Joseph Smith Senior patriarchal blessing book [photocopy and transcript], 1833-1843  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Smith, Joseph, 1771-1840
Title
Joseph Smith Senior patriarchal blessing book [photocopy and transcript]
Dates
1833-1843 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
ACCN 2400
Summary
The Joseph Smith Senior patriarchal blessing book (1833-1843) consist of a copy of the original manuscript and a transcript of the blessings. The original book is located within the archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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 and abilities, lineage, and often contain admonitions and blessings. Joseph Smith Senior carried this calling until his death in 1840 at Nauvoo, Illinois. The calling of patriarch was then given to Smith's son, Hyrum.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Joseph Smith Senior patriarchal blessing book (1833-1843) consists of a copy of the original book where the blessings were recorded. A transcript is included since the original manuscript is hard to read. A name index is included as part of the transcript. There are about 322 blessings contained in the collection.

Copies of the manuscript and transcripts exist for the blessings of the following people:

  • Hyrum Smith
  • Jerusha Smith
  • Calvin Stoddard
  • Sophronia Stoddard
  • Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Emma Smith
  • Samuel H. Smith
  • Mary Smith
  • William Smith
  • Caroline Smith
  • Jenkins Salisbury
  • Katherine Salisbury
  • Don Carlos Smith
  • Agnes Smith
  • Lucy Smith
  • Joseph Smith, Sr.
  • Lucy Mack Smith
  • Hyrum Smith
  • Samuel H. Smith
  • William Smith
  • Don Carlos Smith
  • Oliver Cowdery
  • Frederick G. Williams
  • Sidney Rigdon
  • David Whitmer
  • John Whitmer
  • John Corrill
  • William W. Phelps
  • Joseph Smith, Jr.
  • Martin Harris
  • Morris Phelps
  • Newel Knight
  • Elias Higbee
  • Isaac Higbee
  • Elisha H. Groves
  • Levi Jackman
  • James Emmett
  • James Foster
  • Abigail Foster
  • Amos F. Herrick
  • Harriet Herrick
  • Orson Pratt
  • Asahel Perry
  • Charles N. Baldwin
  • Erastus Babbit
  • John Corrill
  • Eliza C. Brown
  • Ann R. Brown
  • Samuel Rolfe
  • Elizabeth Rolfe
  • Isaac Morley
  • Cyrus Smalling
  • Marcellus McKown
  • Seymour Brunson
  • Calvin Beebe
  • Jesse Hitchcock
  • Burr Riggs
  • Lovina Susan Riggs
  • Jacob Myres
  • Caleb Baldwin
  • George M. Hinkle
  • Jared Carter
  • Lydia Carter
  • Lyman Wight
  • Ezra Hayes
  • Heman Hyde
  • Frederick G. Williams
  • Rebecca Williams
  • Sidney Rigdon
  • Phebe Rigdon
  • Nancy Rigdon
  • Newel K. Whitney
  • Elizabeth Ann Whitney
  • Newel K. Whitney
  • Vinson Knight
  • Martha Knight
  • Julius Thompson
  • Sarah Thompson
  • Ethan Barrows
  • William Harris
  • George Morey
  • Charles C. Rich
  • Lyman Leonard
  • Abigail Dow
  • Applia Dow
  • Jonas Putnam
  • Sally Putnam
  • Gad Yale
  • George Robinson
  • Rhoda Cunningham
  • Harpin Riggs
  • Melinda Riggs
  • William Wightman
  • Dolly Wightman
  • Nathaniel Milliken
  • Mary Milliken
  • Tunis Rappleye
  • Louisa Rappleye
  • David Foote
  • Polly Brown
  • Sherman Brown
  • John Cooper
  • Elizabeth Cooper
  • Robert W. Bidwell
  • Betsey Bidwell
  • James Braden
  • Cornelius P. Lot
  • Elisha T. Ward
  • Sophronia Hinkly
  • Elijah Able
  • Susannah Hinkly
  • Lydia Knight
  • Elisha C. Hubbard
  • Charles Wood
  • Dolly Wood
  • George Washington Dunham
  • Betsy Dunham
  • Van Ranpelaer Swift
  • Alanson Eldridge
  • George Walter
  • Louisa Walter
  • Hiram Kellogg
  • Julian Moses
  • John Redford
  • Rebecca Redford
  • Lorena Church
  • George Dunn
  • James W. Angel
  • Phebe Angel
  • Abner Scovel
  • Elizabeth Scovel
  • Seth Church
