No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Fawn M. Brodie
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The Gods are Among the People

• Joseph Smith descended from the Smith family who came to Massachusetts in 1638 and the Mack family, who arrived in 1669. His ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War.

• Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805 in Sharon, Vermont.

• While in Vermont, there was a fever. Joseph seemed to be recovering until his mother, Lucy, found huge infections on his shoulder and leg. Lucy refused to let the doctor amputate his leg, and instead chiseled out a small piece of bone below the knee. This left Joseph with a slight limp for the rest of his life.

• Joseph's father wanted his family to have a better life. They moved to Palmyra, New York. The family taped maple trees for syrup and tried to farm wheat.

• After the Revolutionary War the United States broke free of the traditional English church and entered a period of religious freedom...

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