Newel K. Whitney Home

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


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.


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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