Joseph Smith Sr.

Joseph Smith Sr. (1771-1840) was born 12 Jul. 1771 in Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He was the son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. He married Lucy Mack on 24 Jan. 1796. He was baptized 6 Apr. 1830. He was the Patriarch of the Church in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, where he served alongside Wilford Woodruff. He died 14 Sep. 1840 in Nauvoo.


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