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Posted by: lisadee ( )
Date: September 14, 2018 02:34PM

"Decoy caskets for the funeral were filled with sandbags to protect Joseph’s and Hyrum’s bodies. A $1,000 reward had been offered for the head of Joseph Smith. William W. Phelps preached the funeral service at the Nauvoo Temple."

—Norman Rothman, "The Unauthorized Biography of Joseph Smith," Page 360; "Martyred," 201

Cited in "500 Little-Known Facts about Joseph Smith," 225, 227

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Posted by: lisadee ( )
Date: September 14, 2018 02:34PM

....like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?"

LOL

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Posted by: You Too? ( )
Date: September 17, 2018 01:54PM

Julia Grant for one.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: September 14, 2018 03:59PM

the General & his wife!

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Posted by: Richard Foxe ( )
Date: September 16, 2018 09:40AM

As it's a mausoleum above ground, the correct answer is "nobody" (buried).

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Posted by: lisadee ( )
Date: September 14, 2018 04:13PM

Hie and GNPE:

Dang. It was a joke. I was just bringing attn to the info that they initially used sand bags to protect their corpses.


Note to self:
Maybe they think you're special ed or sumpn. Geez.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: September 14, 2018 04:19PM

No Worries, my quest for accuracy has been dis-respected in Lots of places, most of them LDS or LDS related!


Smiles!!

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: September 17, 2018 09:31AM

I just think the full story (sandbags, multiple burials and moves) is quite interesting -- and typically wacky mormonism. No special ed assumptions involved :)

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: September 14, 2018 05:14PM

Wasn't his body moved to an undisclosed place so vandals couldn't rob his grave? I heard Emma had that done, secretly of course.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: September 15, 2018 09:39AM


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/15/2018 09:39AM by Amyjo.

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Posted by: Chicken N. Backpacks ( )
Date: September 14, 2018 09:06PM

And the Church™ has been sandbagging ever since.

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Posted by: memikeyounot ( )
Date: September 14, 2018 09:39PM

+1 (there's my first foray into the pseudo Like Button)

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Posted by: GNPE1 ( )
Date: September 14, 2018 11:52PM

3 are interred together in a public (?) place with names showing now.

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Posted by: outin76 ( )
Date: September 15, 2018 01:46AM

Might be interesting to know what is buried with him? Books, manuscripts, historical docs etc

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: September 15, 2018 09:40AM

My never Mo Masonic grandpa was buried in his final resting place with a pack of cigarettes and a book of matches tucked inside his suit jacket, in Utah. He detested Mormons with a passion. Wouldn't speak to my mom for fourteen years after she converted, until on his deathbed when he had a change of heart. Masonics in Utah refused to allow Mormons admission to the Masonics until several years after grandpa's passing. I can only imagine how much influence he had into that policy while he was alive?!

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Posted by: Just Sayn’ ( )
Date: September 16, 2018 12:00AM

IIRC, Joseph was dipped in gold leaf like the Moroni statues and placed in the Holy of Holies to be worshipped. :)

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Posted by: moremany-NLI ( )
Date: September 16, 2018 12:31PM


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Posted by: You Too? ( )
Date: September 17, 2018 02:02PM

It was moved a couple of times. The last time his skeleton was examined (wasn't he supposed to be resurrected already) and his severe dental occlusion was noted.

Don't remember reading anything about his missing leg bone.


http://www.moroni10.com/graves/Joseph_Smith.html

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