Highlights in the life
of David Whitmer.
 
     
  In 1829, Oliver Cowdery tells
him about the Book of Mormon
and Joseph Smith ‛s mission.
 
  In 1829, he invited Joseph
Smith to his family ‛s home
where Joseph finished the
translation.
 
  He was one of the Three Witnesses to the Book of Mormon who saw the Plates and the Angel Moroni in June 1829.  
     
  David moved to Jackson County,
Missouri with the Church. During
the Missouri persecutions in 1832, a mob threatened to kill him unless he denied the Book of Mormon. He refused and survived.
 
  Driven by mobs from Jackson
County, Missouri, he settled in
Clay county. In 1834 he was
ordained as Stake President.
 
  He, with Oliver Cowdery and
Martin Harris, selected the first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He attended the dedication of the Kirtland Temple in 1836.
 
     
  Excommunicated in 1838, David
moved to Richmond, Missouri,
and later became the President of the Church of Christ.
 
  In 1881, he assembled honorable
men to sign an affidavit verifying
his integrity and had it published
with his testimony of the Book of
Mormon in The London Times and in
The New York Times.
 
  David died in Richmond, Missouri
in 1888. He testified on his
deathbed of the Truthfulness of
the Book of Mormon.
 

 

 

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