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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

whom was David Dort

6 Jan. 1793–10 Mar. 1841. Farmer, miller. Born at Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of John Dort and Elishaba Briggs. Married first JS’s cousin Mary (Polly) Mack, 2 June 1813, at Gilsum. After Mary’s death, married her sister Fanny Mack. Moved to Pontiac...

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and his wife— these were anxious to have an Elder sent to them and some of them said if I would use my influence in their favor they would pledge themselves that the man who came should not lack for anything and Mr Cooper my Nephew of Detroit

Port city located between west end of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. State capital and county seat. French first visited site, ca. 1610, and established settlement and fort, by 1701. Britain obtained possession, 1760. Became part of U.S. territory, 1783. First...

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said that if we would dress our elders in broadcloth instead of home spun it would add greatly to their influence. I promised him that the next one who came to preach to them should be more genteel.
This was just as I embarked for home where I arrived in a few days in perfect health and safety and found my family well— I mentioned the state of things where I had been to Joseph the first opportunity he seemed pleased that I had succeeded in preparing the way for a minister of the Gospel and [blank] sent Brother Jared Carter

14 June 1801–6 July 1849. Born at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Moved to Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1810. Married Lydia Ames, 20 Sept. 1823, at Benson. Moved to Chenango, Broome Co., New York, by Jan...

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to labor with them but not untill we had him fitted out as I promised Mr Cooper with a suit of superfine broadcloth. He went into the midst of Mr Ruggles’s church and converted 70 of his best member and as I said he took the very deacon too— for although I did not know anything about the situation of His church he had a very intelligent Deacon by the name of Samuel Bent who is now a high councillor in Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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and he told me the last time I saw him which was not a week since that he had never not forgotten my prophecy upon his head Samuel Smith

13 Mar. 1808–30 July 1844. Farmer, logger, scribe, builder, tavern operator. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, by Mar. 1810; to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811...

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returned at home in less than a month after my arrival and remained untill the next Oct when a revelation was given commanding him and Wm. E. McLellin

18 Jan. 1806–14 Mar. 1883. Schoolteacher, physician, publisher. Born at Smith Co., Tennessee. Son of Charles McLellin and Sarah (a Cherokee Indian). Married first Cynthia Ann, 30 July 1829. Wife died, by summer 1831. Baptized into LDS church by Hyrum Smith...

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to the town of Hyrum Hiram

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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which was near 30 Miles distant and warn the people in the name of the Lord he began to make preparations to set out on this mission but before he was ready to start he heard a voice in the night which called to him saying samuel

13 Mar. 1808–30 July 1844. Farmer, logger, scribe, builder, tavern operator. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, by Mar. 1810; to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811...

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arise immediately and go forth [p. [3], bk. 13]
whom was David Dort

6 Jan. 1793–10 Mar. 1841. Farmer, miller. Born at Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of John Dort and Elishaba Briggs. Married first JS’s cousin Mary (Polly) Mack, 2 June 1813, at Gilsum. After Mary’s death, married her sister Fanny Mack. Moved to Pontiac...

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and his wife— these were  anxious to have an Elder sent to them and  some of them said if I would use my influence  to I in <their> favor they would pledge themselves that  the man who came should not lack for anyth ing and Mr Cooper my Nep[h]ew of Detroit

Port city located between west end of Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. State capital and county seat. French first visited site, ca. 1610, and established settlement and fort, by 1701. Britain obtained possession, 1760. Became part of U.S. territory, 1783. First...

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said that  if we would dress our elders in broadcloth instead  of home spun it would add greatly to their influ ence. I promised him that the next one who came  to preach to them should be more genteel.
This was just as I embarked for home where I  arrived in a few days in perfect health and  safety and found my family well— I me[n]tioned  the state of things where I had been to Joseph the  first opportunity he seemed pleased that I had  succeeded in preparing the way for a minister of  the Gospel and [blank] sent Brother  Jared Carter

14 June 1801–6 July 1849. Born at Killingworth, Middlesex Co., Connecticut. Son of Gideon Carter and Johanna Sims. Moved to Benson, Rutland Co., Vermont, by 1810. Married Lydia Ames, 20 Sept. 1823, at Benson. Moved to Chenango, Broome Co., New York, by Jan...

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to labor with them but not untill  we had him fitted out as I promised Mr Cooper with  a suit of superfine broadcloth. He went into the midst  of Mr Ruggles’s church and converted 70 of his best  member and as I said he took the very deacon  to[o]— for although I did not know anything about the  situation of th His church he had a very intelligent  Deacon by the name of [Samuel] Bent who is now a high cou ncillor in Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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and he told me the last time  I saw him which was not a week since that he  had never <not> forgotten my prophecy upon his head  Soon after Bro Samuel [Smith]

13 Mar. 1808–30 July 1844. Farmer, logger, scribe, builder, tavern operator. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, by Mar. 1810; to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811...

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arrived <returned> a[t] home within a  month of the in less than a month after my retur <arrival>  and remained untill the next Oct when a revelation  was given commanding him <and Wm. [E.] McLellin

18 Jan. 1806–14 Mar. 1883. Schoolteacher, physician, publisher. Born at Smith Co., Tennessee. Son of Charles McLellin and Sarah (a Cherokee Indian). Married first Cynthia Ann, 30 July 1829. Wife died, by summer 1831. Baptized into LDS church by Hyrum Smith...

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> to <the town of> Hyrum [Hiram]

Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice...

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which  was near 30 Miles distant and warn the people in the  name of the Lord he <began to> make preparations for to set  out on this mission but before he was ready to start  a voice he heard a voice in the night which called  to him sayin[g] samuel

13 Mar. 1808–30 July 1844. Farmer, logger, scribe, builder, tavern operator. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, by Mar. 1810; to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811...

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arise immediately and go forth [p. [3], bk. 13]
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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845; handwriting of Martha Jane Knowlton Coray and 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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; 240 pages, with miscellaneous inserted pages; CHL.
Note: Lucy Mack Smith

8 July 1775–14 May 1856. Oilcloth painter, nurse, fund-raiser, author. Born at Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Daughter of Solomon Mack Sr. and Lydia Gates. Moved to Montague, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, 1779; to Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont, 1788...

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, the mother of Joseph Smith, dictated this rough draft version of her history to Martha Jane Knowlton Coray (with some additional scribal help from Martha’s husband, Howard

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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) beginning in 1844 and concluding in 1845. In 1845, the Corays inscribed a fair copy of the history under Lucy’s direction.

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