1844Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter-Day Saints movement, and his brother were killed by a mob at a downstate jail. Smith was the mayor of nearby Nauvoo and running for U.S. president. He was jailed in Carthage on charges he ordered the destruction of a newspaper press before a paper could report on Smith’s practice of polygamy. While he was in jail awaiting trial, the mob stormed the Hancock County Jail and shot …