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Emma Smith

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Birthday
10, 1804
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
DEATH DATE
Apr 30, 1879 (74)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1804
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
DEATH DATE
Apr 30, 1879 (74)

About

Remembered best as the original wife of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism) founder Joseph Smith, this Pennsylvania-born woman is also notable for her leadership of the Ladies' Relief Society of Nauvoo (Illinois). 

Before Fame

In her early adulthood years, she served as a scribe during her husband's dictation of the Book of Mormon.

Trivia

In the mid-1830s, she was responsible for organizing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' first collection of hymns.

Family Life

Her seventeen-year marriage to Joseph Smith resulted in eleven children. She later had a three-decade-long marriage to Lewis Bidamon.

Associated With

She and poet Eliza Snow were both wives of Joseph Smith, Jr.