Brief biographical sketches for selected persons mentioned in Joseph Smith’s papers. Names listed in this directory include church leaders and members, Smith family members, people Joseph Smith encountered in his travels, parties involved in legal and business matters, and other acquaintances. Future releases will identify the sources from which each sketch was compiled.
17 Feb. 1792–7 Mar. 1872
Writer, teacher, printer, newspaper editor, publisher, postmaster, lawyer; born at Hanover, Morris Co.[...]
12 Apr. 1807–13 May 1857
Farmer, editor, publisher, teacher, school administrator, legislator, explorer, author; born at Burlington, Otsego Co., New York.[...]
3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850
Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor; born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller[...]