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Lucy Mack Smith

July 8, 1775–May 14, 1856

Born at Gilsum, Cheshire County, New Hampshire; daughter of Lydia Gates and Solomon Mack Sr. Married Joseph Smith Sr., 1796; eleven children. Baptized, April 6, 1830. Lived at The Kingdom, unincorporated settlement near Waterloo, Seneca County, New York, 1830–1831. Led a company of approximately eighty branch members from Fayette, Seneca County, to Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio, 1831. Moved to Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, 1838; to Quincy, Adams County, Illinois, 1839; and to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock County, Illinois, 1839. Widowed, 1840. Joined the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo at its second meeting, March 24, 1842. Lived at Colchester, McDonough County, Illinois, 1846–1852. Wrote a narrative history of the Smith family, published as Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith, 1853. Died at Nauvoo. 1 (See Document 1.2, first mentioned here)


  1. [1] “People of the Time,” database, The Joseph Smith Papers (, accessed May 2023), Lucy Mack Smith. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Jan. 6, 2016), Lucy Smith KWJR-TZM.