Joseph Smith was the second of eight children of Joseph and Emma Smith.
He was the youngest of four children born to Joseph Smith Sr., who was married to Emma, and Joseph Smith Jr., who died shortly after the birth of his younger brother.
Joseph and his sister Emma also had two brothers, Joseph and Hyrum.
When Joseph was a boy, he spent much of his time with his grandfather, who was a prominent figure in the local church.
His mother was the church’s leader at the time and had a strong influence on her son.
Joseph Smith III was the first child born to Emma and Joseph, and he also spent much time with her, particularly when he was young.
The family lived in the same home as their grandfather, so they were raised in the family home.
Joseph’s father, Joseph Sr., was a skilled carpenter, and his mother worked as a home health care aide.
Joseph Jr. and his brothers were both avid baseball players.
Joseph Sr. was also a skilled sailor and had two ships, one of which was used by the British.
When his son was 10, Joseph Jr., along with his older brother and sister, moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, where they spent the next 10 years.
Joseph was baptized as a teenager and attended the first meeting of the Church.
He attended the same seminary and the same church, so he and his older sister could share the same baptismal font.
Joseph, along with most of his family, were active members of the Nauvoom Saints Church, a small, largely black church.
He later served in the First Presidency.
His father died when Joseph was 14, and when Joseph and a number of his other siblings died in infancy, Joseph was raised by his grandfather.
When the Smith family moved to Carthage, Illinois in 1845, Joseph joined the Church as a young man.
He received his first revelation, which was a revelation given to him by God, at age 17.
He served in Carthage as a counselor to the First Council of the Twelve Apostles, which included the First Patriarch, Joseph Smith II.
When he was 18, Joseph received his second revelation, this one a revelation from God to him, which came in the form of a revelation to the Prophet, Joseph, in the name of Jesus Christ.
That revelation declared that Joseph was to become the first president of the LDS Church.
That same year, Joseph became the first President of the Relief Society, a group of women who were to be appointed to the Relief Women’s Church.
Joseph served as president of this Relief Society and the first woman president of her church.
Joseph continued to serve as president and counselor of the church for the next 15 years.
He also served as the first counselor in the Quorum of the Seventy.
Joseph also served in various other roles as the prophet and president of his church, including a president of a school board, a president at the State Capitol, and an attorney.
Joseph married a woman named Sarah Ann Whitney in 1855, and they had four children: Sarah Jane, Josephine, Joseph Mary, and Emma.
In 1859, Joseph married Emma Hale Whitney, the first plural wife.
The couple had one son, Joseph.
His life was characterized by poverty, unemployment, and financial hardship.
The Smiths’ financial woes continued to worsen in the decades that followed, as did their personal life.
They also had trouble paying the bills that they incurred during their time as Relief Society members.
In 1862, Joseph’s health deteriorated.
He died of tuberculosis and was buried in a Salt Lake City cemetery.
When President John Taylor became President of The Church of Jesus God of Latter-day Saints in 1864, Joseph returned to Nauvoole.
After Joseph died in 1882, the Church restored his legacy by naming him prophet, seer, and revelator.
Joseph died peacefully in the Nauvoile Temple on July 31, 1883.
His son, Brigham Young, became the presiding elder of the Quorums of the Council of Fifty, and Brigham Young married Emma Smith, the widow of Joseph.
Brigham Young became the seventh president of The United States of America.