Joseph Frances Smith Family Bible
Derbyshire, England / New Orleans, LA
Bible bears the publication date of 1807 in Liverpool.
In 1997 Bible was in possession of Joseph Smith’s great-great granddaughter Joyce Cunningham Prosser of Louisiana.
Joseph Smith Born November 11th 1794
Rosannah Smith Born April 16th 1797 & Died Sept. 16, 1867
Joseph and Rosannah Smith Married December 25, 1817
Ann Smith the Daughter of Joseph and Rosannah Smith Born Novr. 28th 1818
John Smith son of Joseph and Rosannah Smith Born December 1st 1820.
Thomas Smith son of Joseph and Rosannah Smith Born September 6th 1823
William Smith son Joseph and Rosannah Smith Born October 8th 1825.
Eliza Smith Daughter of Joseph and Rosannah Born Sept. 2th 1828
Anthoney Reuben Smith son of Joseph and Rosannah Smith Born Augt. 13th 1831
Francis Smith son of Joseph and Rosannah Smith Born Sept. 24th 1833.
Albert Smith son of Joseph and Rosannah Smith Born December 10th 1835
Rosanah Smith Daughter of Joseph and Rosannah Smith Born May 26th 1838
Ann Smith Daughter of Joseph and Rosannah Smith Born August 9th 1840
Catherine Smith Daughter of Joseph and Rosannah Born October 9th 1842
Transcription of a loose page found within the Bible:
John Smith issue of John and Mary Smith of Alsop-en-le-dale and Ashbourn was born 3rd day of December 1757. ------------- Interred Brampton.
Ann Brittlebank Daughter of Francis & Sarah Brittlebank of Winster was born 22nd July 1761. Died 23rd July 1823. Interred at Brampton Parish Church.
The aforesaid John Smith & Ann Brittlebank were married at the Parish Church of Alstonefield in the County of Stafford on the 3rd Day of May 1779. England.
Issues of the aforesaid John and Ann Smith
John Born Decr. 21st 1779. Died 18th Mar. 1834. Buried at Alsop.
William Born Octr. 13th 1780 + Died April 17th 1781. Buried at Chesterfield.
Sarah Born May 26th 1782.
Mary Born Novr. 3rd 1784 + Died 17th Apr. 1827. Buried at Stockport.
George Born Sept. 6th 1786.
Ann Born June 21st 1788 + Died 16th August 1850. Buried in N.O./at New Orleans Louisiana.
Elizabeth Born June 20th 1790. died 29th Feby. 1832. Buried at Brampton.
William Born May 18th 1792.
Joseph Born Novr. 11th 1794. Died Jul. Aged 64 years in 1858.
Thos. Born Decr. 21st 1796 + Died in Apr. 1798. Buried at Chesterfield.
Harriet Born May 20th 1799 + Died 13th Jany. 1801. Buried at St. George’s Morough London.
Saml. & Fras. Born Jany. 13th 1802 + Died the same day. Buried at Brampton.
Charles Born Decr. 3rd 1802 + Died 11th Jany. 1807. Buried at Chesterfield.
Harriet Born Mar. 31st 1806 + died 31st Decr. 1839 – Intered at Stockport.
Ann Smith Mother of the above children Died 14th July 1823. Buried at Brampton.
Tho. Smith Son of the above Sarah Smith Born 20 Sept. at No. 5 Clarance Place St. Georges, Moro London.
Also in family Bible:
Son; John Smith Esq.
No. 6 Dixon Lane (?)
In Care of ------------- found to Sheffield
to Sheffield ff