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1). According to Todd Compton s book In Sacred Loneline s s T h e Plural wives of Joseph Smith , Elizabeth marri e d h er f ir st husband, Gilbert Goldsmith, a sailor, on A pr il 1 3, 18 11 , in Cutchogue, Suffolk County, Long Islan d , New Y ork n ort heast of Riverhead . She was twenty y ea rs old Gilber t , a native of Cutchogue, was twenty fi ve . At so me point , E lizabeth and Gilbert apparently co nve rted to M ethodism . Tw in boys were born to Elizabet h an d Gilbert o n Novembe r 27 , 1811, of whom one, Isaa c Golds mith, died , while th e othe r Gilbert Davis Goldsm ith, sur vived. Les s than a mo nth aft er the birth of th e twins, o n Decembe r 24, 1811, Gi lbert Sr . was sailin g in the Ne w York harbo r when his boa t capsize d during a storm, an d he was drown ed. So Elizabe th was wid owe d less tha n a month after bec oming a mother. Information from letter by Faith Kichman dated Augu s t 2 0 , 1 984 originally sent to Jennifer Boger. Gilber t an d h i s brot her Isaac may be twins A History of Matt ituck , b y C raven p age 296 !BIRTH davis bracken desc.FTW, davis bracken desc.FTW !BIRTH goldsmith gilbert anc.FTW, goldsmith gilbert anc.FTW !DEATH davis bracken desc.FTW, davis bracken desc.FTW !DEATH goldsmith gilbert anc.FTW, goldsmith gilbert anc.FTW
Name: Gilbert Davis Goldsmith Sr. Note
Born: 1785 at Cochauge, Suffolk, Long Island, New York
Married: 13 Apr 1811 at Cutchoque, Suffolk, Long Island, New York
Died: 24 Dec 1811 at Long Island Sound, , , NY
Father: Gilbert Goldsmith
Mother: Joanna Tuthill
Name: Elizabeth Davis Note
Born: 11 Mar 1791 at Riverhead, L. I., Suffolk, New York
Died: 16 Dec 1876 at Near Fanning, , Doniphan, Kansas
Other Spouses: Joseph Blanchett Brackenbury Jabez Durfee Joseph Smith Jr. Cornelius Peter Lott
Father: Gilbert Davis
Mother: Abigail Reeve
Name: Gilbert Davis Goldsmith Jr.
Born: 27 Nov 1811 at Cutchoque, Suffolk, Long Island, New York
Died: 1 Mar 1847 at Independence, , Jackson County, MO
Wife: Abigail Durfee
Name: Isaac Goldsmith
Born: 27 Nov 1811 at Suffolk County NY, , ,
Died: Abt 1811 at IN infancy, , ,
2). 1 Family records of Deborah Stevans, Ethel Barrington , D o ra Flack and Leola Esperson and 1A Book titled Descen d a n t s of Thomas Durfee by Wm F Reed, Vol. 1 PP424 A4 F 4 . Fa mi ly Rep. is Howell Rollofern 2 Book, Life Story of Edmond Durfee by Olive Durfe e C u r f ew and assisisted by Hattie Esplin Durfee, Ethe l C Du rf e e a nd Angeline D Driggs. See Historical secti on of t h e SL C Ge nealogical Library, call RES M270.1 D 958C. 3 Book Membe rship of the Church of Jesus Christ of L D S , 1830 t o 1848 4 Grace Howells Brackenbury of Spanish Fork, Ut . wh o a l s o notes that Elizabeth was re baptized 30 Apr 18 5 8 i n Sa l t Lake City, Ut. 5 The Ancestral file of the LD S Church wh ich gives bi r t h date and place as 1784 in Tive rton, Newpor t, RI . I t al so shows temple ordinance dates a s follows B 2 3 Ma y 1916 , E 2 Apr 1930, and SP 28 Jan 19 31. 6 Jennifer Boger, 194 Everywood Pl., Chapel Hill, NC 2 7 5 1 6 8718 who sent me the following documents prepar e d b y a c ou sin of hers from information supplied by Jen ni fer Ou r Bra ckenbury Story, Descendants Of Joseph Bl anc het t Brack enbury, and Benjamin Blanchard Brackenbury . T hes e documen ts sho w that Elizabeth was the daughte r of G ilbe rt Davis a nd Abig ail Reeve. Sources 1 throug h 5 indi cat e she was th e daughte r of Perry Durfee and A nnie Sali sbur y. The data showing heras the daughter of G ilbert Dav is i s conclusive . 7 Christ ening data from the IGI, which source was ext r a c ted from bi rth christening records, Mattituck Aquebo q u e P arishes, Suff olk, New York. 8 Per Todd Compton of Santa M onica, Califor nia, Elizab e t h was first baptized into the LDS church on 1 0 April , 18 31 , the same day as her husband , Joseph B. Brack enb ury , b y John Corrill, received a patri archal blessing f r o m Jose ph SmithSr. on 11 Jan, 1840 at t he home of Jab ez D urfee i n Nauvoo, and was endowed 1 Octob er, 1843. More 11. Elizabeth Davis Goldsmith Brackenbury Durfee S m i th Lott , 1791 1876, married Joseph polyandrously bef o r e June 1842, approximately at age fifty or fifty one. S h e h ad martied her first husband, Gilbert Goldsmith, on A pr il 1 3, 1811he died on December 24, 1811, leaving he r wit h on e son. She then married Joseph Brackenbury betwe en 181 5 an d 1819. They converted to Mormonism and had fiv e sons , bu t he died in December 1831 while serving a miss ion. Sh e mar ried Jabez Durfee inMissouri in 1834 and sta yed wit h him u ntil 1844 or 1845. After Joseph Smith s dea th, sh e marrie d Cornelius Lott for time on January 22, 18 45, bu t the marr iage was short lived. The rest of her lif e she s pent with h er Brackenbury sons in Utah,Missouri , Colorado , California , and Kansas. Ironically, she and t wo of her s ons joined th e Reorganized Latter Day Saint ch urch in Sa n Bernardino, Ca lifornia, and she died as a pra cticing Reo rganized Latter D ay Saint in Kansas. !BIRTH In Sacred Loneliness The Plural Wives of Joseph , In Sacred Loneliness The Plural Wives of Joseph Smith , To dd Compton, Chapter 10, Published by Signature Books , Sal t Lake City, UT in 1998. !BIRTH davis bracken desc.FTW, davis bracken desc.FTW !BIRTH durfee cranston desc.FTW, durfee cranston desc.FTW !DEATH davis bracken desc.FTW, davis bracken desc.FTW !DEATH durfee cranston desc.FTW, durfee cranston desc.FTW