31. JOHN POORMAN
Baptized 9 Jun 1830 at Seneca Lake by David Whitmer following the first conference of the church. Mamed Mary Nancy Davis, also known as Nancy Bancrok Moved west with the Saints from New york to Ohio, probably in the spring of 183 1. In March of 1832, he was involved in fighting a mob of forty to Wty men that tarred the Prophet Joseph Smith during an attack at Hiram, Ohio. In the process, he accidently mistook Father John Johnson for a mobster and hit him, breaking his collar bone. David Whitrner laid his hands upon Father Johnson and healed him immediately. John Poorman and his wife, Nancy, were with the Saints in the Missouri period, but have not been found in records after that date. (FGR; HC1:86,263-264; MLO:142; MS26:835)
FGR: Family Group Record on file at Mormon Research Institute
HC: History of the Church
MLO: Lewis, Wayne J. Mormon Land Ownership as a Factor in Evaluating the Extent of
Monnon Settlements and Influence in Missouri, 1831-184I.
Those desiring baptism that day following the conference were taken to Seneca Lake and baptized by David Whitmer. They were IJaniet (28), John (29), and Julia Ann Jolly (30), John Poorman (31), Caroline (32), Electa (33), and Peter RockweLl (34), children of Orin Rockwell, Sr. and Mary Witt, Don Carlos (351, Kate or Catherine (36), and William Smith (37), and Jerusha Barden Srnith (38), Hynun's wife. (HCl:86: OPR: 18)
Ibid., Page 2
After the First conference of the church on 9 Jun 1830, David baptized John Poorman,
John Jolly, Julia Anne JoUy, Hamet Jolly, Jenrsha Barden Smith, Catherine Smith, Wiarn Smith, Don Carlos Smith, Peter Rochell, Caroline Rockwell, and Electa Rockwell at Seneca Lake.
Ibid., Page 4
Poorman, John 19,21,25
Poorman, Mary Nancy Davis/Bancroft 25