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 Peter Whitmer

Peter Whitmer

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Aug 1854 (aged 81)
Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA
Burial Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA
Plot unmarked grave
Memorial ID 11999 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 31 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11999
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Whitmer (14 Apr 1773–12 Aug 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11999, citing Pioneer Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .