Person:Joseph Smith (10)

m. 24 Jan 1796
  1. Smith1797 - 1797
  2. Girl SMITH1797 - 1797
  3. Alvin Smith1798 - 1823
  4. Hyrum Smith1800 - 1844
  5. Sophronia SMITH1803 - 1840
  6. Joseph Smith, Jr.1805 - 1844
  7. Samuel Harrison SMITH1808 - 1844
  8. Ephraim SMITH1810 - 1810
  9. William B. Smith1811 - 1893
  10. Catherine SMITH1813 - 1900
  11. Don Carlos Smith1816 - 1841
  12. Lucy SMITH1821 - 1882
  • HJoseph Smith, Jr.1805 - 1844
  • WEmma Hale1804 - 1879
m. 18 JAN 1827
  1. Alvin SMITH1828 - 1828
  2. Julia Murdock SMITH1830/31 - 1880
  3. Joseph Murdock SMITH1830/31 - 1831/32
  4. Thaddeus SMITH1830/31 - 1830/31
  5. Louisa SMITH1830/31 - 1830/31
  6. Joseph Smith, III1832 - 1914
  7. Frederick Granger WILLIAMS SMITH1836 - 1862
  8. Alexander HALE SMITH1838 - 1909
  9. Don Carlos SMITH1840 - 1841
  10. Son SMITH1842 - 1842
  11. Boy SMITH1842 - 1842
  12. David Hyrum SMITH1844 - 1904
  • HJoseph Smith, Jr.1805 - 1844
  • WLucy WALKER1826 - 1910
m. 1 MAY 1843
Facts and Events
Name[1] Joseph Smith, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Dec 1805 Sharon, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Marriage 18 JAN 1827 South Bainbridge, Chenango, NYto Emma Hale
Confirmation[2] 15 May 1829 Harmony, Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage 1 MAY 1843 to Lucy WALKER
Death[1] 27 Jun 1844 Carthage Jail, Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois
Burial? 29 Jun 1844 Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States


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Joseph Smith, Jr. (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader who founded the Latter Day Saint movement, the predominant branch of which is Mormonism. At age twenty-four, Smith published the Book of Mormon, and by the time of his death fourteen years later, he had attracted tens of thousands of followers, established cities and temples, and founded a religion and a religious culture that continues to the present day.

Smith was born in Sharon, Vermont, and by 1817 had moved with his family to western New York, then the site of intense religious revivalism as part of the Second Great Awakening. There, according to Smith, he saw and heard a series of visions beginning in the early 1820s; in the first of these visions "two personages" (implied to be God the Father and the Son) appeared to him, and in subsequent visions an angel directed Smith to a buried book of golden plates inscribed with a Judeo-Christian history of an ancient American civilization. In 1830, Smith published what he said was an English translation of these plates, titled the Book of Mormon. Also in 1830, he organized the Church of Christ, calling it a restoration of the early Christian church. Church members were later called "Latter Day Saints", or "Mormons".

In 1831, Smith and his followers moved west with plans to build a communalistic American Zion. They gathered in Kirtland, Ohio, and established an outpost in Independence, Missouri, which was intended to be Zion's "center place". During the 1830s, Smith sent out missionaries, published revelations, and supervised construction of an expensive temple. However, due to the collapse of a church-sponsored bank and violent skirmishes with angry non-Mormon Missourians, Smith's dreams of building Zion in Missouri and Ohio failed by the end of the decade. In the early 1840s, Smith established a new city called Nauvoo, Illinois, where he was a spiritual and political leader. In 1844, Smith and the Nauvoo city council angered non-Mormons by ordering a printing press destroyed after it was used to publish an exposé critical of Smith's power and practice of polygamy. During the ensuing controversy, Smith was imprisoned in Carthage, Illinois, and killed when a mob stormed the jailhouse.

During his lifetime, Smith published many revelations and other texts that his followers regard as scripture. His teachings include unique views about the nature of God, cosmology, family structures, political organization, and religious collectivism. His followers regard him as a prophet comparable to Moses and Elijah, while detractors view him as a false prophet or religious impostor. Smith's legacy includes many religious denominations, the largest of which are The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Community of Christ.


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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Joseph Smith, Jr. entry, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).

    "Joseph Smith Jr. was the founder and leader of the Latter Day Saint movement. His followers revere him as the first prophet of the latter days. Critics regarded him, his religion, and his politics with contempt and often violence: Smith and his brother Hyrum were killed when a mob attacked the Carthage, Illinois jail where the two were incarcerated"

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