- Mary Smith
Mary Smith HeadstoneMary Smith was born June 27, 1829, in Manchester, New York, into a house-hold that consisted not only of Hyrum, Jerusha, and her sister Lovina, but also Father and Mother Smith (her grandparents) and various aunts and uncles, all living together in the Smith log cabin. This was the time of the completion of the Book of Mormon and its preparation for printing.
In April 1830, those who were to become members of the Church of Christ gathered together at the Whitmer farm in Fayette to officially organize the Church. Mary, now nine months old, was there with her parents. Aunt Emma, who had no children at the time, was delighted to hold Mary on her lap during the meeting and to get to know her new niece.
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