Joseph Smith Joseph Smith Jr December , June , was an American religious leader and founder of Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement.When he was , he published the Book of Mormon, and he had attracted tens of thousands of followers and founded a religion that continues to the present by the time of his death years later. Smith was born in Sharon, Vermont. Death of Joseph Smith Joseph Smith, the founder and leader of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith were killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois, on June , .The brothers had been in jail awaiting trial when an armed mob of about men stormed the facility, their faces painted black with wet gunpowder.Hyrum was killed first, having been shot in the face. Mormon Polygamy, Polyandry Underage Brides Polygamy Polygamy as a doctrine was introduced into the LDS Church by Joseph Smith The practice continued after Joseph s death in , and was publicly announced in , five years after the Saints arrived in Utah. ExecutedToday George Joseph Smith, Brides in Aug , George Joseph Smith, Brides in the Bath murderer August th, Meaghan Thanks to Meaghan Good of the Charley Project for the guest post ed On this day in , serial uxoricide George Joseph Smith was hung by the capable John Ellis at Maidstone Prison in the UK. Smith had committed three murders and various forms of larceny as well he d earned his noose Latter day prophets testify of the Prophet Joseph Smith s LDS Answers is dedicated to providing real answers to the tough questions regarding LDS history and doctrine Many struggle to resolve concerns dealing with Joseph Smith s polygamy, evolution, education, parenting, latter day prophecy, historical issues and many other Mormon stumpers. Smith History Vault Wyl book excerpts The family is the unit of the modern State Woman is the heart and crown of the modern family In Mormonism womanhood has been outraged and crucified from Emma Smith to the last polygamous victim and martyr. Mormon Claims Answered Chapter One utlm Chapter ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF MORMONISM THE STORY AS TOLD BY MORMONS Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism recorded his own story this way St Irenaeus Proof of the Apostolic Preaching St Irenaeus Proof of the Apostolic Preaching Ancient Christian Writers Joseph P Smith on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Written in the form of a letter, the Proof is a manual of theology designed to serve as a guide to salvation and a way to refute heretics It was composed in Lyons and dates from the end of the second to the beginning of the third century. Praise to the Man The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter MTC Choir Performance Watch an MTC choir perform an arrangement of this hymn. Issue Salt Lake City Messenger utlm What Happened to the Office of LDS Church Patriarch On April , the Salt Lake Tribune announced the death of Eldred G Smith, at the age of , the longest serving LDS General Authority and last to hold the position of Church Patriarch He was also the great great grandson of Joseph Smith s brother Hyrum.