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Peter Whitmer
Birth: Apr. 14, 1773
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1854
Richmond
Ray County
Missouri, USA

Mormon Folklore Figure. Patriarch of the Whitmer family, influential members of the early Mormon Church. Five sons and two sons-in-law were witnesses of the golden plates, the source of the Book of Mormon. At the request of his son David he invited Joseph and Emma Smith and Oliver Cowdery to stay at the family farm in Fayette, New York where the translation of the Book of Mormon was completed in 1829. The first meeting of the newly form church was held in his house on April 11, 1830; he was baptized a week later. The entire family moved to Ohio in 1831 and to Missouri the following year. In 1838, he left the church when two of his sons were excommunicated. He settled in Ray County for his remaining years. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Mary Elsa Musselman Whitmer (1778 - 1856)*
  Christiana Conrad Butler (1804 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  Jacob Whitmer (1800 - 1856)*
  John Whitmer (1802 - 1878)*
  David Whitmer (1805 - 1888)*
  Catherine Whitmer Page (1807 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Ann Whitmer Cowdery (1815 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pioneer Cemetery
Richmond
Ray County
Missouri, USA
Plot: unmarked grave [unmarked]
 
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Record added: Aug 31, 2000
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