Who led the Mormons after Joseph Smith was killed?
The Latter-Day Saints (of the last days) are called Mormons because Joseph Smith wrote a book that claims Jesus after death spoke to a man named Mormon and his son Moroni. Smith was killed in 1844 and in 1847, Brigham Young led a group of Mormons from Missouri to Utah.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) was founded by Joseph Smith, Jr.The Mormons were led to Utah by Brigham Young after Joseph Smith was murdered.
Joseph Smith was a prophet that led a religious group called "Mormons." The Mormons were persecuted, and forced to leave the land. The group headed west, in hope of practicing their religion in peace.
The LDS Church was organized on April, 1830 at Fayette, New York by Joseph Smith. The Prophet Joseph Smith was murdered at Carthage jail near Nauvoo, Illinois, June 27, 1844. Therefore Joseph Smith led the Mormons from New York to Ohio, to Missouri and finally to Illinois.
In 1844 the Mormons followed Brigham Young to what would become the Utah Territory.
In 1844 the Mormons followed Brigham Young to what would become the Utah Territory.
The mormons, led by Joseph Smith and Bringham Young.
Yes. Brigham Young lead most of the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake after Joseph Smith was murdered.
Joseph Smith told the Church members that they would eventually have to move west to escape persecution, but was killed before they did so. Brigham Young then became the leader and lead the first group of Mormon Pioneers west.
Brigham Young lead the first group of Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley after the death of Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith had prophesied that the Church would one day move to the Rocky Mountains.
In the late 1800's the president of the church , Joseph Smith, Wasmartyred (killed for his belief), then the Governor of Illinois passed an extermination act against the LDS church, this allowed anyone to hunt and kill the members. to avoid being slaughtered the new president, Brigham Young, led the Mormons out of the country to Mexico, modern day Utah
A: No. William Law, who was excommunicated by the Mormons in 1844 for opposing polygamy, and Sidney Rigdon published the Vauvoo Expositor in 1844 and set up a separate church. The new group was opposed by Smith and other Mormons, and its press destroyed by a mob. Smith and other were imprisoned for causing the riot. The prison was mobbed by a 'rabble of freemasons', resulting in Smith's death on 27th June 1844. Joseph Smith… Read More
The first leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was Joseph Smith, Jr. However, by the time the Mormon pioneers moved west, he had been killed. The first group of Mormons to travel west was lead by Brigham Young. He remained the leader of the church while later groups were lead across the plains by various trail guides.
Brigham Young was the Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Later Day Saints by the time the Mormon migration reached Utah. Prior to Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, originator of the LDS led the Mormons until he was killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois, in 1844. The first group of Mormon Pioneers was lead to the Great Salt Lake by Brigham Young. Later groups were lead by experienced trail guides who had… Read More
Brigham Young did not start any religions. He was the second leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) which was founded by Joseph Smith, Jr. He led the Mormons from Illinois to Utah after Joseph Smith was murdered.
Joseph Smith, first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or Mormons) led the church in the establishment of the church, and then its migration to three different westward headquarters. The only "trail" that Joseph Smith himself travelled was from Kirtland, Ohio to Clay County, Missouri during the campaign known as "Zion's Camp." In this instance, the prophet led about 200 men, women, and children in an effort to reclaim land from… Read More
Joseph Smith started the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: the Mormons. Joseph Smith began the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, also known as the Mormon Church. He claimed that an angel gave him gold sheets on which was written the Book of Mormon. After the golden originals were translated into King James style English, the angel took the golden plates back.
The Mormons were being persecuted and killed, so God, through his prophet, led them West. When the prophet saw the Salt Lake valley, he knew it was the place they were being led.
Brigham Young became a leader of the Mormoms and led the religious group to settle in Salt Lake City. Utah was not yet a US State. In 1848, Utah was ceded to the USA from Mexico.
After Joseph Smith, Jr. was murdered, there was some controversy over who should lead the church. The majority of church members followed Brigham Young, these moved to Utah and continued what is known as the "Mormon" church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Others stayed back to follow Sydney Rigdon and eventually Joseph Smith III - this group is based in Missouri and is now known as the Community of Christ. Another small… Read More
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints received a great deal of persecution, including tarring and feathering, martyrdom of the membership and leaders like Joseph Smith, Jr. and his brother Hyrum Smith, and government opposition like the Extermination Order in Missouri. To escape this persecution, most of the Church went West, led by President Brigham Young.
the next prophet called by God. Brigham Young
Joseph Smith restored the church that was established by Jesus Christ. Brigham Young led the Later-day saints to Utah.
