Joseph Smith, Jr.

Joseph Smith, Jr.

Born: December 23, 1805

Died: June 27, 1844

Nationality: American

Occupation: Clergyman

Biography: Joseph Smith, Jr. was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which gave rise to Mormonism. At age twenty-four Smith published the Book of Mormon, and in the next fourteen years he gathered thousands of followers, built cities and temples, and created a religious culture that survived his death.

Source/Notes: (Recalled by Milo Andrus, who heard Joseph say this in Nauvoo. See Joseph Smith papers. ) - Miscellaneous

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Source/Notes: Discourses of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 199 - Mormonism and truth

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