Joseph Smith descendant's conversion inspires music

As a child, Kimberly Jo Smith did not know she was related to the first modern-day prophet of a church with millions of members.

Kimberly Smith, a descendant of the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr., grew up in Tennessee and discovered the path of her family tree as a preteen.

"I grew up without a knowledge of the church or who Joseph was until I was 12 when I went to my grandma's house and I saw some portraits, and it was Joseph and Emma," Kimberly Smith said. "I was very drawn to those, and I asked my grandma who it was, and she said that was my great-great-grandparents, and (Joseph) had started a church. She was referring to the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), which was a break-off."

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