Joseph Smith Worthen

Male2 October 1845–19 October 1921

Brief Life History 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 22. 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, 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
Mary Jane Heap
Marriage: 21 November 1870
Sarah Jane Worthen
Mary Alice Worthen
Joseph Smith Worthen Jr
Louise Worthen
William Worthen
Nellie Worthen
George Heap Worthen
Zaidee Worthen
Effie Worthen
Claude Worthen
Robert Worthen
Earl Worthen

Sources (32)

  • Joseph Worth*Y in household of Samuel Worth*Y, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Smith Worthen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Joseph S Worthen in entry for Robert Worthen, "Utah, World War I Service Questionnaires, 1914-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 November 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)


    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.


    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.

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    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 …

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