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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

tongues and prophisied as on the day of pentecost and the brethren gathered together to wittness the manifestation of the power of God I was on the Farm a Short distance from the place where the Meeting was held but my children who could not bear that Mother

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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should loose anything despatched a messenger in a great haste for me I was putting some loaves bread into the oven but the brother who came for me would not wait till I had set my bread to baking. so I went and shared with the rest one of the most Glorious outporings of the spirit of God that had ever been witnessed in the church at that time— This produced great joy and satisfaction among the Brethren and Sisters and we felt as though we had about gained the victory over the adversary and truly it was as as the poet says
We could not believe
That we ever should grieve
Or ever should sorrow again
But alas! how our joy was measureably turned to grief for not 2 months until news came to our ears of the dificulties in Jackson county

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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between the Brethren and the mob .
A messenger arrived from Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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about [blank] and my Sons were then all at work preparing a piece of ground for sowing wheat the ensueing fall Joseph was standing on the porch near the door washing his face and hands when the despatch arrived who stated that the brethren were driven and brethren Pattridge Edward Partridge

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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and [blank] Charles Allen

26 Dec. 1806–after 1870. Farmer, auctioneer. Born in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Charles Allen and Mary. Married first Eliza Tibbits, ca. 1832. Baptized into LDS church. Moved to Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri. Tarred and feathered during mob ...

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: had been tarred and feathered and put into prison that some were killed and brother Philo Dibble

6 June 1806–7 June 1895. Farmer, real estate developer, ferryboat operator, merchant, boardinghouse operator. Born in Peru, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Orator Dibble and Beulah Pomeroy. Moved to Granby, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, by 1816. Moved...

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among others had been shot When Joseph heard this he was overwhelmed with grief He burst into tears and sobbed aloud Oh my brethren my brethren said he Oh! that I had been with you to have shared with you your trouble— My God My God what shall we d0 [p. [9], bk. 13]
tongues and <prophisied> as on the day of pentecost and the brethren  gathered together to wittness the manifestation of the  power of God I was on the Farm a Short distance  from the place where the Meeting was held but they  my children who could not bear that Mother

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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shou ld loose anything despatched an messenger in a great  haste for me I was putting some <loaves> bread into the  oven but the brother who came for me would  not wait till I had set my bread to baking.  <so> I went and shared with the rest one of the  most Glorious outporings of the spirit of God  that had ever been witnessed in the church  at that time— This produced great joy and satisf action among the Brethren and Sisters and we  felt as though we had about gained the victory  over the adver[s]ary and truly it was as as the  poet says
We could not believe
That we ever should grieve
Or ever should sorrow again
But alas! how our joy was measureably tur ned to grief for not 2 months until news came  to our ears of the dificulties in Jackson county

Settled at Fort Osage, 1808. County created, 16 Feb. 1825; organized 1826. Named after U.S. president Andrew Jackson. Featured fertile lands along Missouri River and was Santa Fe Trail departure point, which attracted immigrants to area. Area of county reduced...

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between  the Brethren and the mob in.
A messenger arrived from Missouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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about [blank]  and my Sons were then all at work preparing of a piece  of ground for sowing wheat the ensueing fall Joseph  was standing on the porch near the door washing  his face and hands when the despatch arrived and <who>  stated that the brethren were driven and brethren  Pattridge [Edward Partridge]

27 Aug. 1793–27 May 1840. Hatter. Born at Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of William Partridge and Jemima Bidwell. Moved to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio. Married Lydia Clisbee, 22 Aug. 1819, at Painesville. Initially a Universal Restorationist...

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and [blank] [Charles Allen]

26 Dec. 1806–after 1870. Farmer, auctioneer. Born in Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Charles Allen and Mary. Married first Eliza Tibbits, ca. 1832. Baptized into LDS church. Moved to Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri. Tarred and feathered during mob ...

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: had been tarred and  feathered and put into prison and that many some were  killed and brother [Philo] Dibble

6 June 1806–7 June 1895. Farmer, real estate developer, ferryboat operator, merchant, boardinghouse operator. Born in Peru, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Orator Dibble and Beulah Pomeroy. Moved to Granby, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, by 1816. Moved...

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among the others had been  shot When Joseph heard this he was overwhelmed  with grief He bu[r]st into tears and sobbed about aloud  Oh my brethren my brethren said he Oh! that  I had been with you to have shared with you  your trouble— My God My God what shall we [d0] [p. [9], 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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