Friday, January 17, 2014

Julia Murdock Smith Dixon Middleton

The adopted daughter of Joseph and Emma Smith.

Born - May 1st, 1831 in Kirtland, Ohio
Died - September 12th, 1880 in Nauvoo, Illinois
(lived to be 49 years old)

Her twin brother Joseph died in March of 1832.
Baby Joseph had contracted measles and in an effort to protect Julia they seperated the children. Julia slept in one room with Emma and Baby Joseph in another room with Joseph. One night a angry mob stormed their house and took Joseph, in the panic no one realized Baby Joseph was being exposed to the cold air.
Several days later he died from that exposure.

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