The Joseph Smith Senior patriarchal blessing book records. 1833-1843.

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Smith, Joseph, 1771-1840. The Joseph Smith Senior patriarchal blessing book records. 1833-1843.

The Joseph Smith Senior patriarchal blessing book records. 1833-1843.

Collection consists of a copy of the original manuscript and a transcript of the blessings.

0.25 linear ft.

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University of Utah. Libraries. Manuscripts Division

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Smith, Joseph, Sr., 1771-1840

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Joseph Smith Senior (1771-1840) was born in Massachusetts and married Lucy Mack in 1795. Among his eleven children was the founder of the LDS Church, Joseph Smith Junior. Being plagued by crop failures in Vermont, Smith moved his family to upstate New York where the birth of the Latter-day Saint movement began. In late 1833, Joseph Smith Junior called upon his father to become the first presiding patriarch of the LDS Church. Patriarchal blessings often state an individual's particular talents an...