Stephen Beecroft wrote:
1. Lillian Freeze (Lilian Freise? something like that) recorded that
Joseph Smith said that the day would come that only Latter-day Saint
women would want to have children.
Can't locate such a refernce. Will continue searching.
2. William Dimick (Demick? Dimik?) was told by Joseph that he would
never taste of death.
This reference appears to be to William Huntington, and his father,
Dimick Huntington. The Huntingtons were associates with Joseph Smith in
Nauvoo. After he was instrumental in delivering Joseph from the mobs in
Nauvoo, Joseph promised William that he would never taste of death.
Madsen refers to this in a footnote--
William Huntington went west with the exodus and settled eventually in
Springville, Utah. One night, forty-three years after the Nauvoo
incident, just after going to bed he was conversing with his wife in the
darkness. He said something and she replied. She said something and he
did not reply. After two or three repetitions she lighted a lamp.
Without a sigh or a shudder he had died. The family believed this was
the fulfillment of Joseph's promise, which is universalized in the
Doctrine and Covenants: "And it shall come to pass that those that die
in me shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them; and
they that die not in me, wo unto them, for their death is bitter" (D&C
42:46-47). See diary of Oliver B. Huntington, vol. 2, p. 271, entry of
March 19, 1887.
(Truman G. Madsen, Joseph Smith the Prophet [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft,
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