John David Whitmer (1802 - 1878) MP

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Birthplace: York, PA, USA
Death: Died in Far West, MO, USA
Cause of death: Heart failure
Occupation: Church Historian, Editor, President, Farmer
Managed by: Randy Stebbing
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About John David Whitmer

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...John Whitmer (August 27, 1802 – July 11, 1878) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. He was one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon's Golden Plates. He was also the first official Church Historian and a member of the presidency of the church in Missouri..."

"...John Whitmer was born in York, Pennsylvania to Peter Whitmer, Sr. and Mary Musselman..."

"...Whitmer became one of eight men who signed a testimony that they had handled and been shown the Golden Plates. Known as the "Testimony of the Eight Witnesses" the statement was printed in the first edition of the Book of Mormon and has been included in almost every subsequent edition..."

"...Whitmer died on July 11, 1878 in Far West. He is buried in Kingston Cemetery in nearby Kingston..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'John Whitmer', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 December 2010, 17:40 UTC, <> [accessed 7 February 2011]

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John Whitmer's Timeline

August 27, 1802
York, PA, USA
February 10, 1833
Age 30
Kaw Township, MO, USA
May 28, 1834
Age 31
Liberty, MS, USA
November 30, 1835
Age 33
Kirtland, OH, USA
October 5, 1837
Age 35
Far West, MO, USA
February 7, 1841
Age 38
Far West, MO, USA
May 26, 1843
Age 40
Far West, MO, USA
July 11, 1878
Age 75
Far West, MO, USA
Kingston, MO, USA