The Joseph Smith translation of the King James bible was added to the King James version, rather than replacing it, so that the Mormon Church could maintain credibility with the world.
The Mormon Church has never claimed to have the Golden Plates, but claims that one the angel Moroni will return them so that the last part can be translated.
Since Brigham Young was such a beloved leader, the Mormons of his time wanted to honor him appropriately when he died.
The Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon ordained Brigham Young an apostle. There is no known record of who previously ordained Brigham Young to the priesthood.
There are code names used in the early editions of the Doctrine and Covenants for those working on its compilation. These names protected the early leaders of the Church.
The Hill Cumorah was positively identified by Joseph Smith, but that is the only Book of Mormon site whose location has been identified.
Was there a room in the Hill Cumorah in addition to the place where the plates to the Book of Mormon were found by Joseph Smith?
There is a room in the Hill Cumorah where Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery of the Mormon Church, under the direction of the the Angel Moroni, returned the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated.
Mormon patriarch and martyr Hyrum Smith was the father of future Mormon prophet Joseph F. Smith. Not much is known about his other children, six of whom were born to his first wife Jerusha.
In Joseph Smith’s letter, “Old Major” refers to the Prophet’s dog. The word “prattler” was a common term for a little child.
Is the President of the Kirtland temple today in the RLDS Church a direct descendant of Joseph Smith, Jr.?
The Kirtland Temple has been in the possession of the RLDS Church since 1880. The current president of the Temple is not a direct descendant of Joseph Smith, Jr.