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History of Joseph Smith by His Mother Lucy Mack Smith, p. 67-68 At the age of fourteen an incident occurred which alarmed us much, as we knew not the cause of it. Joseph being a remarkably quiet, well-disposed child, we …

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Young Joseph by Ivan J. Barrett p. xiii-xiv One day, when Joseph Smith, Jr. was about fifteen years of age, he and Porter Rockwell, who was eight, set out on an errand for Joseph’s father. Walking along the Canadaigua Road, …

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Family Member Solomon Mack, Lucy Mack Smith’s father Subject Attacks Indians Story [I] proceeded with the baggage to Fort Edwards, and the next day I returned in order to find my missing oxen. “While I was performing this trip, the …

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Family Member Ebenezer and son Solomon Mack, father of Lucy Mack Smith Subject Poverty Story His father, Ebenezer Mack, was a man of considerable property, and lived in good style, commanding all the attention and respect which are ever shown …

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Behaviors Non-structure; laughter; play, family together time, singing, discussion As Strategy To Cohesion, resiliency, conflict management Story Asael Smith – Nearly unbeaten Wrestler Joseph Smith Sr & Jr – Wrestling and stick pulling victories Source Young Joseph by Ivan J. …

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Behaviors Shared purpose; hierarchical structure, communication As Strategy To Cohesion, resiliency, conflict management Story Asael settles and prepares land in North Royalton-Tunbridge, Vermont Source Young Joseph by Ivan J. Barrett p. 6

Behaviors Private spirituality, public worship, church attendance, serve others As Strategy To All Values Story Lucy’s severe illness, covenant with God if He would spare her life she would serve Him with her all. We had lived in Randolph but …

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Behaviors Self-reliance, patience, group mindedness As Strategy To Conflict Management Stories Three years of crop failure resulting from induced winter of 1816 when Mt Tambura volcano erupted in Indonesia leads to move to Palmyra without Joseph Sr. Joseph, 10, on …

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Behaviors Problem solving towards harmony; justice; mercy, fairness, solution-thinking, personal sacrifice, win-win, group mindedness; patience; deferred gratification, building self-reliance in others As Strategy To Cohesion, Family Work, Family Recreation Story As a 15-year-old, Joseph Smith wrestles with a man who …

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Behaviors Interpersonal communication, loyalty, love, listening, empathy, sharing, personal sacrifice, charity, goal sharing; expressiveness; Community & family service; personal sacrifice; “work, play, and worshiping together-time”; building others; listening; self-reliance; solution-thinking; justice; mercy; patience, conflict management As Strategy To Religiosity Story …

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