Hyrum Smith (February 9, 1800 June 27, 1844) was the older brother of Joseph Smith, Jr., and a leader in the early Latter Day Saint movement. Hyrum was born in Tunbridge, Vermont to Joseph Smith, Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith on February 9, 1800. Hyrum received a limited education, and established himself as a farmer. He married Jerusha Barden (1805-1837), on November 2, 1826, and had four daughters and two sons. After Jerusha's death, he married Mary Fielding in 1837, and she bore him a son and a daughter. Hyrum's descendents have played significant roles in LDS history. His son by Mary Fielding Smith, Joseph F. Smith, served as President of the Church between 1901 and 1918. His grandson, Joseph Fielding Smith served as Church President between 1970 and 1972. His eldest son, John Smith served as Presiding Patriarch of the LDS Church between 1855 and 1911, and John Smith's descendents held this post until 1979..
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