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Emma Hale Smith Bidamon
Emma Hale Smith Bidamon circa 1844
Emma Hale Smith circa 1844
1st President of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo
March 17, 1842 (1842-03-17) – 1844
Called by Joseph Smith
Successor Eliza R. Snow
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Born Emma Hale
(1804-07-10)July 10, 1804
Harmony Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died April 30, 1879(1879-04-30) (aged 74)
Nauvoo House, Nauvoo, Illinois, U.S.
Resting place Smith Family Cemetery, Nauvoo
40°32′26″N 91°23′31″W / 40.5406°N 91.3920°W / 40.5406; -91.3920 (Smith Family Cemetery)
Notable works A Collection of Sacred Hymns
Latter Day Saints' Selection of Hymns
Spouse(s)
Children 11 (see Children of Joseph Smith)
Signature  
Signature of Emma Smith

Emma Hale Smith Bidamon (July 10, 1804 – April 30, 1879) was the wife of Joseph Smith and a leader in the early days of the Latter Day Saint movement, both during Joseph's lifetime and afterward as a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (RLDS Church). In 1842, when the Ladies' Relief Society of Nauvoo was formed as a women's service organization, she was elected by its members as the organization's first president.

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