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Joseph Smith, Sr
Birth: Jul. 12, 1771
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1840
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

First Presiding Patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and father of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
He was the first person who received his son Joseph's testimony after he had seen the angel, and exhorted him to be faithful and diligent to the message he had received. He later saw the Golden Plates and became one of the eight witnesses to the Book of Mormon. He was baptized April 6, 1830. In August, 1830, in company with his son Don Carlos, he took a mission to St. Lawrence county, New York, touching on his route at several of the Canadian ports, where he distributed a few copies of the Book of Mormon, visited his father, brothers and sisters residing in St. Lawrence county, bore testimony to the truth, which resulted eventually in all the family coming into the Church, excepting his brother Jesse and sister Susan.
He removed with his family to Kirtland in 1831, where he was ordained to the High Priesthood and was chosen a member of the first High Council.
After his sons, Hyrum and Joseph, were thrown into the Missouri jails by the mob, he fled from under the exterminating order of Governor Lilburn W. Boggs, and made his escape in midwinter to Quincy, Ill., from whence he removed to Commerce in the spring of 1839, and thus became one of the founders of Nauvoo. The exposures he suffered brought on consumption, of which he soon passed away. 
Family links: 
  Asahel Smith (1744 - 1830)
  Mary Duty Smith (1743 - 1836)
  Lucy Mack Smith (1775 - 1856)
  Baby Smith (1797 - 1797)*
  Alvin Smith (1798 - 1823)*
  Hyrum Smith (1800 - 1844)*
  Saphronia Smith McClarry (1803 - 1871)*
  Sophronia Smith Stoddard McCleary (1803 - 1876)*
  Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)*
  Samuel Harrison Smith (1808 - 1844)*
  Ephriam Smith (1810 - 1810)*
  William B. Smith (1811 - 1893)*
  Katharine Smith Salisbury Younger (1813 - 1900)*
  Don Carlos Smith (1816 - 1841)*
  Lucy Smith Millikin (1821 - 1882)*
  Jesse Smith (1768 - 1853)*
  Joseph Smith (1771 - 1840)
  Asahel Smith (1773 - 1848)*
  Samuel Smith (1777 - 1830)*
  Silas Smith (1779 - 1839)*
  John Smith (1781 - 1854)*
  Stephen Smith (1785 - 1802)*
  Sarah Smith Sanford (1789 - 1824)*
*Calculated relationship
Smith Family Cemetery
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Mar 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6289909
Joseph Smith, Sr
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Joseph Smith, Sr
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