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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

turning against him her answer was that he would fall from his office because of transgression and either he (David Whitmore

7 Jan. 1805–25 Jan. 1888. Farmer, livery keeper. Born near Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Raised Presbyterian. Moved to Ontario Co., New York, shortly after birth. Attended German Reformed Church. Arranged...

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) or 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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would be appointed in his place and the one who did not seceed Joseph in his office would be a councillor to him who did— Those persons who were disaffected towards Joseph commenced collecting together around this girl as soon as this news came to their ears— Dr williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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was also one of the dissentors and He wrote the revelations that were given to this girl. 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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who had always before been a good and faithful brother lived in the same house with David Whitmore

7 Jan. 1805–25 Jan. 1888. Farmer, livery keeper. Born near Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Raised Presbyterian. Moved to Ontario Co., New York, shortly after birth. Attended German Reformed Church. Arranged...

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and soon imbibed the same Spirit not long after he became one of their party I was made acquainted with the fact and having a great regard for him I improved the first opportunity of talking with him to disuade him from continueing to associate with persons who would be the means of his destruction and as I had been informed that he had declared in one of their meethings that he possessed power to raise Joe Smith to the Highest heaven or cast him down to the lowest hell * tell the whole story in full I questioned him about the matter in presence of my husband

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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Who not knowing what I was talking of said do be still when he heard this began to reason with brother 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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upon the impiety of the course he was taking and warned him to repent and that speedily and confess his sins to the church or the judgements of God would overtake him He remained with us untill Midnight and he acknowledged his fault and said he would confess to the brethren The next Morning he was taken with a violent pain in his eyes and he was in great distress for two days but on the evening of the second day he rose from his bed and kneeling down he besought the Lord to heal him and he covenantid before God that if he was healed he would make a full comfession before [p. [9], bk. 14]
turning against him her answer was that he would  fall from his office because of transgression and eith er he (David Whitmore

7 Jan. 1805–25 Jan. 1888. Farmer, livery keeper. Born near Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Raised Presbyterian. Moved to Ontario Co., New York, shortly after birth. Attended German Reformed Church. Arranged...

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) or 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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would be app ointed in his place and the one who did not seceed Jos eph in his office would be a councillor to him who  did— Those persons who were disaffected towards Joseph  commenced collecting together around this girl as soon as  this news came to their ears— untill Dr williams

28 Oct. 1787–10 Oct. 1842. Ship’s pilot, teacher, physician, justice of the peace. Born at Suffield, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of William Wheeler Williams and Ruth Granger. Moved to Newburg, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 1799. Practiced Thomsonian botanical system...

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was also one  of the dissentors <and> He wrote the revelations that were given to this  girl. 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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who had always untill before been a  good and faithful brother lived in the same house with  David Whitmore

7 Jan. 1805–25 Jan. 1888. Farmer, livery keeper. Born near Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Raised Presbyterian. Moved to Ontario Co., New York, shortly after birth. Attended German Reformed Church. Arranged...

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and was soon imbibed the same Spirit  not long after he became one one of their party I had was  made acquainted with the fact and having a great  regard for him I took <improved> the first opportunity of talk ing with him and to disuade him from continueing  to associate with persons who would be the means  of his destruction and as I had been informed that  he had declared in one of their meethings that  he had possessed power to send raise Joe Smith  to the Highest heaven or cast him down to the  lowest hell <*> <tell the whole story in full> I questioned him about the matter  in presence of my husband

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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in order to get him  to Who <not knowing what I was talking of said do be still> when he heard this commence <began to> reason with  brother 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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upon the impiety of the course  he was taking and warned him to repent and  that speedily and confess his sins to the church  or the judgements of God would overtake him  He remained with us untill Midnight and he acknow ledged his fault and said he would confess to the  brethren The next Morning he which was thursd ay he was taken with a violent pain in his eyes th and  he was in great distress for two days but on the even ing of the second day he rose from his bed and  kneeling down he besought the Lord to heal him  and he covenantid before God that if he was  healed he would make a full comfession befo[re] [p. [9], bk. 14]
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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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