January 27, 1800
Jacob is the second child of Peter Whitmer, Sr. and Mary Musselman.
Peter Whitmer Home
The Whitmer family moves to Fayette, New York, where they work a large farm.
September 29, 1825
Jacob marries Elizabeth Schott. Jacob and Elizabeth have nine children together, only three of which survive to adulthood.
Joseph Smith moves to Fayette, New York to continue the translation at the home of Jacob’s father, Peter Whitmer Sr.
Joseph Smith finishes translating the Book of Mormon at the Whitmer home.
The Eight Witnesses, including Jacob, see the golden plates and testify of the book’s truth.
The Church is formally organized in Fayette, New York.
Jacob is baptized on April 11, 1830
Jacob and his family move to Kirtland, Ohio with other members of the Church.
Jacob and his family move with his extended family to Jackson County, Missouri.
Jacob and his family have relocated to Far West, Missouri
Jacob works in different capacities for the Church, including High Councilor and a member of the Church’s Building Committee.
When his brothers, David and John, are excommunicated for apostasy, Jacob voluntarily removes himself from the church and moves to Richmond, Missouri.
April 21, 1856
Works as a shoemaker and farmer until his death.