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Joseph Smith Joseph Smith cancel 1805-1844 Joseph Smith Jr., born on December 23, 1805, in Sharon, Vermont, was the fifth child of Joseph Smith and Lucy Mack. He had significant spiritual experiences that led him to his prophetic calling, including a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ in 1820. He translated and published the Book of Mormon and established The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 1830. As the leader of the Church, he called Apostles and other leaders, defined doctrines, and guided the community's growth in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Tragically, Joseph Smith was martyred on June 27, 1844, in Carthage, Illinois.
Source: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/joseph-smith-jr?lang=eng (1805-1844), founder and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, taught and practiced polygamy throughout his life. Shortly after the church was organized, Joseph Smith was introduced to the practice of plural marriage through revelations from 1831 to 1834. Approximately four years after becoming aware of the concept of plural marriage, Joseph Smith married his first plural wife. Historical accounts show that Smith was married to over 30 women during his lifetime.