Joseph Smith Biography

Religious Figure (1805–1844)
Joseph Smith was the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After he was murdered, his work was continued by Brigham Young.


Joseph Smith was born December 23, 1805 in Sharon, Vermont. He began experiencing visions as a teenager in Palmyra, N.Y. In 1827 he translated one of his visions into the Book of Mormon. He led converts to Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Imprisoned for treason after his efforts to silence Mormon dissenters led to mob violence, he was murdered by a lynch mob that stormed the jail.

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