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Mary Smith (Fielding)

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Honidon,Bedfordshire,England
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Fielding and Rachel Abbotson
Wife of Heber C. Kimball, Apostle, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Hyrum Smith
Mother of Joseph F. Smith, President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Martha Ann Smith
Sister of John Fielding; James Fielding; Thomas Fielding; Joseph Fielding; Ann Fielding and 4 others
Half sister of Sarah Fielding; Mary Fielding; John Fielding; Marmaduke Fielding; William Fielding and 1 other

Managed by: Kjell-Ottar Olsen
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About Mary Smith

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"...Mary Fielding Smith Kimball (July 21, 1801 – September 21, 1852) was an early member of the Latter Day Saint movement, the second wife of LDS Church leader Hyrum Smith and the mother of Joseph F. Smith.

Mary Fielding was born in Bedfordshire, England on July 21, 1801. She was the sixth child of John Fielding and Rachel Ibbotson, who were active in the growing Methodist movement in the area. In 1834, Mary emigrated to join her brother Joseph and her sister Mercy in Toronto, Canada. At the suggestion of the LDS prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr., the recently widowed Hyrum Smith courted Mary Fielding and the couple married on December 24, 1837..."

"...Mary Fielding Smith died in Salt Lake City, Utah at the home of her second husband Heber C. Kimball, on September 21, 1852 apparently of pneumonia..."


Second wife of LDS Church Patriarch Hyrum Smith. After her family's conversion, they emigrated to Nauvoo to join with the rest of the Saints. Hyrum's first wife, Jerusha, passed away in Kirtland. After the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum, Mary fled with the rest of the Saints to Utah, her seven year old son Joseph F., who would later become sixth President of the Church, drove the wagon all the way there. She died faithful to the Church, in the home of Apostle Heber C. Kimball. Her home is now preserved at This is the Place State Park, at the base of Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah.



Hyrum Smith (1800 - 1844)


Heber Chase Kimball (1801 - 1868)



Joseph Fielding Smith (1838 - 1918) NOTE Joseph was the leader of the LDS church during the first two decades of the 20th century and was the first president of the chruch to be born to LDS parents.


Martha Ann Smith Harris (1841 - 1923

Created by: Chad Stowell

Record added: Apr 14, 2002

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Mary Smith's Timeline

July 21, 1801
May 21, 1836
Age 34
May 21, 1836
Age 34
May 21, 1836
Age 34
May 21, 1836
Age 34
May 21, 1836
Age 34
May 21, 1836
Age 34
November 13, 1838
Age 37
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA
May 14, 1841
Age 39
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA