Joseph Smith, Sr.

Historical moment: A life of service to God

Before joining the Church, Lorenzo Snow had a lifelong dream to join the military. After his conversion to the Church, he was extremely diligent as a soldier in the... Read more »

April 19, 2014

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Picturing history: John Smith/George A. Smith home

This home in Nauvoo, Ill., dates back to the Latter-day Saint period of Nauvoo history. It is located on the northwest corner of Parley and Durphy streets, across from... Read more »

Oct. 23, 2013

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Picturing history: Nauvoo archaeological digs

Nauvoo, Ill., is among the most beautifully restored historic sites in America. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2013

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LDS apostle Elder M. Russell Ballard addresses historic gathering of Smith descendants

Descendants of Joseph Smith Sr. met in greater force than ever before to both renew family ties and remember history at a reunion in Salt Lake City Aug. 1-4. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2013

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Race marks bicentennial of surgery that saved Joseph Smith's leg

The “Joseph’s Miracle Run” 5K race, sponsored by the Smith Foundation, celebrated the 200th anniversary of the surgery to save Joseph Smith’s... Read more »

Aug. 4, 2013

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Descendants of Joseph Smith Sr. to hold 'miracle run'

Thousands of people, mostly members of the Joseph Smith Sr. family, are preparing to gather for a family reunion Saturday. During the reunion, they will hold a 5k race... Read more »

July 31, 2013

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