Hyrum Smith

“I had been abused and thrust into a dungeon, and confined for months on account of my faith, and the “testimony of Jesus Christ.” However I thank God that I felt a determination to die, rather than deny the things which my eyes had seen, which my hands had handled, and which I had borne testimony to, wherever my lot had been cast; and I can assure my beloved brethren that I was enabled to bear as strong a testimony, when nothing but death presented itself, as ever I did in my life. My confidence in God, was likewise unshaken.”


February 9: 1800: Hyrum Smith was born in Tunbridge, Vermont, the second son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith.


“he said he had but too hands and too eyes he said he had seen the plates with his eyes and handled them with his hands.”

Life Stories
by Susan Easton Black

Hyrum stood by his brother Joseph in the best and worst of times. Contemporary Mary Ann Winters said, “One is not …