Joseph Smith, Jr.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Born Dec 23, 1805
Died Jun 27, 1844

Joseph Smith, Jr. was an American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. Regarded as a prophet by his followers, Smith was also a military leader, city planner, political theorist, and polygamist. Smith was born in Vermont and reared in western New York by a poor family influenced both by the religious enthusiasm of the Second Great Awakening and by contemporary folk magic.… Read More

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