Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Cabin Site
Last Sunday I discovered the location of the cabin of Joseph Smith, Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith. I was reading the Memoirs of Joseph Smith III, and he identified the spot where his grandparents has lived. The spot is now commemorated by a console of electrical meters.
The site is on the northwest corner of the Joseph Smith, Jr. block, so in a straight line between the Mansion House and the Nauvoo House, northeast of the Homestead. My understanding is that they lived in a temporary location previous to this site.
I believe that the Community of Christ should put a marker on the spot. The former inhabitants were two of the finest people to have ever breathed. I plan to mention it to them sometime.