Lucy Mack Smith

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Birthday
8, 1775
Birthplace
Gilsum, NH
Death Date
May 14, 1856 (80)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1775
Birthplace
Gilsum, NH
Death Date
May 14, 1856 (80)

About

Mormon author whose 1853 memoir, The History of Joseph Smith by His Mother, was based on the life of her famous son.

Before Fame

She was born in New Hampshire. Her father, Solomon Mack, fought in the Revolutionary War.

Trivia

Her strong religious faith saw her through a battle with tuberculosis.

Family Life

She married Joseph Smith, Sr., in 1796. The couple had ten children, including the famous Joseph Smith, Jr.

Associated With

Her son, Joseph Smith, Jr., was the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which became the main branch of the Mormon faith.