Joseph Smith, Jr.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Born Dec 23, 1805

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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