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Jacob Whitmer
Birth: Feb. 2, 1800
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1856
Ray County
Missouri, USA

Mormon Folklore Figure. A member of the Whitmer family, he was one of eight witnesses to the "golden plates." In June 1829, he signed a statement testifying that he saw and handled the golden plates; the source from which Joseph Smith Jr. translated the Book of Mormon. On April 11, 1830, he was baptized in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served on Far West's High Council. When his brothers were excommunicated in 1838, he left the church and moved to Ray County, where he worked as a shoemaker and farmer. Although no longer a member of the church, he affirmed his testimony about the golden plates until his death. (bio by: Thom Painter) 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Whitmer (1773 - 1854)
  Mary Elsa Musselman Whitmer (1778 - 1856)
 
 Children:
  Sally E Whitmer (1830 - 1852)*
  John Christian Whitmer (1835 - 1894)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Whitmer (1800 - 1856)
  John Whitmer (1802 - 1878)*
  David Whitmer (1805 - 1888)*
  Catherine Whitmer Page (1807 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Ann Whitmer Cowdery (1815 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Son of Peter Whitmer. Jacob was one of the eight witnesses of the Book of Mormon
 
Burial:
Pioneer Cemetery
Richmond
Ray County
Missouri, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
Record added: Sep 25, 2001
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