Links and Resources I leaned on in compiling The Bone Fire Girl and associated works included in The First Book.

Link to the most recent version of The Bone Fire Girl and associated works will be inserted after archive. 

 

 

In January 2023, an attempt to archive these links through the Internet Archive was made and believed to have been effective. However, because of the amount of links and layers of outlinks involved it's expected that not all of them will work in the archived page.  If too many of these links below don't work here, they may work on that archived page. The link to the archived page is: 

https://web.archive.org/web/20230116194951/https://www.utahdap.com/the-bone-fire-girl-links-and-resources

 

"Encyclopedia of Mormonism" -BYU Library

https://lib.byu.edu/collections/encyclopedia-of-mormonism/

 

 

Three links to different maps of Palmyra including the proximity of the Erie Canal to Harris' lands and Smith shack

#1

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/history-maps/map-2?lang=eng

#2

https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/content/historic-sites/new-york/pennsylvania/what-to-expect-when-you-visit-the-church-historic-sites-in-new-york-and-pennsylvania?lang=eng

#3

https://archive.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/church-history-sites-near-palmyra-new-york-1820%E2%80%931831

 

 

“Martin Harris's 1828 Visit to Luther Bradish, Charles Anthon, and Samuel Mitchill,” in The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon: A Marvelous Work and a Wonder, BYU Religious Studies Center. By Richard E. Bennett. Edited by Dennis L. Largey, Andrew H. Hedges, John Hilton III, and Kerry Hull (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2015), 103–15. Richard E. Bennett was a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University when this was written.

https://rsc.byu.edu/coming-forth-book-mormon/martin-harriss-1828-visit-luther-bradish-charles-anthon-samuel-mitchill

 

 

"Read This I Pray Thee; Martin Harris and The Three Wise Men of The East." Journal of Mormon History, Richard E. Bennett. 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/23291075

 

 

"A Very Particular Friend—Luther Bradish," in Approaching Antiquity: Joseph Smith and the Ancient World, by Richard E. Bennett. Edited by Lincoln H. Blumell, Matthew J. Grey, and Andrew H. Hedges (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2015), 63–82. 

https://rsc.byu.edu/approaching-antiquity-joseph-smith-ancient-world/very-particular-friend-luther-bradish

 

 

"For the Sum of Three Thousand Dollars" - Volume 14,: No 2, Arcticle 3 of the "Journal of Book of Mormon Studies." A publication of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship at BYU, By Susan Easton Black, Larry C. Porter. Edited by Brian M. Hauglid, Mark Alan Wright, Joseph M. Spencer.

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1376&context=jbms

 

 

Martin Harris, Wikipedia, (January 2023 archived)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Harris_(Latter_Day_Saints)

 

"Martin Harris -Encyclopedia of Mormonism" BYU Library Digital Collections. Contributors Daniel H. Ludlow

https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/EoM/id/3745

 

Insights into different opinions regarding Martin Harris: 

-Martin beating Lucy with the handle of a whip link #1  http://www.fullerconsideration.com/sources.php?cat=HP-MH

 

-Link #2

https://carm.org/mormonism/mormonism-unveiled-testimonies-of-abigail-harris-and-lucy-harris-martin-harris-wife/

 

-Other controversial claims

https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/answers/Question:_What_did_the_Hurlbut_affidavits_say_about_Martin_Harris%3F

 

-Martin claims angel appeared as a deer and walked with him

https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/answers/Question:_What_did_the_Hurlbut_affidavits_say_about_Martin_Harris%3F

 

-(Another claim about the deer is also in the previously referenced Wikipedia page for Harris (archived Jan. 2023)

 

-Martin Harris: Mormonism's Early Convert" from Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Vol. 19, No. 4 (Winter 1986) pp 29-43 by Ronald W. Walker. 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/45225502?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

 

-Another reference to Martin producing linen 

https://doctrineandcovenantscentral.org/history/martin-harris/

 

-(Martin's award winning ability to produce white linen from flax is referenced in For the Sum of Three Thousand Dollars) link already archived. 

 

-Counter intuitive claim that Martin began hiring the Smith boys around 1816 but didn't learn of Joseph's activities as they relate to Mormonism for 8 years (1824, not 1827 either as other resources suggest.)

http://moroni10.com/witnesses/Martin_Harris.html

 

 

Links about Lucy Hill Harris

-Wikipedia (archived January 2023) 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_Harris

-Counter intuitive 

https://familypedia.fandom.com/wiki/Lucy_Harris_(1792-1836)

-About Lucy Hill Harris and Caroline Young as Martin's sequential wives.

https://rsc.byu.edu/regional-studies-latter-day-saint-church-history-ohio-upper-canada/caroline-young-harris-kirtland

 

 

Martin Harris' father Nathan Harris 

https://familypedia.fandom.com/wiki/Nathan_Harris_(1758-1835)

 

https://www.geni.com/people/Nathan-Harris/6000000003607938812

 

 

Martin Harris' grandfather Preserved Harris owned kilns and land. Willed money to Nathan. (Note that as it was common to do in the time Nathan named one of his sons Preserved. (Third son after Emer and Martin).

http://harrisfamilynews.com/direct_harris_preserved.htm

 

 

Martin Harris' brother Emer married widowed Polly Chamberlain in 1844 as fourth wife. Polly was daughter of Solomon Chamberlain. This makes Solomon Chamberlain one of the fathers-in-law of Emer Harris. 

http://harrisfamilynews.com/direct_harris_emer.htm

 

-In 1829 Solomon Chamberlain was one of 16 total people documented as sharing story similar to first vision between years 1786-1841. (The Book of Mormon was published in 1830 after 10 counter intuitive years of history.)

https://thoughtsonthingsandstuff.com/theophany-mine/

 

-Deseret News article claiming Solomon Chamberlin vision was 1816 not 1829

https://www.deseret.com/2010/4/8/20375655/portraits-of-the-past-solomon-chamberlain-home

 

-Solomon Chamberlin's pamphlet

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3219&context=byusq

 

-More insight into Chamberlin and other's claimed visions of the times: 

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3203&context=byusq

 

http://www.mormonhandbook.com/home/first-vision-plagiarized.html

 

 

Alvin Smith:

-Wikipedia (archived Jan. 2023)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Smith_(brother_of_Joseph_Smith)

Alvin Smith's mother Lucy Mack claims he was murdered by a "Quack physician" 

-"The 'Beautiful Death" in the Smith Family" by Samuel Brown . Vol. 45, Issue 4, Page 22, BYU Studies Quarterly (December 2006)

https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3802&context=byusq

-Alvin's youngest sister Lucy called him "Amby"

https://www.thechurchnews.com/1989/1/28/23263302/she-was-comfort-blessing-to-parents

 

 

 

 

Insight into 4 of the 6 publications with editions printed before 1830:

-Names from Lembrieres "A Classical Dictionary" (updated by Charles Anthon)

https://faenrandir.github.io/a_careful_examination/charles-anthon-proper-names-and-the-bom/

-Comparison to "The Late War" Gilbert J. Hunt by Duane Johnson

http://wordtree.org/thelatewar/

-Link to slide show regarding Duane Johnson's comparison

https://www.slideshare.net/canadaduane/the-late-war-the-book-of-mormon-and-big-data

-Where the story of 2000 warriors originally came from involving 5th U.S. president James Monroe

https://www.knightstemplar.org/KnightTemplar/articles/JamesMonroe.htm

-Digital copy of "The Late War"

https://archive.org/details/latewarbetweenun00inhunt/mode/2up

-Letter from Gilbert Hunt to Jefferson provides insight into another person besides Mitchill who knew Jefferson.

