frontespiece in The
Contributor, Volume III, 1882
Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805, at Sharon, Vermont; received the Melchizedek Priesthood from Peter, James, and John in 1829. He was sustained April, 1830 as First Elder and Oliver Cowdery as Second Elder of the Church, at the age of 24. He was sustained January 25, 1832, as President of the High Priesthood at a conference at Amherst, Ohio. Joseph was murdered June 27, 1844, at Carthage Jail, Illinois.Source
Joseph Smith Prophecies
Commemorative issue of the Improvement Era. This issue is devoted to
commemorating the birth, life, and works of Joseph Smith.
Trustworthiness of Young Joseph Smith
1826 Trial of Joseph Smith, "AN ANALYSIS OF WESLEY WALTERS' "JOSEPH SMITH'S BAINBRIDGE, N.Y., COURT TRIALS"
by Malin L. Jacobs (For an Adobe .pdf version, please click
The Wentworth Letter
by Joseph Smith
In Sacred Loneliness:
The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, Todd
Compton. Reviewed (with an Abstract) by Danel W. Bachman (for an Adobe .pdf version, click here).
Sacred Loneliness: The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith, Todd
Compton. Reviewed by Alma Allred and presented at the Mormon History Association's
annual conference, 1999 (for an Adobe .pdf version,
Watson's discussion of the various versions of the First Vision
Kimball, "Kinderhook Plates Brought to Joseph Smith Appear to Be a
Nineteenth-Century Hoax," Ensign, (The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT: August, 1981) :66 - 74.
Source: Smith, Joseph Fielding, Essentials in Church History, (Deseret Book
Company, Salt Lake City, UT:1944 (1922)) :659.