Join the Hyrum Smith Family Association


Becoming a member is completely free, with no obligations. You need to provide your name, how you are related to Hyrum Smith, and a request to become a member of this organization. Thereafter you will participate in the periodic election of the Board of Trustees, and will also vote on projects to be considered by the Association / Corporation. You will be kept current, by email, on the activities of the Association.

To become a member, click on the Join the Family Association link and fill out the registration profile.

Please encourage other family members to join.

Thank you,

E. Gary Smith

Jerusha: Hyrum’s First Love

Jerusha: Hyrum's First Love

by Don Lee

My story has never been told. I am Jerusha Barden Smith, wife of Hyrum Smith, and this is my story – at last.”

Step back in time and experience the amazing events of the Restoration which changed the course of history. See the stirring drama unfold through the eyes of a young woman who was the first person outside of the immediate Smith family to accept the concept that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he was in the process of restoring Christ’s Church to the earth. That wondrous decision did not come without pain, heartache, and trial. It was during the fall of 1826 that she made the difficult, yet joyful, choice to marry Joseph’s tall, kind, handsome brother, Hyrum. This is the story of her life and her participation in the Restoration up to the moment of her untimely death. Her example of perseverance, courage, and faithfulness is worthy of our admiration and our gratitude.

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Hyrum Smith’s Desk

Dear Family,

The attached photo purports to be a desk belonging to Hyrum Smith. When checking with the LDS Archives, however, they tell me that the provenance on this desk is not strong and that their catalog on this desk reads “Possibly has to do with Hyrum Smith.” I am wondering if we can ask the family if there is anyone who might have information on this desk and its provenance? If so would would they contact the Hyrum Smith Family Association with that information? Thank you for your consideration.

Vivian Adams
Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family Association
Educational Outreach

Hyrum Smith Desk