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/03-09-02-0270

-Insight into Michael Linning author of "The First Book of Napolean" 

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Michael_Linning

-Michael Linning Wikipedia (Jan. 2023)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Linning

-Claims author was Michael Linning aka Eliakim the Scribe. Other links claim author was Modeste Gruau. (Linning was scribe to the Queen of Scotland and other intriguing things)

 https://archive.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/first-book-napoleon-tyrant-earth

-Insight into Gruau

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modeste_Gruau

-Other insight into "The First Book of Napolean" https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/answers/Question:_Was_the_beginning_of_the_Book_of_Mormon_derived_from_%27%27The_First_Book_of_Napoleon%27%27%3F

-Insights into Ethan Smith's "A View of the Hebrews"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studies_of_the_Book_of_Mormon

-Ethan Smith Wikipedia (Archived Jan. 2023) 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Smith_(clergyman)

-More comparison insights

https://arnulfo.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/mormonism/

-Insight into anachronisms

https://www.jefflindsay.com/LDSFAQ/FQ_BMProb2.shtml#silk

 

 

Plates of Gold and Angels

-Plates of Gold

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/saints-v1/03-plates-of-gold?lang=eng

-Gold plates storybook format.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/doctrine-and-covenants-stories/chapter-3-the-angel-moroni-and-the-gold-plates-1823-1827?lang=eng

 

 

24 Angels who visited Joseph Smith

https://www.ldsliving.com/24-angels-who-visited-joseph-smith/s/79521

Angel Moroni appeared to 17 different people

https://www.livingheritagetours.com/moroni-appeared-to-17-different-people/

 

 

Different insights into claimed translation process

-Process #1 Book of Mormon Translation (organization's website)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/gospel-topics-essays/book-of-mormon-translation?lang=eng

-Process #2 brown rock or white rock with hat method…

https://www.ldsliving.com/joseph-smith-had-a-second-seer-stone-heres-what-we-know-about-it/s/83084

-Time of 65 days causes more discrepencies in regards to whereabouts and moving around.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1988/01/i-have-a-question/how-long-did-it-take-joseph-smith-to-translate-the-book-of-mormon?lang=eng

-More discrepancies including words claimed to be by Joseph but inferring that he didn't meet Martin Harris until 1827. 

-Joseph and Emma Taking plates in wagon. 

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/2015/09/joseph-smith-in-harmony?lang=eng

-9 months to print claimed

https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/content/museum/grandin-press?lang=eng

-7 months to print claimed

https://rsc.byu.edu/prelude-restoration/gutenberg-grandin

-Palmyra locals didn't want the printed compilation.

https://historyofthesaints.org/martin-harris-and-the-book-of-mormon/

-"Memorandum of John H. Gilbert" September 8, 1892, (Book of Mormon typesetter in 1829-1830)

https://user.xmission.com/~research/about/docum4a.htm

-Delayed Agreement. Contract between 24 year old Joseph Smith and 47 year old Martin Harris claiming to be regarding the payment of printing through E.B. Grandin (signed about five months after printing started (January 16, 1830. Also signed by Oliver Cowdery as witness. From "The Joseph Smith Papers." (Archived link may not show image of document. If so, search for original link using terms in link.) 

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/agreement-with-martin-harris-16-january-1830/1

-"Martin Harris and the Lost Pages" from organization's website. 

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/manual/doctrine-and-covenants-stories/chapter-4-martin-harris-and-the-lost-pages-1827-1828?lang=eng

 

Different modern day equivalents of Martin's claimed $3,000 in 1829 (or 1830)

-$300,000 equivalent claimed in November 2013.

https://www.ldsliving.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-church-history/s/73991

-$1 million equivalent claimed in March 2007.

https://www.thechurchnews.com/2007/3/31/23233383/martin-harris-wallet-donated-to-church

-$1.6 million adjusted equivalent simultaneously claimed from $67,000 non-adjusted equivalent claimed. Report titled: "Martin Harris the Great Benefactor." Undated but includes 10 citations with some of them dated 1830, 1999 and 2007.)

