Joseph Smith Worthen

2 October 1845–19 October 1921 (Age 76)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Worthen was born on 2 October 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel Worthen, was 19 and his mother, Sarah Ellen Hallam, was 21. He married Mary Jane Heap on 21 November 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. In 1862, at the age of 16, his occupation is listed as called by brigham young to pioneer this area in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. He died on 19 October 1921, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Worthen
1845–1921
Mary Jane Heap
1852–1914
Marriage: 21 November 1870
Sarah Jane Worthen
1871–1931
Mary Alice Worthen
1873–1913
Joseph Smith Worthen Jr
1875–1946
Louise Worthen
1877–1968
William Worthen
1879–1933
Nellie Worthen
1881–1948
George Heap Worthen
1884–1963
Zaidee Worthen
1887–1948
Effie Worthen
1889–1952
Claude Worthen
1891–1964
Robert Worthen
1893–1947
Earl Worthen
1897–1929

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
    Age 1
    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
    1865
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Old English worthign ‘enclosure, homestead’ or a habitational name from any of several places so named, such as Worthen in Shropshire or Worthing in Norfolk.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Worthing
    Worden
    Worthan

    Story Highlight

    Worthen, Joseph Smith

    My Memories of Grandpa Joseph Smith Worthen and Grandma Mary Jane Heap Worthen by Clesta Worthen Adams Grandpa Worthen died when I was ten years old. We lived across town from him, and I don't remembe …

    Sources (31)

    • Joseph Worth*Y in household of Samuel Worth*Y, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joseph S. Warthen in entry for William Warthen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joseph S Worthen in household of Samuel Worthen, "United States Census, 1860"

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