the huntingtons were converts from new hampshire, and arrived in the
kirtland period. dimick's sister zina is one of the famous zinas my
daughter is named after.
Jim Cobabe wrote:
> 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,
> 1989], .)
> Mij Ebaboc
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