https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/content/museum/museum-treasures-martin-harris-great-benefactor?lang=eng

 

 

Claimed timelines of Joseph and Hyrum murders

https://www.thechurchnews.com/2019/6/27/23221038/joseph-smith-hyrum-smith-martyrdom-timeline

-Another timeline claiming different events involving John Taylor and Willard Richards in another way. (After Brigham Young, John Taylor then Willard Richards would be president of Mormonism)

https://www.fairlatterdaysaints.org/blog/2022/01/18/what-weapon-was-joseph-smith-using-to-shoot-john-taylor-review-of-the-recent-film-who-killed-joseph-smith

-John Taylor's Miracle 

https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/content/museum/museum-treasures-john-taylors-pocket-watch?lang=eng

 

 

Samuel Smith 

-Wikipedia (Archived Jan 2023)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_descendants_of_Joseph_Smith_Sr._and_Lucy_Mack_Smith

-Samuel Smith poisoned.

https://www.lostmormonism.com/samuel-smith-poisoned/

 

 

Record of family of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith (Joseph's parents)

-Wikipedia (Archived Jan. 2023)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_descendants_of_Joseph_Smith_Sr._and_Lucy_Mack_Smith

 

 

Forensically validated image of Joseph Smith still unacknowledged by organization.

http://www.brunson20.com/2013/05/the-joseph-smith-photograph.html

 

 

"History of the Prophet Joseph Smith By His Mother." This link is to one version.

https://www.google.com/books/edition/History_of_the_Prophet_Joseph_by_His_Mot/fhsTzgEACAAJ?hl=en

 

 

Children of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale Smith (Bidamon)

Link #1: https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/content/joseph-and-emma?lang=eng

Link #2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Joseph_Smith

 

 

Emma Hale Smith Bidamon Wikipedia (Archived Jan. 2023)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Smith

-Insight into Emma

https://knowhy.bookofmormoncentral.org/content/how-did-emma-smith-help-bring-forth-the-book-of-mormon

 

 

Luther Bradish links

-Wikipedia (archived Jan. 2023)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_Bradish

-Carved name on Temple of Dendur

https://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2013/06/05/188968426/the-boomerang-graffito-or-bad-bad-luther-b

-Another one about the Temple of Dendur

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/this-19th-century-politician-never-thought-hed-be-outed-for-vandalizing-an-egyptian-temple-1541/

-Letters from Luther to his parents held by BYU

http://archives.lib.byu.edu/repositories/14/resources/11709

-Notes about Bradish in Turkey/Egypt around 1819-1825 and his experience there before officially becoming James Fenimore Cooper's literary agent in 1827. (Page 104)

https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Portals/10/JEMEAA/Journals/Volume-01_Issue-2/JEMEAA%20Winter%202019.pdf

-"Luther Bradish: American Agent on the Nile" 

https://www.academia.edu/24287953/Luther_Bradish_American_Agent_on_the_Nile

 

James Fenimore Cooper links

-Wikipedia (Archived Jan. 2023)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Fenimore_Cooper

-James Fenimore Cooper Society

https://jfcoopersociety.org/articles/SUNY/2015suny-vonmehren.html

-Insight into Cooper's own family

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24453511/susan-augusta-cooper

-Cooper and famiy in Europe 1826-1833

https://beineckeroadshow.yale.edu/gleanings-europe-american-james-fenimore-cooper-abroad

-Many other links redacted for now out of respect to Cooper's descendants and with the invitation for them to, in this new light, reevaluate any private holdings or relics from his estate and to please contact me. 

