Joseph and Hyrum Smith Were Together in Life and in Death

Doctrine and Covenants 135:3

3 . . . He [the Prophet Joseph Smith] lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood; and so has his brother Hyrum. In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!

President M. Russell Ballard said:

“To Joseph, Hyrum became companion, protector, provider, confidant, and eventually joined him as a martyr. Unjust persecution engulfed them throughout their lives.”

(“Hyrum Smith: ‘Firm As the Pillars of Heaven’” Ensign, Nov. 1995, 7.)