27 Jan. 1800–21 Apr. 1856. Shoemaker, farmer. Born in Pennsylvania. Son of Peter Whitmer Sr. and Mary Musselman. Married Elizabeth Schott, 29 Sept. 1825, at Seneca Co., New York. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Baptized into LDS church by Oliver Cowdery, 11 Apr. 1830, in Seneca Lake, Seneca Co. Moved to Ohio, 1831. Moved to Jackson Co., Missouri, by 1833; to Clay Co., Missouri, 1833; and to what became Caldwell Co., Missouri, by Nov. 1836. Received elder’s license, 7 Dec. 1837, in Far West, Caldwell Co. Disaffected from church, 1838. Moved near Richmond, Ray Co., Missouri, 1838. Died near Richmond.