Smith, Mary Fielding: Madsen, Susan Arrington 1992 Encyclopedia Article 3 Smith, Mary Fielding: McConkie, Joseph Fielding 2000 Encyclopedia Article Glad Tidings: Carter, Kate B. Mary Fielding Smith was the wife of Hyrum Smith. 3 Baptized, 1836. 1 Born at Honeydon, Bedfordshire, England; daughter of Rachel Ibbotson and John Fielding. Articles/Essays Classic, Women, Feminism My Personal Rubicon. Mary Fielding Smith died in 1852, apparently of pneumonia, leaving Joseph an orphan at the age of 13. We all grew up with the wonderful stories of Mary Fielding Smith showing her true womanhood as she crossed the plains. Rachel Ivins, Heber J. Grant’s mother, was sealed to … Hyrum was Joseph’s older brother. Joseph F. Smith was the son of Hyrum Smith, and Joseph's nephew. 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. When Mary Fielding married Hyrum Smith, he was the widowed father of five children. 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. "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. Mary Fielding Smith–Mormon Pioneer Heber C. Kimball was the step-father of Joseph F. Smith. Joseph Smith, The Papers of Joseph Smith, Vol. Judith Rasmussen Dushku. We applauded her courage, determination, and her success. 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. Heber married Mary Fielding Smith, the widow of Hyrum Smith and mother of Joseph F. Smith, on September 14, 1844. She is one of my heroes. Mary Fielding Smith Born July 21, 1801 in Honidon, Bedfordshire, England. 1971 Journal Article Recollections: Smith, Joseph F. 1871 Mary was "cultured, refined, educated, a splendid companion for Hyrum, and fully able and qualified to take care of his motherless children. 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. Widow of Hyrum Smith and mother of Joseph F. Smith. […] 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. 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. Nauvoo, Illinois She found a clear, flowing spring on a gentle mountain slope and carved out her homestead there. They would all work together to reach the Valley. 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 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. Joseph was fatherless at age six. Seven- [12] Smith, The Papers of Joseph Smith , 2:416. 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 Hyrum Smith, “The Ladies Subscription for the Temple,” LDS Millennial Star, June 1844, 5:15. J. Stapley, thanks for the feedback. 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 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. Smith, Joseph F., "How One Widow [Mary Fielding Smith] Crossed the Plains," Young Woman's Journal, Feb. 1919, 165, 171. Mercy and Mary lived as plural wives to Hyrum Smith in his home on the banks of the Mississippi River in Nauvoo. Each bifolium bears a number on the top of the recto of the first leaf: “No 1” and “N o 2”. Dean C. Jessee (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1992), 2:111. Eleanor Ricks Colton. Her bishop said she didn't have to keep the law of tithing because she was to poor. Mary Fielding Smith (1801-1852) was a woman of remarkable faith and testimony. 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. Corbett, Hyrum Smith, p. 240; Times and Seasons 5, no. I loved her commitment to keeping the commandments. Two bifolia measuring 7⅝ × 12¼ inches (19 × 31 cm). 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. He was 5 years old when his father was martyred in Carthage Jail with Joseph. I was asked to render what Mary Fielding Smith's Millcreek farm may have looked like in 1850. Mercy Rachel Fielding Thompson tryed to care for her five-month-old baby alone after the mob drove off her husband, Robert. Joseph Fielding Smith, Conference Report, April 1930, Afternoon Meeting 91. This undated photograph is from Martha Ann, daughter of Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith by Ruth Mae Harris. She passed away in 1852. The two sheets were trifolded together in letter style. She was the wife of Hyrum Smith, and her oldest son, Joseph Fielding… The pages are ruled with thirty-seven lines that are now faded. In the Fall of 1847, she journeyed to St Joseph, Missouri for those supplies. She died, leaving him an orphan at age 13. Mary willingly took responsibility for the children and, in addition to Joseph, gave birth to a daughter. Endnotes. 13 (15 July 1844): 584-586; Joseph Fielding Smith, Conference Report, April 1930, Afternoon Meeting 91. Mary Fielding Smith: Her Ox Goes Marching On. Mary Fielding Smith weathered social pressures, freezing cold temperatures, and people who didn't believe in her abilities. Ralph Reynolds. First I’ll tell you about Mary Fielding Smith. Grant is considered a “son of the Prophet Joseph”. Hyrum, older brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith, died on June 27, 1844. 2 Immigrated to Toronto, Upper Canada, 1834. And while one might expect to hear the powerful voices of such forceful Mormon women as Mary Fielding Smith, Eliza R. Snow, Emmeline B. Mary Fielding Smith was a widow with many people dependent on her. 2: Journal, 1832–1842, ed. The company roster shows her listed as "Mary Smith" and assigned to a separate company of 10 than Heber C. Kimball. 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! She needed to get across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley the next season and supplies were critical. Sister Smith was a remarkably faithful wife, mother, and Latter-day Saint. 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. At age 8, Joseph F. Smith walked across the plains to Utah with his mother, Mary Fielding Smith. Hyrum Smith to Mary Fielding Smith, March 20, 1839, Mary Fielding Smith Collection, Church History Library. She moved her children, stepchildren, and hired hands to a remote 40-acre farm in the Millcreek area where they built this home for themselves. Now Mary Fielding Smith was determined to make the journey. Painted in 1842, this portrait of Joseph Smith is owned by the Community of Christ. The brothers were murdered at a young age, leaving behind young wives and children. 1 Bruce Van Orden, “Hyrum Smith,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism (New York: Macmillan, 1992): 4:1329. 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 Mary Fielding Smith was the wife of the Patriarch of the Church, Hyrum Smith. Far West, Missouri where Joseph was born. 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. Notes Classic, Art Untitled. faith, Mary Fielding. 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. 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