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 Alvin Smith

Alvin Smith

Birth
Oakland, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Jun 1828
Oakland, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Oakland, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot OLDEST SECTION closest to Oakland. GPS coordinates offer approximate grave location. Grave marker a couple lots inward from his grandparents Hale
Memorial ID 9311068 · View Source
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Alvin, the first child born to the Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife Emma, died shortly after birth.

Emma had nearly died also and Joseph spent several weeks lovingly nursing her back to health while anxiously waiting for Martin Harris to return with the 116 pages of manuscript.

After moving to Fayette to finish the translation in June of 1829, Joseph returned to his home at Harmony around August of that same year. But with persecution increasing, and with concerns for their own safety, Joseph and Emma permanently left Harmony in late August of 1830, moving first to Fayette and ultimately on to Ohio.

McKune Cemetery – This small cemetery is located just to the left of the Aaronic Priesthood Monument. With your back to the monument, the graves of Isaac and Elizabeth Hale are located about the sixth row from the far left corner (very close to the road). Notice that the original headstones are imbedded in new headstones so that you can view the original on one side and you are able to read the text on the other side. Isaac passed away in 1839 at the age of 75 and Elizabeth died 3 years later also at age 75. About four headstones to the right of Elizabeth Hale’s grave is the grave of Alva or Alvin Smith, who was born and died on June 15, 1828. Also notice the gravestone just to the right of Alvin’s. It is that of his cousin, Nancy Hale, the daughter of Jesse and Mary Hale (Emma’s brother and sister-in-law). Nancy died just a few months before Alvin, on January 29, 1828. She was just 2 ½ years old.

"The Lord takes many away even in infancy that they may escape the envy of man, and the sorrows and evils of this present world--they were too lovely and too pure to live on earth." - Joseph Smith

"And I also beheld that all children who die before they arrive at the years of accountability are saved in the celestial kingdom of heaven." - Joseph Smith, D&C 137:10


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  • Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
  • Added: 12 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9311068
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alvin Smith (15 Jun 1828–15 Jun 1828), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9311068, citing McKune Cemetery, Oakland, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Carl W. McBrayer (contributor 46558074) .