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 Jacob Whitmer

Jacob Whitmer

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Apr 1856 (aged 56)
Ray County, Missouri, USA
Burial Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 5799981 · View Source
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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.

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Son of Peter Whitmer. Jacob was one of the eight witnesses of the Book of Mormon


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  • Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
  • Added: 25 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5799981
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Whitmer (2 Feb 1800–21 Apr 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5799981, citing Pioneer Cemetery, Richmond, Ray County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .