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Martin Harris
Birth: May 18, 1783
Easton
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 9, 1875
Clarkston
Cache County
Utah, USA

Harris lived not far from the Smith family in Palmyra, New York, responsible for losing the first 116 pages of the Book of Mormon, and helped fund the first five-thousand copies of the printing of the Book of Mormon. However, he did not follow the Saints to Missouri from Ohio. He remained and fell under the influence of James J. Strang and apostatized from the Church. Years later he moved to Utah, and diligently sought rebaptism. After a manifestation of the spirit, the baptismal font was prepared, and by arrangement Elder Stevensen led Martin Harris down into the water and rebaptized him. Five of the Apostles were present (John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Orson Pratt, Geo. A. Smith and Joseph F. Smith) After baptism, Orson Pratt confirmed him, being joined with the rest of the brethren, by the laying on of hands. On the afternoon of his death he was bolstered up in his bed, where, with the Book of Mormon in his hand, he bore his last testimony to those who were present. He was 93 years old. (bio by: Chad Stowell) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Caroline Young Harris (1816 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Martin Harris (1838 - 1913)*
  John Wheeler Harris (1845 - 1916)*
  Solomon Webster Harris (1854 - 1919)*
  Ida May Harris Crockett (1856 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pioneer Cemetery
Richmond
Ray County
Missouri, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 20, 1998
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