Temperance (Bond) Mack
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Temperance (Bond) Mack (1771 - 1850)

Temperance Mack formerly Bond
Born in Marlow, Cheshire County, New Hampshiremap
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Wife of — married about 1789 in Tunbridge, Orange, Republic of Vermontmap
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Died at age 78 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USAmap
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Biography

Temperance outlived her husband and made the journey to Salt Lake City. http://www.centerplace.org/history/misc/soc/soc12.htm "From the very beginning (of the Mormon Church), (Joseph Smith's) Mother Lucy Smith had most earnestly desired the opening of a mission in Michigan, for it was here where her second brother, Stephen Mack, had gone before the War of 1812 and made a fortune for himself. (Stephen) was the pride of the family. She had heard all her life of his success "merchandising" in Michigan, of his trading posts there and elsewhere, how he had six clerks in one store and mills and boats on the lakes and trading posts even as far east as Ohio. True, her brother had died without hearing the gospel, but there was a duty Lucy felt she owed to his widow, Temperance Mack, and the rest of his family. Therefore, two pairs of missionaries were to go by way of Detroit and Pontiac, and Lucy was to accompany them on a visit to her sister-in-law. These four were Lyman Wight, John Corrill, John Murdock, and Hyrum Smith.

They went by boat to Detroit, and hence to Pontiac, where they found Temperance Mack and her family in enjoyment of an estate of fifty thousand dollars, free of encumbrance, left by Stephen when he died. There were stores, farms, a mill at Rochester, and considerable other property. Such an interest was raised here that Jared Carter was sent out from Kirtland to follow up the work of the first missionaries. He soon baptized seventy people in Pontiac, which may well be known as the cradle of the Latter Day Saint work in Michigan."

Temperance soon moved with her younger children to Kirtland, Ohio, and later followed the Church leaders to Missouri, Illinois, and finally to Salt Lake City, where she died in 1850.

note: Salt Lake City Cemetery records show Temperance Bond Mack Covey*, birthplace: Charleston, Vermont, died 15 September 1850, grave location C-14-11 (*note: "Covey" is an error here. Her daughter Almira's married name was Covey, but Temperance's name wasn't).

Another researcher gives her death date as 8 Sep 1850 (probably not correct because it's not likely she died on her birthday). Other researchers say 5 Sep 1850. I'm assuming for now that the cemetery record is correct.


Mack, Temperance Bond

Biography 8 Sept. 17711–15 Sept. 1850.2 Born in Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.3 Daughter of Stephen Bond and Mary Yemmons.4 Married Stephen Mack, 1788, in Gilsum.5 Moved to Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont.6 Moved to Norwich, Orange Co., 1816; to Detroit, by 1822; and to Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan Territory, 1823.7 Husband died, 1826.8 Presumably baptized into LDS church.9 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio; to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, by 30 Dec. 1838; to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by Sept. 1841; back to Pontiac, 1844; back to Nauvoo, by 1845; to what became Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa Territory, 1846; and to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska), 1846.10 Arrived in Salt Lake City, 20 Sept. 1848.11 Died at Salt Lake City.12[1]

Sources

  1. http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/temperance-bond-mack?p=1&highlight=temperance%20bond%20mack

Go to the website of The Joseph Smith Papers to read the extra notes:



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Daughter of Stephen Bond and Mary Yemmons.

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8 Sept. 17711–15 Sept. 1850.2 Born in Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.3 Daughter of Stephen Bond and Mary Yemmons.4 Married Stephen Mack, 1788, in Gilsum.5 Moved to Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont.6 Moved to Norwich, Orange Co., 1816; to Detroit, by 1822; and to Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan Territory, 1823.7 Husband died, 1826.8 Presumably baptized into LDS church.9 Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio; to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, by 30 Dec. 1838; to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, by Sept. 1841; back to Pontiac, 1844; back to Nauvoo, by 1845; to what became Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa Territory, 1846; and to Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in

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