Newel K. Whitney Home

The Whitney Family was pretty well off for their days. Their house was right across the street from the store.

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Joseph Smith also lived at their home, but only for six weeks before moving on to the Morley Farm and the Johnson farm and then back to the Whitney store.

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A lot of great things happened here. Some of the highlights are D&C 41-44 and possibly D&C 70 & 72.

Elsa Johnson took a trip down from their farm in Hiram, Ohio to meet the prophet and he gave her a healing blessing for her rheumatic arm. She was able to lift it and use it immediately. Something that she hadn’t been able to do in a very long time. This was one of the first (if not the first) healing priesthood blessing. It was given in this room.

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