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History, circa 1841, fair copy

After a few days I again returned to colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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in company with Oliver Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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for the purpose of confirming those whom we had been compelled to abandon for a time
We had scarcely arrived at Mr. Knights Joseph Knight Sr.’s

3 Nov. 1772–2 Feb. 1847. Farmer, miller. Born at Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Son of Benjamin Knight and Sarah Crouch. Lived at Marlboro, Windham Co., Vermont, by 1780. Married first Polly Peck, 1795, in Windham Co. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge...

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when the mob commenced gathering together to oppose us and we thought it wisdom to leave the place which we did without even taking refreshment of any kind. Our enemies pursued us and it was with much difficulty that we eluded them and arrived at home after travelling almost all night
How long shall men be persecuted on account of their religious faith in a country the constitution of which guarantees to every man the right to worship God according to the dictates of their own conscience and by men too who profess to be servants of the most High who are not backward to assert their own rights yet with avidity and eagerness deprive others of the rights of conscience. For instance Cyrus Mc.Master

Ca. 1801–2 Jan. 1879. Dairyman, farmer. Likely born at Sidney, Delaware Co., New York. Son of David McMaster and Abigail Smith. Married Electa Bridgeman. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Bainbridge, Chenango Co., New York, by 1830. Resided in Afton...

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a Presbyterian of high standing was one of the principal instigators of this persecution who told me he considered me guilty without Judge or jury. The celebrated Doct. Boyington Nathan Boynton

30 June 1788–ca. 1860. Lumber dealer, miller, postmaster, physician, merchant. Born in Wendell, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Caleb Boynton and Sarah Flagg. Moved to Worcester, Otsego Co., New York, 1795. Moved to Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., New York...

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also a Presbyterian was another instigator of these deeds of violence. And a young man by the name of Abram Benton

16 July 1805–9 Mar. 1867. Physician, merchant. Born in New York. Studied medicine with physician Nathan Boynton, before 1830, in Bettsburg, Chenango Co., New York. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to South Bainbridge (later Afton), Chenango Co., by Oct...

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of the same denomination impiously swore out the first warrant against me.
But during all this persecution and rage of our enemies we had much to console and strengthen us in our faith The church at Colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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were very anxious that we should again visit them and sister night Sarah (Sally) Coburn Knight

1804–15 Sept. 1834. Born in Oxford (later in Guilford), Chenango Co., New York. Daughter of Amariah Coburn and Rose Linda Lyon. Resided in Oxford, Chenango Co., by 1810. Moved to Greene, Chenango Co., by 1820. Moved to Colesville, Broome Co., New York, by...

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(wife of Newel Knight

13 Sept. 1800–11 Jan. 1847. Miller, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Knight Sr. and Polly Peck. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, ca. 1809. Moved to Windsor (later in Colesville), Broome Co., New...

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) had a dream which enabled her to say that we would visit them that day which actually came to pass for, in a few hours afterwards we arrived. This circumstance served to confirm us in our faith concerning dreams and visions in the last days as foretold by the Prophet Joel. And although we were compelld to fly from our enemies yet we felt confident that we should come off victorious [p. 81]
After a few days I again returned to colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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in comp any with Oliver Cowd[e]ry

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

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for the purpose of confirming those  whom we had been compelled to abandon for a time
We had sca[r]cely arrived at Mr. Knights [Joseph Knight Sr.’s]

3 Nov. 1772–2 Feb. 1847. Farmer, miller. Born at Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Son of Benjamin Knight and Sarah Crouch. Lived at Marlboro, Windham Co., Vermont, by 1780. Married first Polly Peck, 1795, in Windham Co. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge...

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when the mob  commenced gathering together to oppose us and we thou ght it wisdom to leave the place which we did without  even taking refreshment of any kind. Our enemies  pursued us and it was with much difficulty that  we eluded them and arrived at home after trav elling almost all night
How long shall men be persecuted on account  of their religious faith in a country the constitution  of which guarantees to every man the right [to] worship  God according to the dictates of their own conscience  and by men too who profess to be servants of the  most High who are not backward to assert their own  rights yet with avidity and eagerness deprive others  of the rights of conscience. For instance Cyrus  Mc.Master

Ca. 1801–2 Jan. 1879. Dairyman, farmer. Likely born at Sidney, Delaware Co., New York. Son of David McMaster and Abigail Smith. Married Electa Bridgeman. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Bainbridge, Chenango Co., New York, by 1830. Resided in Afton...

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a Presbyterian of high standing was  one of the principal instigators of this persecution  who told me he considered me guilty without  Judge or jury. The celebrated Doct. Boyin gton [Nathan Boynton]

30 June 1788–ca. 1860. Lumber dealer, miller, postmaster, physician, merchant. Born in Wendell, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Caleb Boynton and Sarah Flagg. Moved to Worcester, Otsego Co., New York, 1795. Moved to Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., New York...

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also a Presbyterian was another instigator  of these deeds of violence. And a young man by  the name of [Abram] Benton

16 July 1805–9 Mar. 1867. Physician, merchant. Born in New York. Studied medicine with physician Nathan Boynton, before 1830, in Bettsburg, Chenango Co., New York. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to South Bainbridge (later Afton), Chenango Co., by Oct...

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of the same denomination  impiously swore out the first warrant against me.
But during all this persecution and rage of our enemies  we had much to console and strengthen us in our  faith The church at Colesville

Area settled, beginning 1785. Formed from Windsor Township, Apr. 1821. Population in 1830 about 2,400. Villages within township included Harpursville, Nineveh, and Colesville. Susquehanna River ran through eastern portion of township. JS worked for Joseph...

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were very anxious  that we should again visit them and sister night [Sarah (Sally) Coburn Knight]

1804–15 Sept. 1834. Born in Oxford (later in Guilford), Chenango Co., New York. Daughter of Amariah Coburn and Rose Linda Lyon. Resided in Oxford, Chenango Co., by 1810. Moved to Greene, Chenango Co., by 1820. Moved to Colesville, Broome Co., New York, by...

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 (wife of Newel Knight

13 Sept. 1800–11 Jan. 1847. Miller, merchant. Born at Marlborough, Windham Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Knight Sr. and Polly Peck. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, ca. 1809. Moved to Windsor (later in Colesville), Broome Co., New...

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) had a dream which enabled  her to say that we would visit them that day which  actually came to pass for, <in> a few hours <afterwards> after, we  arrived. This circumstance served to confirm us in  our faith concerning dreams and visions in the last  days as foretold by the Prophet Joel. And although  we were compelld to fly from our enemies yet we  felt confident that we should come off victorious [p. 81]
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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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