EARLY LIFE In 1817, due to several years of crop failure, the Rockwell family sold their farm in Massachusetts and moved to upstate New York. They settled near the town of Palmyra about a mile away from the Joseph Smith …

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In a Sunday School class there was sharp criticism of the ill-fated Martin and Willie Handcart companies, which met with tragedy because of their late start on the trek to the Salt Lake Valley. An elderly man arose and said:  …

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