  • Calvin Harkins
  • Truman O. Angel
  • Polly Angel
  • Joanna Swift
  • Solomon Angel
  • Eunice C. Angel
  • Jonathan Fisher
  • Ezra Thornton
  • Harriett Thornton
  • David Elliot
  • Mary Elliot
  • William Williams
  • John Murdock
  • Horace Purdy
  • Moses Clawson
  • Cornelia Clawson
  • Jacob Curtis
  • Cyprian Rudd
  • Sampson Avard
  • John Lytle
  • Josiah Richardson
  • Edward Thompson
  • Rhoda Thompson
  • Almira Foot
  • Cyrus Orvil Isham
  • Caroline Eliza Isham
  • Charlotte Orvilla Isham
  • Trephena Redfield
  • Marshall Brewster
  • Susan Wells
  • Simeon Carter
  • Joseph Bucklin Bosworth
  • Solomon Warner, Jr.
  • Amoranda Murdock
  • Joseph C. Kingsbury
  • Jeremiah Patterson
  • Eliza Patterson
  • John Davison
  • Betsey Lodema Davison
  • John Lawson
  • Elisha Smith
  • Rebecca Smith
  • Marietta Jacobs
  • Anna Buchanan
  • Dexter Stillman
  • Barbara Stillman
  • Salmon Gee
  • Sarah Gee
  • David Nelson
  • Mary Nelson
  • Simeon Dyke
  • Stephen Post
  • Nehemiah Harmon
  • Orrilla Harmon
  • Lewis Robbins
  • Aaron A. Avery
  • Fanny M. Avery
  • Gideon Ormsby
  • Esther Ormsby
  • William Corey
  • Barbara Corey
  • Jeremiah Curtis
  • Melinda Brasee
  • Fally St. John
  • Jesse Pratt
  • Zarah S. Cole
  • Ann Cole
  • Abigail McBride
  • Samuel McBride
  • John McBride
  • Minerva McBride
  • Reuben McBride
  • Mary Ann McBride
  • Mariah Crandall
  • Nathan Cheney
  • Eliza Ann Cheney
  • Russel Potter
  • Lorinna Potter
  • Ezekiel Kellogg
  • Lomira Kellogg
  • Joshua Smith
  • Josiah Pettingal
  • Lydia Pettengil
  • Jacob Chamberlain
  • John Allen
  • Julia Allen
  • Daniel S. Jackson
  • Melvin Wilbur
  • Eunice Wilbur
  • Nathan Lewis
  • Jemima Lewis
  • Joel Drewry
  • Thirza Drewry
  • Elijah Fordham
  • Zerubbabel Snow
  • Susan S. Snow
  • Asahel A. Lathrop
  • Cynthia Lathrop
  • Lemira Corkins
  • Edwin R. Corkins
  • Elizabeth A. Jacobs
  • John D. Baldwin
  • Jacob Kimble Chapman
  • Juliza Chapman
  • Hiram N. Byington
  • Sarah Byington
  • Jeremy Bartlet
  • Joseph Fielding
  • Allen Gray
  • Amos B. Fuller
  • Esther Fuller
  • Mary A. Baldwin
  • Duncan McArthur
  • Suke McArthur
  • Elisha Wright
  • Israel Calkins
  • Hannah Calkins
  • Benjamin Kempton
  • Matthew Allen
  • Anna Stanclift Allen
  • John Lyons
  • Jesse Baker
  • Sally Baker
  • Abram O. Smoot
  • Jacob Zundall
  • Jacob Strite
  • Joseph Cooper
  • Mary Cooper
  • David Gray
  • Sylvia Gray
  • Sally Gray
  • Joanna Gray
  • Israel Knapp
  • Nancy Richardson
  • Rhoda Ballard
  • Adeline Ballard
  • John Ballard
  • William Shuman
  • Mary M. Shuman
  • Ebenezer Robinson
  • Angeline Eliza Robinson
  • Issac Rogers
  • Susan Mills Rogers
  • Nuripa Ann Rogers
  • Oliver Snow
  • Rosetta L. Snow
  • Lucia Louisa Leavitt
  • Loren Babbit
  • Almira Babbit
  • Desdamona Fulmer
  • John W. Clark
  • Mariah Clark
  • Roswell Blood
  • Dominicus Carter
  • John Wilson
  • Samuel McClanathan
  • Wilford Woodruff
  • Phoebe W. Carter Woodruff
  • Jesse Turpin
  • Laban Morrel
  • Esther Loraine Brown
  • Huntington Johnson
  • Jemima Johnson
  • Henry Harmon
  • William Holton Sheldon
  • James Marvin Adams
  • Hannah Elizabeth Adams
  • Clarissa Aurelia Perry
  • Alexander Lyon
  • John Wesley Clark
  • Hannah Holmes
  • Peter Dustin
  • Walter M. Blanchard
  • Lyman Clisby
  • Hannah Clisby
  • Phinehas Richards
  • William McClerry
  • Noah Packard
  • Sophia Packard
  • James Chaney Snow
  • William W. Phelps
  • Samuel Parker
  • Willard Richards
  • Eliza Ann Snow
  • John Smith
  • Clarrisa Smith
  • George A. Smith
  • Joseph C. Kingsbury
  • Emanuel Masters Murphy
  • Nancy Judge Murphy

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church)
  • Personal Names :
  • Smith, Joseph, Jr., 1805-1844--Archives