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Joseph Smith

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: September 14, 1840 (69)
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, United States (Natural Causes)
Immediate Family:

Son of Asael Smith, I and Mary Elizabeth Smith
Husband of Lucy Smith
Father of Baby Boy Smith; Alvin Smith; Hyrum Smith; Sophronia Stoddard McCleary; Joseph Smith, Jr., Prophet and 6 others
Brother of Parthenia Bradford; Jesse Smith; Priscilla Smith; Asael Smith; Mary Smith and 6 others

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About Joseph Smith

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Joseph Smith, Sr. (1771–1840) was the father of Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. Joseph Sr., was also one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, which Mormons believe was translated by Joseph Jr. from the Golden Plates. In addition, Joseph Sr. was the first Presiding Patriarch of the Latter Day Saint church, a member of the First Presidency of the church, and a Master Freemason of the Ontario Lodge No. 23 of Canandaigua, New York....."

"...Joseph Smith, Sr. was born on July 12, 1771 in Topsfield, Massachusetts to Asael Smith and Mary Duty. He married Lucy Mack in Tunbridge, Vermont on January 26, 1795, and had eleven children with her..."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Smith,_Sr


First Presiding Patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and father of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He was the first person who received his son Joseph's testimony after he had seen the angel, and exhorted him to be faithful and diligent to the message he had received. He later saw the Golden Plates and became one of the eight witnesses to the Book of Mormon. He was baptized April 6, 1830. In August, 1830, in company with his son Don Carlos, he took a mission to St. Lawrence county, New York, touching on his route at several of the Canadian ports, where he distributed a few copies of the Book of Mormon, visited his father, brothers and sisters residing in St. Lawrence county, bore testimony to the truth, which resulted eventually in all the family coming into the Church, excepting his brother Jesse and sister Susan. He removed with his family to Kirtland in 1831, where he was ordained to the High Priesthood and was chosen a member of the first High Council. After his sons, Hyrum and Joseph, were thrown into the Missouri jails by the mob, he fled from under the exterminating order of Governor Lilburn W. Boggs, and made his escape in midwinter to Quincy, Ill., from whence he removed to Commerce in the spring of 1839, and thus became one of the founders of Nauvoo. The exposures he suffered brought on consumption, of which he soon passed away.

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Joseph Smith's Timeline

1771
July 12, 1771
Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts
1777
May 18, 1777
Age 5
Norton,Bristol,Massachusetts
1797
1797
Age 25
Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont, United States
1798
February 11, 1798
Age 26
Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont, United States
1800
February 9, 1800
Age 28
Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont, United States
1803
May 17, 1803
Age 31
Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont, United States
1805
December 23, 1805
Age 34
Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
1808
March 13, 1808
Age 36
Tunbridge, Orange, VT, United States