While creating Season Four Show 05 on the Grandfathers of Joseph Smith Jr. I learned that the Prophet Joseph had seven ancestors on the Mayflower and that both of his Grandfathers were Revolutionary War Veterans. His grandfather Asael Smith read the Book of Mormon most of the way through, but died before he was baptized. His Grandfather Solomon Mack was converted to Christianity late in his life and became a devout missionary. He died the same year as the First Vision.
Joseph came of a family of seekers after truth that were willing to challenge established traditions.
Building Faith Through Church History