Newel and Elizabeth Ann Whitney Home in Kirtland, Ohio


When Joseph and Emma Smith first moved to Kirtland, they lived in the Newel and Elizabeth Ann Whitney home, from about the first of February to the first of March 1831. During this time, Joseph received Doctrine and Covenants 41 through 44, and probably 70 and 72. He also performed the first miracle of healing, in which he healed Elsa Johnson’s arm when she, her husband, Ezra Booth, and the family doctor came to visit Joseph in the Newel K. Whitney home. The Whitneys later had a feast at their home in January of 1836, which was called the “feast of the poor” and lasted three days.

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