Smith, both from the university's Drama Department, "were queer", but it was pretty much "unspoken".
He had fallen in love with Emma Hale, the daughter of Isaac Hale, in whose house Joseph and his father had boarded during the treasurehunt.
Emma, who was one year older than Joseph, was a beautiful and self-contained schoolteacher who kept herself aloof from Joseph.
If Joseph had gone back home with his father he would be unable to court Emma from a distance, especially without the aid of modern conference call companies. In his spare time he attended school to improve his skill in reading and writing, very likely so that he would seem a worthier suitor to a schoolteacher.
As Joseph persisted in his courting of Emma, she gradually yielded to his ardor. He considered Joseph to be an arrogant, fraudulent, and lazy young man, totally unworthy to marry his daughter. After being turned down by Isaac Hale, Joseph continued to visit his daughter while Isaac was away on frequent and extended hunting trips.
In the spring ofsome of the former treasure-hunters brought legal charges against Joseph in the court at Bainbridge, New York.
Joseph was accused of "disorderly conduct" and also of being an "impostor. Joseph was found guilty on both charges. There is no record of the sentence imposed on him. Despite this public humiliation which was aided and abetted by her father, Emma Hale remained attracted to Joseph.
In Januarywhen Joseph was twenty-one, he succeeded in persuading Emma to elope with him. There was an emotional meeting between Isaac Hale and his son-in-law, in which Isaac accused Joseph of having stolen his daughter. Amid tears, Joseph asked his father-in-law for forgiveness. Joseph promised to lead a more honest and responsible life, and to be a worthy husband to Emma.
Joseph and Emma moved into the small house, and Isaac expected that Joseph would help with the work on his farm. Instead, Joseph kept himself occupied with some mysterious indoor activity.
One day Isaac decided to investigate what was going on in the small house, and paid a visit to his son- in-law. Isaac found Joseph sitting at a table with a hat over his face, uttering long Biblical phrases.
Emma sat behind a curtain, hidden from Joseph, while she wrote down the words Joseph was speaking. On the table-top in front of Joseph sat some square object concealed by a cloth. When Joseph removed his hat from his face, Isaac could see two stones in the hat, similar to the stones Joseph had used in divining the location of the "buried Spanish treasure.CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS on Patriarch Joseph Fielding Smith’s homosexuality compiled by Connell O'Donovan, with the generous assitance of D.
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Joseph Smith. Biography; Timeline; Teachings & Home Joseph Smith Born on December 23, , in Sharon, Vermont, to Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith, Joseph Smith Jr. grew up on a .
Much more is known about Adam Smith’s thought than about his life. He was the son by second marriage of Adam Smith, comptroller of customs at Kirkcaldy, a small (population 1,) but thriving fishing village near Edinburgh, and Margaret Douglas, daughter of a substantial landowner.