Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith

President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Born Dec 23, 1805

Joseph Smith, Jr. was an American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, the predominant branch of which is Mormonism, a batshit crazy religion, even more so than other, 'normal' delusion based religions. It is comparable, in logic, and intellect, to The Church of Scientology, and astrology. Not to mention, impedes basic Human rights, such as those for the LGBT community.… Read More

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1805 Birth Joseph Smith, Jr. was born on December 23, 1805, in Sharon, Vermont, to Lucy Mack Smith and her husband Joseph Sr., a merchant and farmer. … Read More


1816 11 Years Old In 1816–17, after an ill-fated business venture and three years of crop failures, the Smith family moved to the western New York village of Palmyra, and eventually took a mortgage on a farm in the nearby town of Manchester. … Read More
1820 15 Years Old Years later Smith said that in 1820 he had received a vision that resolved his religious confusion. … Read More
1823 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Smith said that in 1823 while praying one night for forgiveness from his sins, he was visited by an angel named Moroni, who revealed the location of a buried book made of golden plates, as well as other artifacts, including a breastplate and a set of interpreters composed of two seer stones set in a frame, which had been hidden in a hill in Manchester near his home. … Read More


1826 21 Years Old In 1826, Smith was brought before a Chenango County court for "glass-looking", or pretending to find lost treasure. … Read More
Smith and Emma eloped and were married on January 18, 1827, after which the couple began boarding with Smith's parents in Manchester. … Read More
In February 1828, Martin Harris arrived to assist Smith by transcribing his dictation. … Read More
1830 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The completed work, the Book of Mormon, was published in Palmyra on March 26, 1830, by printer E. B. Grandin, Martin Harris having mortgaged his farm to finance it.
When Smith moved to Kirtland, Ohio, in January 1831, he encountered a religious culture that included enthusiastic demonstrations of spiritual gifts, including fits and trances, rolling on the ground, and speaking in tongues. … Read More


1836 - 1837 2 More Events
1838 33 Years Old 1 More Event
After a warrant was issued for Smith's arrest on a charge of banking fraud, Smith and Rigdon fled Kirtland for Missouri on the night of January 12, 1838.
1839 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On April 6, 1839, after a grand jury hearing in Davis County, Smith and his companions escaped custody, almost certainly with the connivance of the sheriff and guards. … Read More
1840 35 Years Old The early Nauvoo years were a period of doctrinal innovation. Smith introduced baptism for the dead in 1840, and in 1841, construction began on the Nauvoo Temple as a place for recovering lost ancient knowledge.
In 1841, Smith began revealing the doctrine of plural marriage to a few of his closest male associates, including Bennett, who used it as an excuse to seduce numerous women wed and unwed. … Read More
In the summer of 1842, Smith revealed a plan to establish the millennial Kingdom of God, which would eventually establish theocratic rule over the whole earth. … Read More
Certain he would be killed if he ever returned to Missouri, Smith went into hiding twice during the next five months before the U.S. district attorney for Illinois argued that Smith's extradition to Missouri would be unconstitutional. (Rockwell was later tried and acquitted.) In June 1843, enemies of Smith convinced a reluctant Illinois Governor Thomas Ford to extradite Smith to Missouri on the old charge of treason. … Read More
…  In 1844, Smith and the Nauvoo city council angered non-Mormons by destroying a newspaper that had criticized Smith's power and practice of polygamy. … Read More
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