Joseph Smith Turley
1846-1847

Born: 5 December 1846 in Winter Quarters (now Omaha), Douglas County, Nebraska1
Died: 5 March 1847 in Winter Quarters (now Omaha), Douglas County, Nebraska2
Buried: Winter Quarters Cemetery in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska3
FamilySearch ID: K6WK-1CW
FindaGrave Memorial ID:  35005598

Joseph Smith Turley was the son of Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift.

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Life Sketch

Joseph Smith Turley and his twin brother, Hyrum Smith Turley, were the sons of Theodore Turley and Sarah Ellen Clift. They were born 5 December 1846 at Winter Quarters (now Omaha), Douglas County, Nebraska.4

Joseph Smith Turley and Hyrum Smith Turley in the Family Memorial for Sarah Ellen Clift

Joseph Smith Turley only lived three months. He died of “water in [the] brain” on 5 March 1846. Joseph’s twin brother, Hyrum, died the following month. Both babies were buried in grave number 95 at the Winter Quarters Cemetery.5

Joseph Smith Turley in the Winter Quarters sexton record (1847)

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1846
December 5: Joseph Smith Turley and his twin brother, Hyrum Smith Turley, were born at Winter Quarters (now Omaha), Douglas County, Nebraska.6

1847
March 5: Three-month-old Joseph Smith Turley died of “water in [the] brain” at Winter Quarters. He was buried in grave number 95 at the Winter Quarters Cemetery in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.7

Important Places

Winter Quarters, Nebraska: Joseph Smith Turley and his twin brother, Hyrum, were born at Winter Quarters in December 1846. They both died as infants and were buried together in grave number 95 at the Winter Quarters Cemetery.

  1. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 23 of 51, Joseph Smith Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=22, accessed March 2021.
  2. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 23 of 51, Joseph Smith Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=22, accessed March 2021.
  3. Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 23 of 51, Joseph Smith Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=22, accessed March 2021; FindaGrave.com, Joseph Smith Turley (5 Dec 1846–5 Mar 1847), memorial no. 35005598, citing Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA.
  4. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 23 of 51, Joseph Smith Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=22, accessed March 2021.
  5. Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 23 of 51, Joseph Smith Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=22, accessed March 2021.
  6. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 23 of 51, Joseph Smith Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=22, accessed March 2021.
  7. Family Memorial-Sarah Ellen Clift; Winter Quarters sexton’s records, 1846-1848, Record book, image 23 of 51, Joseph Smith Turley, Church History Library, https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/assets?id=1647eb3e-6020-4669-91a2-603820678def&crate=0&index=22, accessed March 2021; FindaGrave.com, Joseph Smith Turley (5 Dec 1846–5 Mar 1847), memorial no. 35005598, citing Mormon Pioneer Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA.