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History, circa 1841, fair copy

Susquehanna, Co, P,a, which had been discovered by the Spaniards and had previous to my hiring with him, been endeavoring to find it He placed me with the rest of his hands digging for Silver. At which I continued to work nearly a month without success, when I prevailed with the old gentleman

22 Mar. 1770–12 May 1844. Farmer, sawmill owner. Born in Winchester, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of Israel Stowell and Mary Butler. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, 1791. Married Miriam Bridgeman...

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to abandon the undertaking. Hence arose the very prevalent story of having been a money digger While thus employed I boarded with Mr Isaac Hale

21 Mar. 1763–11 Jan. 1839. Farmer, hunter, innkeeper. Born in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Reuben Hale and Diantha Ward. Member of Methodist church. Moved to Wells, Albany Co., New York (later in Rutland Co., Vermont), ca. 1771, to live with...

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, where I first saw my wife (Emma Hale

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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On the eighteenth day of Jan. 1827 we were married I being yet in the employ of Mr Stoal

22 Mar. 1770–12 May 1844. Farmer, sawmill owner. Born in Winchester, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of Israel Stowell and Mary Butler. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, 1791. Married Miriam Bridgeman...

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Persecution Still followed me and Mr Hale

21 Mar. 1763–11 Jan. 1839. Farmer, hunter, innkeeper. Born in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Reuben Hale and Diantha Ward. Member of Methodist church. Moved to Wells, Albany Co., New York (later in Rutland Co., Vermont), ca. 1771, to live with...

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and family were very much opposed to the intended marriage I was therefore under the necessity of taking her elsewhere: so we went and were married at the house of Esqr Tarbill Zechariah Tarble in South Bainbridge Chenango Co N Y Immediately after my marriage I returned to my father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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’s and farmed with him that season
At length the time arrived for obtaining the plates Urim and Thummin and Breast Plates. On the 22 day of sept 1827 having went as usual to the place where they were deposited. the same heavenly Messengers delivered them up to me with the charge that I should be responsible for them— that if I should let them go carelessly or through neglect I should be cut off But if I should use all my endeavors to preserve them until he should call for them they should be protected The reason why I had received such charges soon became evident [p. 11]
Susquehanna, Co, P,a, which had been discovered  by the Spaniards and had previous to my hiring  with him, been endeavoring to find it  He placed He placed me with the rest of his  hands dig[g]ing for Silver. At which I continued  to work nearly a month without success, when I  prevailed with the old gentleman

22 Mar. 1770–12 May 1844. Farmer, sawmill owner. Born in Winchester, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of Israel Stowell and Mary Butler. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, 1791. Married Miriam Bridgeman...

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to abandon the  undertaking. Hence arose the very prevalent story  of having been a money digger While thus employed  I boarded with Mr Isaac Hale

21 Mar. 1763–11 Jan. 1839. Farmer, hunter, innkeeper. Born in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Reuben Hale and Diantha Ward. Member of Methodist church. Moved to Wells, Albany Co., New York (later in Rutland Co., Vermont), ca. 1771, to live with...

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, where I first saw  my wife (Emma Hale

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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On the eighteenth day  of Jan. 1827 we were married I being yet in  the employ of Mr Stoal

22 Mar. 1770–12 May 1844. Farmer, sawmill owner. Born in Winchester, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of Israel Stowell and Mary Butler. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, 1791. Married Miriam Bridgeman...

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Persecution Still followed me and Mr Hale

21 Mar. 1763–11 Jan. 1839. Farmer, hunter, innkeeper. Born in Waterbury, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Reuben Hale and Diantha Ward. Member of Methodist church. Moved to Wells, Albany Co., New York (later in Rutland Co., Vermont), ca. 1771, to live with...

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 and family were very much opposed to  the intended marriage I was therefore under  the necessity of taking her elsewhere: so we  went to and were married at the house of Esqr Tar bill [Zechariah Tarble] in South Bainbridge Chenango Co N Y  Immediately after my marriage I returned  to my father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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’s and farmed with him that season
Although At length the time arrived for  obtaining the plates Urim and Thummin  and Breast Plates. On the 22 day of sept 1827 having  went as usual to the place where they were deposited. the same  heavenly Messengers delivered them up to me with the charge  that I should be responsible for them— that if I should let  them go carelessly or through neglect I should be cut off  But if I should use all my endeavors to preserve  them I until he should <call for> preserve them they be  should be protected The reason why I had received  such charges soon became evident [p. 11]
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JS, History, [ca. 1841], fair copy; handwriting of Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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; 100 pages; CHL.
See also source note for JS History, circa 1841, draft.

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