Prophet re­la­tion in ceme­tery

The Queens County Advance - - FEATURE -

The old­est head­stone in the Old Port Med­way Ceme­tery be­longs to Sa­muel Mack, brother of the grand­fa­ther to Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter-Day Saints prophet, Joseph Smith Jr.

Mack, who was born in Con­necti­cut in 1736, mar­ried his sec­ond wife De­siah (or De­sire) Ca­hoon in Liver­pool in 1766. His first wife died.

Mack was a suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man with a lot of in­flu­ence in the county. He died in 1783. His older brother, Solomon was born in Con­necti­cut in 1732. He lived in Queens Co. from 1783 to 1787 but was hurt fi­nan­cially af­ter a ship­wreck near Port Med­way.

He found time from his trav­els to marry, how­ever, with his last child, Lucy born to his wife, the for­mer Ly­dia Gates. In 1796, Lucy Mack mar­ried Joseph Smith Sr. in Ver­mont and gave birth to Joseph Smith Jr. in 1805. He organized the Church in 1830.

The above was taken from re­search com­piled by Robert F. Kirk­patrick. His orig­i­nal work is in the Queens County Mu­seum.

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