Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by his Mother.” Edited by Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor. Salt Lake City, Utah: Bookcraft, 1996. Children of Hyrum Smith and Jerusha Barden Smith (died Oct. 13, 1837, at Kirtland, Ohio), 1) Lovina, Born Sept. 16, 1827; died Oct. 8, 1876 2) Mary, Born June 27, 1829; died May 29, 1832 3) John, Born Sept. 22, 1832 4) Second Hyrum, Born April 27, 1834; died Sept. 21, 1841 5) Jerusha, Born Jan. 13, 1836 6) Sarah, Born Oct. 2, 1837; died Nov. 6, 1876 Children of Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith, his second wife. 1) Fourth Joseph F. Born Nov. 13, 1838 2) Martha Ann Born May 14, 1841






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