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 Martin Harris

Martin Harris

Birth
Easton, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 9 Jul 1875 (aged 92)
Clarkston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 3464 · View Source
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Religious Figure. 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.

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  • Added: 20 Aug 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3464
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Harris (18 May 1783–9 Jul 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3464, citing Pioneer Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .