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Joseph Smith, Sr.

Born: Jul 12, 1771

Death: Sep 14, 1840

Birthplace: Topsfield

Nationality: United States

Joseph Smith, Sr.

Date of Birth : Jul 12, 1771
Date of Death : Sep 14, 1840
Birth Place : Topsfield

Joseph Smith, Sr. was the father of Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. Joseph Sr. was also one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, which Mormons believe was translated by Joseph Jr. from the golden plates. In 1833, Joseph Sr. was named the first patriarch of the Church of Christ, which was renamed to the Church of the Latter Day Saints in 1834 and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1838. Joseph Sr. was also a member of the First Presidency of the church and a Master Freemason of the Ontario Lodge No. 23 of Canandaigua, New York.

Children


  • Joseph Smith
  • Hyrum Smith
  • Don Carlos Smith
  • Samuel H. Smith
  • Sophronia Smith
  • Catherine Smith
  • Ephraim Smith
  • Lucy Smith
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