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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

he himself has an abundance of everything.” This, at that time, seemed impossible; but one year had scarcely elapsed, when we saw his prophecy litterally fulfilled.
The shock, occasioned by Alvin

11 Feb. 1798–19 Nov. 1823. Farmer, carpenter. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; returned to Tunbridge, before May 1803. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804, and to...

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’s death, in a short time, passed off; and we resumed our usual avocations of life with considerable interest. The first move towards business, was, to complete the house; which we did as speedily as possible; and when it was finished, Mr Stodard, the principal workman, offered 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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$1500. for it; but his offer was refused; as Mr Smith Joseph Smith Sr.

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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was unwilling to leave the scene of our labor, where we fondly anticipated spending the remainder of our days.
A short time before the house was completed, a man by the name of Josiah Stoal

22 Mar. 1770–12 May 1844. Farmer, sawmill owner. Born in Winchester, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of Israel Stowell and Mary Butler. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, 1791. Married Miriam Bridgeman...

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came from Chenango County

Created in south-central New York state, 1798. Population in 1830 about 37,000. In this county, Josiah Stowell employed JS as farmhand and millworker, 1825–1827. JS married Emma Hale in South Bainbridge, Chenango Co., 1827. JS was charged with and acquitted...

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, New York, to get Joseph to assist him in digging for a silver mine. He came for Joseph from having heard, that he was in possession of certain means, by which he could discern things, that could not be seen by the natural eye. Joseph endeavered to divert him from his vain project; but he was inflexible, and offered high wages to such as would dig for him; ; and was still very anxious to have Joseph work for him; consequently, he returned with the old gentleman; besides several others who were picked up in the neighborhood, and commenced digging. After laboring about a month without success, Joseph prevailed on his employer to cease his opperations. It was from this circumstance, namely, working by the month at digging for a silver mine, that the very prevalent story arose, of his having been a money digger. [p. 95]
he himself has an abundance of everything.” This,  at that time, seemed impossible; but one year had  scarcely elapsed, when we saw the his prophecies prophecy litter ally fulfilled.
The shock, occasioned by Alvin

11 Feb. 1798–19 Nov. 1823. Farmer, carpenter. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; returned to Tunbridge, before May 1803. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804, and to...

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’s death, in a short  time, passed off; and we resumed our usual av ocations of life with considerable interest. The  first move towards business, was, to complete the  house; which we did as speedily as possible; and  when it was finished, Mr Stodard, the principal  workman, offered 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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$1500. for it; but  his offer was refused; as Mr Smith [Joseph Smith Sr.]

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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was unwilling  to leave the scene of our labor, where we fondly an ticipated spending the remainder of our days.
A short time before the house was completed,  a man by the name of Josiah Stoal

22 Mar. 1770–12 May 1844. Farmer, sawmill owner. Born in Winchester, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Son of Israel Stowell and Mary Butler. Member of Presbyterian church. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge), Chenango Co., New York, 1791. Married Miriam Bridgeman...

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came from  Chenango County

Created in south-central New York state, 1798. Population in 1830 about 37,000. In this county, Josiah Stowell employed JS as farmhand and millworker, 1825–1827. JS married Emma Hale in South Bainbridge, Chenango Co., 1827. JS was charged with and acquitted...

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, New York, to get Joseph to assist  him in digging for a silver mine. He came for  Joseph from having heard, that he was in possession  of certain means, by which he could discern things,  which that could not be seen by the natural eye. Joseph  endeavered to divert him from his vain project; but  he was inflexible, and offered high wages to such  as would dig for him; in search of the mine; and  was [illegible] still very anxious [illegible] to have Joseph work for  him; consequently, he returned with the old gentle man; besides several others that who were picked up in  the neighborhood, and commenced digging. After  laboring about a month without success, Joseph  prevailed on his employer to cease his opperations.  It was from this circumstance, namely, his having working  worked by the month at digging for a silver mine,  that the very prevalent story arose, of his having been  a money digger. [p. 95]
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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845; 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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and Martha Jane Knowlton Coray; 337 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 a 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 this fair copy of the history under Lucy’s direction.

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