Joseph Smith Jr.

Birth Date
1805 December 23
Death Date
1844 June 27
Gender
Male
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The Lord Jesus Christ called Joseph Smith as a prophet to prepare the way for His coming in glory. Joseph Smith’s life is a testimony to the reality of that calling. “I was called of my Heavenly Father to lay the foundation of this great work and kingdom in this dispensation, and testify of His revealed will to scattered Israel.”

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Born in Sharon, Windsor, Vermont, United States

1805 December 23
Mother
Lucy Mack
Father
Joseph Smith Sr.

Married Emma Hale

1827 January 18 (Age 21)

Baptized by Oliver Cowdery

1829 May 15 (Age 23)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1830 April –January (Age 24) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Fayette, New York, United States
Additional Notes

He made several missionary trips to Colesville, Broome County, New York where the first branch of the Church was organized.

Served With

Travel to Missouri & Preach By the Way

1831 June 6 (Age 25)

D&C 52:3,7,22-33 at Kirtland, Ohio.

Served in Central States Mission

1831 June 19–August 28 (Age 25) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio, United States
Additional Notes

He was called by revelation on a special mission to Missouri, traveled through Ohio, visited Louisville, Kentucky, and traveled on foot from St. Louis to Independence, Missouri, dedicated the land of Zion (Jackson county, Missouri) and returned to Kirtland, Ohio.

Served in Central States Mission

1832 April 1 (Age 26) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Hiram, Ohio, United States
Additional Notes

He traveled from Ohio to Missouri and spent a short time with the Saints in Jackson County, Missouri, assisting in organizing the Saints in that land more perfectly. This was his second visit to Missouri.

Served in Canadian Mission

1833 October 5–November 4 (Age 27) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio, United States
Served With

Presidency of the First High Council of the Church

1834 February 17 (Age 28)

D&C102:3 at Kirtland, Ohio

Served in Eastern States Mission

1834 February 26–March 28 (Age 28) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Additional Notes

He visited a number of the branches of the Church in New York, preaching the Gospel and getting volunteers for Zions Camp.

Served With

Served in Northern States Mission

1834 October 16–January (Age 28) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married

Served in Northern States Mission

1835 –August 23 (Age 29) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio, United States

Served in Eastern States Mission

1836 July 25 (Age 30) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio, United States
Served With

Served in Canadian Mission

1837 July 28–August 31 (Age 31) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio, United States

Served in Central States Mission

1837 September–1838 January (Age 31) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio, United States
Additional Notes

Quick missionary journey to Missouri for the purpose of establishing new gathering places for the Saints. He preached in Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri, attending important meetings in Clay County, Missouri.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1839–1840 (Age 33) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Commerce, Illinois, United States
Additional Notes

He filled a special mission to Washington D.C. to lay the grievances of the Saints who had been expelled form Missouri, before the federal government. While waiting for action on the part of Congress he preached in Washington, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Death

1844 June 27 (Age 38)

Among Choice Ones in Spirit World

1918 October 3

D&C 138:53 Revelation given to President Joseph F Smith in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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