Monday, January 27, 2014

Joseph Smith III

Born - November 6th, 1832 in Kirtland, Ohio
Died - December 10th, 1914 in Independence, Missouri
(lived to be 82 years old)

"Young Joseph" as he became known was the eldest surviving son of Joseph and Emma. He was 11 years old when his father was killed and even though some reports say his father had mentioned during the giving of a blessing to young Joseph in the upper room of the Red Brick Store that he wanted him to guide the church once he was gone, it would have been impossible considering his age when his father died.

Joseph Smith III stayed in Nauvoo with his brothers and his mother while the majority of the Saints journeyed west with Brigham Young.

Joseph led the Reorganized church later in his years.

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