Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844)

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Birth 23 December 1805
Sharon, Windsor Co., Vermont, United States
Marriage Wives of Joseph Smith
Death 27 June 1844
Carthage, Hancock Co., Illinois, United States
Gender Male
Religious Influence
Callings President of the Church of Christ, 25 January 1832 - 27 June 1844
Occupation Mayor of Nauvoo, Illinois, 19 May 1842 – 27 June 1844
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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. He 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.

Published Works

  • Book of Mormon, as translator (1830)


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