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I was born in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five, on the twenty-third day of December, in the town of Sharon, Windsor county, State of Vermont . .

So begins the formal history of America’s most prominent religious leader, The Prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr..  His impact on the world’s religious landscape is simply unparalleled.   Well done, and Happy Birthday, Brother Joseph–and the history continues . . .