Mormon studies, Katharine Smith Salisbury, Joseph Smith, vision
Katharine Smith Salisbury was the last surviving member of the Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith family and the only member of that family to witness the dawning of a new century. Because she was a member of the first family of the Restoration, Katharine, like her mother, was frequently sought out by converts, missionaries, and reporters for her recollections of these early events. Such visitors reported that she was a willing and able conversationalist on matters pertaining to her family and was quick to share her testimony of the truth of the work they helped to establish. Her early connection with Mormonism and her willingness to speak and write about her experiences make Katharine's recollections an important source for the study of early Latter-day Saint history. One such recollection, published by a newspaper in 1895, appears at the end of this article.
Walker, Kyle R.
"Katharine Smith Salisbury's Recollections of Joseph's Meetings with Moroni,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 41
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol41/iss3/4