Joseph Smith Sr.

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1771 July 12
Death Date
1840 September 15
Gender
Male

Father of Joseph Smith the prophet (See JS-H 1:3-4). One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon.

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Born in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

1771 July 12
Mother
Mary Duty
Father
Asael Smith

Married Lucy Mack

1796 January 24 (Age 24)
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Manchester, New York, United States
Served With

Baptized by Oliver Cowdery (1806 - 1850)

1830 April 6 (Age 58)

Early Disciples are Called to Preach, Exhort, & Strengthen the Church

1830 April 16 (Age 58)

D&C 23 at Manchester, New York

Served in Eastern States Mission

1830 August –November (Age 59) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Residence When Called
Manchester, New York, United States
Additional Notes

Accompanied his son Don Carlos to Stockholm St. Lawrence County, New York "laboring Principally among his relatives." (Biographical Encyclopedia 1:181, Joseph Smith Papers Biographies). Also in 1830 labored with his son, Don Carlos in the North Shores Lake Ontario, Canada area. It is assumed that this is in conjunction with his New York mission. See Richard Bennett, "A Study of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Upper Canada, 1830 - 1850" p. 92 Appendix 3, Provo, Utah Brigham Young University

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Member of First High Council of the Church

1834 February 17 (Age 62)

D&C 102:3 at Kirtland, Ohio 

Served in Eastern States Mission

1836 June 22 (Age 64) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
Additional Notes

Served in New York, Massachusetts, and other states with his brother John Smith.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1836 June 22 (Age 64) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States

Death in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

1840 September 15 (Age 69)
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