Joseph Smith founded the Church in
in 1830. He professed to be a prophet of God. The Church also accepted
polygamy. These two beliefs caused much friction in New York New
York and in 1839 Smith moved the Church to
He found even more friction there and finally he and his brother were murdered
in June 1844. Brigham Young succeeded him and on 10 February 1846 made the
decision to move west to Nauvoo, MO. Utah, which was not a
territory at that time. It was still part of the Mexican controlled land. US
Today genealogists worldwide are familiar with the Church, which is known for its attention to family history and record preservation. That is, to be quite honest, the main aspect of the Church that I personally am aware of; however, click HERE to read more of the Church and its teachings.
On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015