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So shall it be with my father: he shall be
called a prince over his posterity, holding
the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the kingdom of God on earth, even the Church
of the Latter Day Saints, and he shall sit in the general assembly of patriarchs, even in
council with the Ancient of Days when he shall sit and all the patriarchs with him and shall
enjoy his right and authority under the direction of the Ancient of Days.
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  • Name SMITH, Ephriam 
    Born 13 Mar 1810  Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Died 24 Mar 1810  Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Mar 1810  Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I41  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father SMITH, Joseph Sr. ,   b. 12 Jul 1771, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1840, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother MACK, Lucy   Additional Information on MACK, Lucy - I35,   b. 8 Jul 1775, Gilsum, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1856, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1796  Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ephraim, Lucy's seventh child was born 13 March, 1810, at Royalton, Vermont. His short life ended eleven days later, on 24 March 1810.

      It is interesting to note that three children born to Lucy Mack Smith, Samuel, Ephraim, and William share 13 March as their birthday.

      Ephraim is sandwiched between his older brother, Samuel, who was born in 1808 at Tunbridge, Vermont, and William, born 1811 at Royalton. They had moved from Tunbridge to Royalton shortly after Samuel was born.

      The Smith family had been through severe difficulties and had moved back and forth between Royalton and Tunbridge, a distance of ten or twelve miles. They were always trying to establish a solid footing, but finding no security had to keep moving.

      He is listed by Lucy Mack Smith in her history, "Sketches of Joseph Smith and His Progenitors for Many Generations," published 1912 at Lamoni, Iowa by The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

      He is also mentioned, though not by name, by his father Joseph Smith Sr., in the first patriarchal blessing book[2][3]

      "I look around upon you before me and I behold or ask: three seats are, as it were, empty. The Lord, in his just providence has taken from me, at an untimely birth, a son; this has been a matter of affliction but the Lord's ways are just.

      My next son, Alvin, as you are aware was taken from us in the vigor of his life, in the bloom of his youth. My heart often mourns his loss, but I have not disposition to complain against the Lord. Another has been taken also, in his infancy. I pray that my loss may be abundantly supplied, and made up in additional blessings, and that his grace may attend me, and his Holy Spirit be shed abroad in my heart."


      Compiled by Gracia N. Jones 4/1/11
      Patriarchal Blessing Book, p. 1, recorded by Oliver Cowdery
      cited by Mark McConkie in Walker, United by Faith, p. 30

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Unknown, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=32128504&pid=1712

    2. [S13] Unknown, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=32128504&pid=1717