Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844)
|Birth||23 December 1805|
Sharon, Windsor, Vermont, United States
|Marriage||Wives of Joseph Smith|
|Death||27 June 1844|
Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States
|Callings||President of the Church of Christ, 1832-1844|
|Occupations||Mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois, 1842–1844|
|JSPP||Joseph Smith and His Papers: An Introduction|
Joseph Smith, Jr. is the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. He was born in Vermont on 23 December 1805 to Joseph Smith, Sr. and Lucy Mack. Eloping with Emma Hale, the two were wed on 18 January 1827. He translated The Book of Mormonand published it in early 1830. A short time later, Joseph participated in the organization of the Church of Christ on 6 April 1830. On 25 January 1832 he was sustained as President of the Church and he served in the position until his death on 27 June 1844. He also became the mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois, on 19 May 1842. He practiced polygamy and was married to a disputed number of women (see Wives of Joseph Smith.
- The Book of Mormon (1830)
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- Joseph Smith Chronology. http://josephsmith.byu.edu/
- Joseph Smith, Prophets of the Restoration videos. http://history.lds.org/article/joseph-smith-video-downloads
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- Smith, Lucy Mack. Biographical Sketches of Joseph Smith, the Prophet, and His Progenitors for Many Generations. Liverpool: Published for Orson Pratt by S. W. Richards, 1853. https://archive.org/details/BiographicalSketchesOfJosephSmithTheProphet (accessed 26 June 2014).
- Joseph Smith, Sr. (1771-1840)
- Lucy Mack (1775-1856)
- Emma Hale (1804-1879)
- Joseph Smith III (1832-1914)