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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