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This new book by author, Don H. Lee tells the story of Lovina Smith and Lorin Walker as they move through the events of the restoration. It tells of how their paths crossed in Far West, how they eventually married in Nauvoo, and how they eventually made it to the valley several years after most of the other family members. It is a love story, of two people in love, of family members supporting each other and of their dedication to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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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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History is filled with the names of exceptional women, but few have exhibited the courage and faith of Mary Fielding Smith, the daughter of a Bedfordshire farmer-preacher, who left her native land and became a heroine in her own right. She became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada and then joined the body of Saints in the United States, witnessing the onslaught of intolerance against the Mormons in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.
As the wife of Hyrum Smith the Patriarch, she knew the joys of marriage only to have them abruptly terminated when a mob killed her husband. Mary Fielding Smith reveals the life of a courageous and inspiring woman. Her life was one of conflict, but this sharpened her determination, made her a fighter, and drove her to greater heights.
Written by Mary Fielding Smith’s descendant, Don Cecil Corbett, this is an LDS classic you won’t want to miss.
by Pearson H. Corbett
“Blessed is my servant Hyrum Smith,” said the Savior, “for I, the Lord, love him because of the integrity of his heart, and because he loveth that which is right before me” (D&C 124:15).
The Prophet Joseph Smith wrote of Hyrum, “I could pray in my heart that all my brethren were like unto my beloved brother Hyrum, for truly he possesses the mildness of a Lamb, and the integrity of Job; and in short the meek and quiet spirit, of Jesus Christ; and I love him with that love, that is stronger than death.”
This wonderful book reveals much that is little known about this devoted older brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith. It describes Hyrum’s role in the restoration of the gospel, his duties in the Church, his home life, his role in the building of the Kirtland Temple, his life in Nauvoo, and his martyrdom with Joseph, whom he refused to leave in the Carthage Jail.
Hyrum Smith-Patriarch is indeed a classic biography of one of the Church’s greatest yet most often overlooked leaders. It will continue to provide inspiration and understanding for years to come.