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What was the religion of Joseph smiths parents?

  Joseph's parents both became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after the church was founded in 1830. Prior to becoming Mormons (members of the C (MORE)

What religion did Joseph Smith found?

Joseph Smith organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called the "Mormon" church. Church members do not say he 'founded' the Church. They believe th (MORE)

Why was Joseph Smith a controversial figure?

Joseph Smith, Jr. was a controversial figure because he identified  himself as a prophet. As early as 14, he claimed to be visited by  the resurrected Jesus Christ and by va (MORE)

How was Joseph Smith murdered?

Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were murdered while in custody at the Carthage Jail in Carthage, Illinois. Joseph and Hyrum had been charged with treason for having declare (MORE)

Who murdered Joseph Smith?

On June 27, 1844, Joseph and his brother Hyrum were killed in an attack by an armed mob. Ultimately, five defendants were tried for the murder of the Smiths.   Thomas C. Sh (MORE)

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How many kids did Joseph Smith have?

Joseph Smith had 11 children through his wife Emma, but only 5 lived to adulthood (one of which was adopted). It was previously alleged that he had a handful of children throu (MORE)

What happened to Joseph Smith in 1844?

In January 1844 Joseph Smith announced that he was running for President of the United States. In June 1844 he was assassinated by a mob, becoming the first person running for (MORE)

Why did the mob kill Joseph Smith?

Here are a couple of reasons why Joseph Smith was killed. One, the people that lived in the area of Western Illinois didn't like the Christian beliefs that Joseph believed a (MORE)

Did Joseph Smith commit murder?

No, Joseph never committed murder. He had attempted to kill by shooting at individuals who sought to take him and his brother's life, however. There is no direct evidence to i (MORE)

What did Joseph Smith have to do with manifest destiny?

Manifest Destiny was a term coined in the early part of the  nineteenth century to describe the notion that the United States  would continue to expand until it reached the (MORE)