Prophet relation in cemetery
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.