 

 

Samuel Latham Mitchill links

-Wikipedia (Archived Jan. 2023)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_L._Mitchill

-Link from SNAC, Mitchill volunteered to dig ditches to help war effort. 

https://snaccooperative.org/ark:/99166/w6445jfs

-"Samuel Latham Mitchill, A Neglected American Pioneer of Anesthesia" by Norman A. Bergman, MD (1985) 

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/396618

-Founder of The New York Academy of Sciences

https://www.nyas.org/history-highlights/contents/editorial/meet-academy-founder-samuel-l-mitchill/

-From FamousAmericans.net

http://famousamericans.net/samuellathammitchill/

-Knew inventor Robert Fulton

https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/dr-mitchill-and-the-mathematical-tetrodon

-Thomas Jefferson and Mitchill

https://www.monticello.org/research-education/thomas-jefferson-encyclopedia/samuel-mitchill/

-Mitchill and "Fredonia"

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2015/11/12/united-states-fredonia

-Letters from Samuel Latham Mitchill to wife and others. 

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mitchill/

-Summary in Joseph Smith papers

https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/samuel-latham-mitchill

 

 

Charles Anthon links

"Charles Anthon-The Man Behinde the Letters" by Erin B. Jennings

https://www.jstor.org/stable/43201321?read-now=1&seq=8#metadata_info_tab_contents

-Insight into Charles Anthon starting with his mother and father (Page 39) 

https://archive.org/details/ancestryofgenevi00anth_0/page/40/mode/2up

-Anthon updates Lembrieres "A Classical Dictionary" 

https://prabook.com/web/charles.anthon/1078709

-Insight into Anthon family

https://mlloyd.org/gen/navarre/text/anthon.htm

-Insight into Charles and his siblings

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Appletons%27_Cyclop%C3%A6dia_of_American_Biography/Anthon,_John

-Comparison to "caricatures" document aka "Anthon Transcript"

http://www.rickgrunder.com/anthon.pdf

-Additional Anthon links to Edgar Allen Poe 

#1 https://www.eapoe.org/people/anthonc.htm

#2 https://www.shields-research.org/Scriptures/BoM/BYUSAntn.html

 

 

Leaders of Mormonism related

https://www.mrm.org/nepotism

 

http://www.salamandersociety.com/foyer/nepotism/

 

 

 

BYU Professor of Church History and Doctrine Richard E. Bennett refers to Anthon then Mitchill then Bradish as being familiar with the Rosetta Stone while leaving the other two out in each reference. These counter intuitive references again are:

-#1 Claim it was Anthon (post undated but with 36 citations some including different dates.)

https://rsc.byu.edu/coming-forth-book-mormon/martin-harriss-1828-visit-luther-bradish-charles-anthon-samuel-mitchill

-#2 Claim it was Bradish (post undated but with 44 citations some including different dates.)

https://rsc.byu.edu/approaching-antiquity-joseph-smith-ancient-world/very-particular-friend-luther-bradish

-#3 Claim it was Mitchill (misspelled as Mitchell by organization's website) (2015)

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/speaker-gives-new-insights-on-martin-harris-1828-visit-to-charles-anthon?lang=eng

 

 

Wiki's about others for archival reasons:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._B._Grandin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Strang

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Rigdon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Cowdery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Whitmer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parley_P._Pratt

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morgan_(anti-Mason)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._W._Phelps_(Mormon)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porter_Rockwell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidents_of_the_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-day_Saints

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Witnesses

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Witnesses

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Mormon_witnesses

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Abraham

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studies_of_the_Book_of_Mormon

 

 

10 Most Outrageous Things Benjamin Franklin Ever Did

https://listverse.com/2014/11/20/10-most-outrageous-things-benjamin-franklin-ever-did/

10 More things about Benjamin Franklin

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/29762/10-ben-franklins-lesser-known-feats-awesomeness

 

 

Ten things you may not know about Paul Revere

https://www.history.com/news/11-things-you-may-not-know-about-paul-revere

 

 

Hawaii's sunken island treasure found and returned after 190 years

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-treasure-returns-hawaii-191-years-shipwreck-article-1.2178729