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Amanda Barnes Smith’s experience at Haun’s Mill

Amanda Barnes Smith Amanda Barnes Smith 1809-1886 Amanda Smith, a woman of great faith and a survivor of the Haun’s Mill massacre, was born Feb. 22, 1809, in the town of Becket, Beckshire county, Mass., daughter of Ezekiel and Fannie … Continue reading

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Willard Richards’ firsthand account of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum

Willard Richards gives his firsthand account of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Gives an account of martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith: Mob approached jail room door; Hyrum struck by musket ball, falls to floor exclaiming “I am a … Continue reading

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Lydia Knight

  Lydia Goldthwaite was born on June 9, 1812, in Sutton, Massachusetts. Lydia was the third of twelve children born to the Goldthwaites during their time in Massachusetts and later New York. In the fall of 1828 Lydia married Calvin … Continue reading

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Joseph Smith heals Elsa Johnson’s arm

  The following account comes to us from chapter 6 of the book entitled, The Prophet Joseph: Essays on the Life and Mission of Joseph Smith, by Larry Porter and Susan Easton Black: The power that rested upon Joseph Smith … Continue reading

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