Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Question

Gramps,

I would like to know what happened to Hyrum’s children by Jerusha. Mary Fielding was said to have taken them west, but I can’t find any evidence of them on her trek west or when she arrived in the valley. Also when Joseph F. Smith left on his first mission at 15 , Mary was dead so who cared for her daughter and Jerusha’s kids?

Bunny

 

Answer

Dear Bunny,

Below is all the information that I have been able to find on the 6 kids of Hyrum and Jerusha. Some died young, the rest appear to have gotten married and have families of various sizes.

When Joseph F. Smith turn 15 all of Hyrum and Jerusha living kids were adults and married or close to getting married. No one needed to watch them at that point. (Joseph F. Smith was the second youngest of all the kids) That only left his younger sister Martha Ann. According to the letters we have from Joseph F Smith, Martha Ann lived with Mary Fielding’s sister Mercy Fielding Thompson. She also at some point lived part of the time with Hyrum Smith and Jerusha Barden’s son John.
Here are the kids

1) Lovina, Born Sept. 16, 1827; died Oct. 8, 1876 buried in Farmington Davis County Utah, USA

Married Lorin Walker, 23 Jun 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Children – Hyrum Smith Walker, Isabella Rosalie Walker, Jerusha Celesta Walker, Edwina Mariah Walker, Emma Irene Walker, William Arthur Walker, Sarah Ellen Walker, Lucy Lovina Walker, John Lorin Walker, Joseph Frederick Walker, Don Carlos Walker, Charles Henry Walker, David Franklin Walker

2) Mary, Born June 27, 1829; died May 29, 1832 at 2 years old

3) John, Born Sept. 22, Died 1832 6 Nov 1911 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

Married Helen Marie Fisher, 25 Nov 1853 , Falston, Beaver, Pennsylvania

Kids Elizabeth Maria Smith, Hyrum Fisher Smith, Lucy Smith, Don Carlos Smith, Joseph Smith, Alvin Fisher Smith, Evaline Smith, John David Smith, Hellen Jerusha Smith

Married Helen Marie Fisher 18 Feb 1857

Kids John Lemmon Smith,

4) Second Hyrum, Born April 27, 1834; died Sept. 21, 1841 at 7 years old

5) Jerusha, Born Jan. 13, 1836 Died date unknown

Married William Pierce

6) Sarah, Born Oct. 2, 1837; died Nov. 6, 1876

Married Charles Emerson Griffin, 16 Mar 1854

Kids Charles Emerson Griffin, Alice Lovina Griffin, Sarah Griffin, Joseph Emerson Griffin, Ernest Adelbert Griffin, Hannah Griffin, John Mervin Griffin, Martha Ann Griffin, Hyrum Griffin, Abigail Griffin, Helen Jerusha Griffin

 

Gramps

Copyright © 2020 Ask Gramps - Q and A about Mormon Doctrine. All Rights Reserved.
This website is not owned by or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon or LDS Church). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. The views expressed by individual users are the responsibility of those users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. For the official Church websites, please visit churchofjesuschrist.org or comeuntochrist.org.

Pin It on Pinterest