Whitmer, John, 1802-1878
- Existence: 1802 - 1878
John Whitmer (1802-1878) was a early Latter-day Saint leader in Missouri.
John Whitmer was born in 1802 in Pennsylvania, but his family soon moved to New York. In New York, John's family heard about Joseph Smith and offered to let him live with them. During this time, John Whitmer was a scribe for Joseph Smith. John was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Seneca Lake. John Whitmer was also one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon. In 1830, John was appointed to Church historian and recorder. On February 10, 1833, John married Sarah Maria Jackson. In 1834, John served as counselor for the presidency for the Church in Missouri. In March 1838, John Whitmer was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. John Whitmer died in 1878.
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Materials include typescripts of records on early Mormon history. Includes information on Joseph Smith, William Smith, and John Whitmer, and other early Church leaders. Dated 1830-1846.
Contains two bibles owned by Hyrum Smith. Includes an 1834 family bible that has a family record in the middle of the book, dated up to 1872; and, an Old Testament in Hebrew with Latin notations, said to be used by Hyrum while attending the School of the Prophets. Includes photocopy of part of family record from family bible.
Contains diaries and other writings related to Hyrum Smith. Includes missionary diaries kept by Hyrum for missions in the Ohio area, the eastern states, and southern states. Also includes an account book, a day book, and a book of miscellaneous writings not in Hyrum's hand. Dated 1831-1835.
Records mostly related to Hyrum Smith's property in Lee County, Iowa, and Nauvoo, Illnois. Includes maps of his Smith's "additions" to the city, as well as several indentures related to the buying and selling of this property. Also includes some documents related to Smith family property in Kirtland, Ohio, and Far West, Missouri. Includes a tax document for Hyrum's estate and an indenture for his property being sold after his death. Dated 1837-1846.
Handwritten and signed letter, dated 2 May 1849, written in Centerville, Utah, and addressed to John and Sarah Witmer. Jackson expresses regards and writes about some local activities. Also included is a handwritten and signed letter from John Jackson addressed to "Dear Children."
Handwritten list dated 14 May and 25 June 1837. The item is a record of two marriages performed by John Whitmer, an early Mormon Church leader and one of the "Eight Witnesses" to the authenticity of the Book of Mormon. The marriages were between Willard Snow and Malvina Harvy and John H. Zimmar and Elisa Jackson.
Contains correspondence between various people, an autobiography of Andrew Hunter Scott's missionary work, notes about leaders of the Church of Christ, writings on some of the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including notes on John Whitmer, and magazine and newspaper clippings. The book was created by David C. Martin. Dates approximately 1927 to 1975, bulk approximately 1950 to 1975.
Handwritten partriarchal blessing, dated 22 Sept 1835, and given to John Whitmer. Smith assures Whitmer that he may receive salvation by following the teachings of the Mormon Church.
- Collection 12
- Archival Record 4
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 8
- Letters 8
- Missions and Missionaries 6
- Correspondence 5
- Material Types 5
- Mormon Church -- History 5
- Mormons -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History 5
- Mormons -- Ohio -- History 5
- Diaries 2
- Far West (Mo.) -- History -- Sources 2
- Mormons -- Missouri -- Correspondence 2
- Social Life and Customs 2
- Account books 1
- American letters 1
- Articles 1
- Autobiographies 1
- Bible records 1
- Centerville (Utah) -- History -- Sources 1
- Certificates 1
- Church Government 1
- City and Town Life 1
- City plats 1
- Daybooks 1
- Family records 1
- Far West (Mo.) -- Photographs 1
- Genealogies 1
- Home and Family 1
- Indentures 1
- Land grants 1
- Land titles -- Missouri -- Clay County 1
- Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Missouri -- Clay County 1
- Lists 1
- Maps 1
- Minutes (Records) 1
- Mormon Church -- Apostles 1
- Mormon Church -- History -- 19th century 1
- Mormons 1
- Mormons -- Missouri -- Far West -- History 1
- Mormons -- Missouri -- History 1
- Mormons -- Utah -- Centerville -- History -- Sources 1
- Nauvoo (Ill.) 1
- New York (State) 1
- Notes 1
- Ohio 1
- Patriarchal blessings (Mormon Church) -- History 1
- Photographs 1
- Politics, Government, and Law 1
- Postcards 1
- Programs 1
- Receipts (Financial records) 1
- Religion 1
- Tax records 1
- Typescripts 1 ∧ less