“My father, Jacob Whitmer, was always faithful and true to his testimony to the Book of Mormon, and confirmed it on his death bed.”
— Capt. David P. Whitmer
January 27, 1800: Jacob Whitmer born as the second eldest son of Peter Whitmer, Sr. and Mary Musselman.
1809: Moves with his parents’ family to Fayette, New York.
Jacob Whitmer was the second born child of Peter Whitmer, Sr. and Mary Musselman. Born January 27, 1800, Jacob Whitmer moved with his parents’ family to New York.
“Alienated from his Mormon associates for eighteen years and preoccupied with material survival, Jacob Whitmer had never waned in his conviction regarding the plates.”