The Brothers of Joseph Smith

The Brothers of Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith, Jr. was born on 23 December 1805 in Sharon, Vermont, to Joseph Smith, Sr. (1771-1848) and Lucy Mack Smith (1775-1856). He had ten siblings, including an unnamed brother who died at birth in 1797, and was the fifth oldest. Of those siblings, five of his...
Joseph Smith Owed His Life to Dr. Nathan Smith

Joseph Smith Owed His Life to Dr. Nathan Smith

Dr. Nathan Smith Nathan Smith was born on September 30, 1762, in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He first began practicing surgery in Chester, Vermont, at age 21. In 1790, he earned his MB from Harvard College’s medical department, only the third person to do so. From...
Joseph Smith: Prosecuted and Persecuted

Joseph Smith: Prosecuted and Persecuted

In an angelic visitation, the Prophet Joseph Smith, the first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often mistakenly called the Mormon Church), was told that God had a work for him to do and that his “name should be had for good and evil among...
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