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SMITH, Joseph jr. [1805-1844] -- LDS founder and first president

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The Prophet

He was the founder and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the LDS. A prophet to his followers and a fraud to his detractors, he and his brother were killed in a Carthage, IL, jail by a mob.

Early in 1831, the doctrine of plural marriages is revealed to Smith and he takes a second wife ca 1833. By the time of his death, he had at least 30 wives, and possibly more than 50.  -30-
 

Chronology

1820
His first vision
1823/09/21
His second vision
1827/01/18
He marries Emma Hale
1827/09/22
He obtains the golden plates
1828-1830
Translation of the Book of Mormon from the golden plates
1830/03
Publication of the Book of Mormon
1830/04/06
Organization of the Church of Christ
1831
LDS leaves New York for Ohio
1831-1838
Violent opposition to the LDS church
1832
He is tarred and feathered, and beaten
1838
Ohio leadership and loyal members move to Missouri
1838/10/31
He and several others arrested and imprisoned
1839/04
He is allowed to escape
1839/06
They settle in Nauvoo, IL
1839/10
Smith is told by President Van Buren that there was no help for them
1841
He introduces plural marriage
1844/04
Dissenters challenge Smith's leadership; Smith destroys their press
1844/06
Smith and others arrested in Carthage, IL
1844/06/27
Attacked by a mob while in jail, Smith and his brother are murdered

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  • Wife: ¤WHITNEY, Sarah Ann [1825-1873] LDS Church historian

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