Brigham Young wasn't really killed, he died of an illness. The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) after Brigham Young was John Taylor.
People were persecuting them. The Mormons left Illinois because Brigham Young, the new Mormon leader, heard about a great valley in the Utah desert, which at the time was still owned by Mexico. In 1847, he led a party of Mormons on a long, hazardous journey to the valley of the Great Salt Lake. The Illinois government asked the Mormons to leave because their presence was causing too much unrest in the state. Under their… Read More
Brigham Young led the Mormons to Utah.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the correct name for what is nicknamed the Mormon Church) began as a restoration of original Christianity, through its first modern prophet, Joseph Smith, who was directed by God in vision and revelation. The church was established on april 6, 1830. See related links for more about the history of Mormonism.
Joseph Smith was the leader of the Mormons because he was the founder of the movement and his followers believed that he was a prophet. As a teenager, he claimed that God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him and declared that true Christianity and God's priesthood authority had been lost from the earth. Other Biblical figures then guided him in restoring the truth to the earth. In his early 20's, and angel led… Read More
No one has taken over the Mormons. The Mormons are currently led by the latter-day prophet: Thomas S. Monson.
Joseph Smith didn't exactly lead anyone westward. Throughout his lifetime, he tended to stay behind while sending groups forward to where the whole of the Church would eventually move. This happened as the church moved to Kirtland, Ohio; Independence, Missouri; and Nauvoo, Illinois. He would make visits to these new settlements, but did not personally lead anyone there or move there until later on. Joseph Smith was killed in Illinois, and the man who lead… Read More
Considering the West to mean west of the Mississippi River, the first organized and firm settlement in the west was accomplished by the Mormons. When there leader Joseph Smith was forced to continually move his followers west to escape religious persecution, they ended up as far west as Illinois and Missouri. The persecution was due to the fact that Smith and his followers believed in polygamy. In 1846, Smith was murdered by an angry mob… Read More
Joseph Smith. You can learn more about him and this story at the "Related Link" below.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church).
because he led by fear, he killed those who were not worthy, much alike the famous leader, Ashton Smith.
Brother Brigham Young moved the Saints west to Utah because they wanted freedom to practice their Christianity. The reason that Brigham Young was the leader is because Joseph Smith and Hyrum had both been killed by the mob. The Mormons in general were in the middle of a series of being harassed, raped, murdered, their property destroyed, stolen, etc. Whenever they appealed to the government for assistance, they were ignored. Trying to blame it on… Read More
Mormons believe that the church of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth by Jesus Christ himself and that the church is led by Jesus Christ through living prophets and apostles. Mormons believe in the bible but the church is directed by revelation from God. Mormons believe that they can know the truth of this and be personally led by their own personal revelation.
Brigham Young was the leader who led Mormons on a trek to Salt Lake.
Joseph Smith was the founder and early leader of the Mormon Church. He was lynched by a mob in June 1844. One of the early doctrines of Mormonism was polygamy. A leading member, William Law, was excommunicated in 1844 for opposing polygamy. Together with Sidney Rigdon, he published the Nauvoo Expositor in 1844 and set up a separate church. The group was opposed by Smith and other Mormons, and its press destroyed by a mob… Read More
Brigham Young. The 2nd president of the church.
The Church began in New York. Saints moved to Ohio in anticipation of building Zion in Missouri. They were persecuted out of Missouri and ended up in Nauvoo, Illinois, a town founded by Smith. Mobs continued to rage against the church, and culminated in the martyrdom of Joseph Smith. Brigham Young became the next Prophet of the Church of Christ and led the saints to Utah to escape persecution. When they arrived in the Great… Read More
The people of the Mormon Church of more properly, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, settled in Utah after their first leader Joseph Smith was murdered in Missouri. Their Church had been persecuted and they, under Brigham Young, were sure that they were going to found a new Zion in Utah. There is no record of the 1845 slogan coined by the journalist John L. O'Sullivan called the "manifest destiny" that led… Read More
Joseph Smith claimed to have been led by an angel named Moroni to the place where a collection of metal plates and other artifacts were buried in a hill near his home. Joseph then translated the plates into the Book of Mormon from their original language into English by "the gift and power of God". This was aided by several means - by the Urim and Thummim, by a seer stone, and eventually without any… Read More
in present-day Utah
No. Nat Turner led a slave uprising and rebellion in Virginia in the summer of 1831 that resulted in several hundreds of slaves and free blacks being beaten and killed, and laws being passed throughout the south prohibiting slaves and free blacks from receiving an education or gathering in any sort of assembly without a white man present. He was killed shortly after the rebellion. Chances are, Nat Turner never even heard of the Mormons… Read More
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