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History, circa 1841, fair copy

to carry the writings home and exibit them and desired me to enquire of the Lord through the Urim and Thummin if he might do so I did enquire and the answer was that he must not
He was not satisfied with this answer and desired that I would enquire again I did so and the answer was as before Still he could not be contented and insisted that I should enqure once more After much solicitation I again enquired of the Lord and permission was granted on certain conditions; which were, that he should show them only to his Bro (Preserved Harris

Ca. 1785–18 Apr. 1867. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s Landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married Nancy Warren. One of five to whom JS gave Martin...

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) his own Wife Lucy Harris Harris

1 May 1792–summer 1836. Born at Swift’s Landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York. Daughter of Rufus Harris and Lucy Hill. Affiliated with Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Married Martin Harris, 27 Mar. 1808, in Palmyra. Partially deaf, by ...

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his Father Nathan Harris

23 Mar. 1758–17 Nov. 1835. Farmer. Born at Smithfield, Providence Co., Rhode Island. Son of Preserved Harris and Martha Mowry. Married Rhoda Lapham, before 1781. Lived at Cambridge, Charlotte Co., New York, 1781. Resided in Easton, Albany Co., New York, 1783...

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his Mother Rhoda Lapham Harris

27 Apr. 1759–11 Oct. 1849. Born in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island. Daughter of Solomon Lapham and Sylvia. Married Nathan Harris, before 1781. Lived at Cambridge, Charlotte Co., New York, 1781. Resided in Easton, Albany Co., New York, 1783. Moved...

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and Mrs Mary (Polly) Harris Cobb

Ca. 1794–ca. 19 Dec. 1871. Born in Rhode Island. Daughter of Rufus Harris and Lucy Hill. Married first Freeman Cobb, 1812, at Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York. Resided at Williamson, Ontario Co., 1820. One of five to whom JS gave Martin Harris permission to...

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a Sister of his Wife

1 May 1792–summer 1836. Born at Swift’s Landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York. Daughter of Rufus Harris and Lucy Hill. Affiliated with Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Married Martin Harris, 27 Mar. 1808, in Palmyra. Partially deaf, by ...

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In accordance with this last answer I required of him that he should bind himself in a covenant to me in the most solemn manner that he would do as directed He bound himself as I required took the writings and went his way Notwithstanding the great restrictions that had been laid upon him and the solem covenant he had made with me he did show them to others and by stratagem they were taken from him and they never have been recovered In the mean time I went to visit 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 family at Manchester

Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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, After returning to my place in Pa

Area first settled by Swedish immigrants, 1628. William Penn received grant for territory from King Charles II, 1681, and established British settlement, 1682. Philadelphia was center of government for original thirteen U.S. colonies from time of Revolutionary...

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I was walking out when behold the former heavenly Messenger appeared and handed to me the Urim and Thummin (for they had been taken from me because of having wearied the Lord in asking that Martin Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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might take the writings which he lost by transgression) [p. 14]
to carry the writings home and exibit them an[d]  desired me to enquire of the Lord through the Urim  and Thummin if he might do so I did enquire  and the answer was that he must not
He was not satisfied with this answer and desired  that I would enquire again I did so and the  answer was as before Still he could not be Satisfied  with this answer and desired that I would inqure  again contented and I insisted that I should enqure  once more After much solicitation I again enqu ired of the Lord and permission was granted on  certain conditions; which were, that he should show them  only to his Bro (Preserved Harris

Ca. 1785–18 Apr. 1867. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s Landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married Nancy Warren. One of five to whom JS gave Martin...

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) his own Wife [Lucy Harris Harris]

1 May 1792–summer 1836. Born at Swift’s Landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York. Daughter of Rufus Harris and Lucy Hill. Affiliated with Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Married Martin Harris, 27 Mar. 1808, in Palmyra. Partially deaf, by ...

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his  Father [Nathan Harris]

23 Mar. 1758–17 Nov. 1835. Farmer. Born at Smithfield, Providence Co., Rhode Island. Son of Preserved Harris and Martha Mowry. Married Rhoda Lapham, before 1781. Lived at Cambridge, Charlotte Co., New York, 1781. Resided in Easton, Albany Co., New York, 1783...

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<his> and Mother [Rhoda Lapham Harris]

27 Apr. 1759–11 Oct. 1849. Born in Providence, Providence Co., Rhode Island. Daughter of Solomon Lapham and Sylvia. Married Nathan Harris, before 1781. Lived at Cambridge, Charlotte Co., New York, 1781. Resided in Easton, Albany Co., New York, 1783. Moved...

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and Mrs [Mary (Polly) Harris] Cobb

Ca. 1794–ca. 19 Dec. 1871. Born in Rhode Island. Daughter of Rufus Harris and Lucy Hill. Married first Freeman Cobb, 1812, at Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York. Resided at Williamson, Ontario Co., 1820. One of five to whom JS gave Martin Harris permission to...

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a Sister of  his Wife

1 May 1792–summer 1836. Born at Swift’s Landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York. Daughter of Rufus Harris and Lucy Hill. Affiliated with Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Married Martin Harris, 27 Mar. 1808, in Palmyra. Partially deaf, by ...

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In accordance with this last answer  I required of him that he should bind himself  in a covenant to me in the most solemn man ner that he would do as directed He bound himself  as I required took the writings and went his  way Notwithstanding the great restrictions that  had been laid upon him and the solem covenant  he had made with me he did show them to others and by  stratagem they were taken from him and they never  have been recovered In the mean time I went to  visit 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 family at Manchester

Settled 1793. Formed as Burt Township when divided from Farmington Township, 31 Mar. 1821. Name changed to Manchester, 16 Apr. 1822. Included village of Manchester. Population in 1825 about 2,700. Population in 1830 about 2,800. JS reported first vision of...

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, After  returning to my p[l]ace in Pa

Area first settled by Swedish immigrants, 1628. William Penn received grant for territory from King Charles II, 1681, and established British settlement, 1682. Philadelphia was center of government for original thirteen U.S. colonies from time of Revolutionary...

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I was walking out  when behold the former heavenly Messenger  appeared and handed to me the Urim and  Thummin (for they had been taken from me  because of having wearied the Lord in asking  that Martin Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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might take the writings  which he lost by transgression) [p. 14]
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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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