What is Joseph Smith?

  • (noun): Religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830 (1805-1844).
    Synonyms: Smith

Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith, Jr. (December 23, 1805 – June 27, 1844) was an American religious leader and the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, the predominant branch of which is Mormonism. At age twenty-four, Smith published the Book of Mormon, and in the next fourteen years he attracted thousands of followers, established cities and temples, and created a lasting religious culture.

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Sarah Marinda Bates Pratt - Allegation of Abortions
... In her 1886 interview with journalist Wilhelm Wyl, Sarah Pratt alleged that Joseph Smith allowed Bennett, a medical doctor, to perform abortions on Smith's ... likely true," according to author Andrew Smith, Bennett was accused by many of performing abortions, including Hyrum Smith Zeruiah Goddard claimed Bennett told Sarah ... recounted an incident in which “ "a little job for Joseph one of his women was in trouble." Saying this, he took a pretty long instrument of a kind I had never seen before ...
List Of The Wives Of Joseph Smith
... Many historians claim that Joseph Smith, Jr ... Smith, and the leading quorums of his church, publicly denied he taught or practiced it ... The first publication of a list of women alleged to be Smith's plural wives was in 1887, by assistant LDS church historian Andrew Jenson ...
Sarah Marinda Bates Pratt - Plural Marriage Proposal of Joseph Smith
... an 1886 interview that, while in Nauvoo around 1840 or 1841, Joseph Smith was attracted to her and intended to make her "one of his spiritual wives." According to ... enough for me." Also according to Bennett, Smith made three additional proposals ... By Bennett's account, Pratt issued an ultimatum to Smith "Joseph, if you ever attempt any thing of the kind with me again, I will tell Mr ...
Joseph Smith - Legacy - Family and Descendants
... See also List of the wives of Joseph Smith and Children of Joseph Smith Smith wed Emma Hale in January 1827 ... When the twins died, the Smiths adopted twins, Julia and Joseph, whose mother had recently died in childbirth ... Joseph died of measles in 1832.) Joseph and Emma Smith had four sons who lived to maturity Joseph Smith III (November 6, 1832), Frederick Granger Williams Smith (June ...
Lewis C. Bidamon - Personal Life
... Unlike the majority of Latter Day Saints, Emma Smith did not follow Brigham Young's suggestion that the Latter Day Saints leave Nauvoo and settle in the Salt ... Her husband Joseph Smith had been killed in 1844, and after his death Emma Smith decided to remain in Nauvoo ... On 23 December 1847, Bidamon and Smith were married in Nauvoo by a Methodist circuit rider ...

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