About Egbert Bratt Grandin
Wikipedia Biographical Summary:
"...Egbert Bratt Grandin (March 30, 1806 – April 16, 1845) was a printer in Palmyra, New York, known for publishing the first edition of the Book of Mormon, a sacred text of the churches of the Latter Day Saint movement..."
"...E. B. Grandin was born in Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey, the youngest of ten children, and was reared on a farm near Palmyra, New York. At eighteen he became an apprentice printer at the office of Palmyra's Wayne Sentinel, which he purchased in 1827. Besides publishing the newspaper, Grandin sold and bound books and operated a lending library. He married Harriet Rogers in 1828; they had no children. He died at Palmyra..."
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Biographical Summary #2:
Egbert Grandin was born in rural New Jersey but moved with his parents to western New York at an early age. At eighteen, he apprenticed as a printer in the Palmyra office of the Wayne County Sentinel. In the spring of 1828, he began his own printing business. That fall he moved into the newly constructed Thayer and Grandin's Row where he operated a bookstore, circulating library, and bindery, along with the print shop where the Book of Mormon was printed 1829-1830.
Grandin's printing career lasted until 1833, when he sold the shop. Over the next twelve years he owned a butchery, tannery, and storage and freighting businesses, and farmed. He died of pneumonia in 1845 at the age of thirty-nine.