Martin Harris: The Kirtland Years, 1831-1870 Martin Harris is known for being a scribe for the Book of Mormon text that was subsequently lost. Harris was an original member of the Kirtland Stake High Council. In 1837, he along with other church members had a falling out with church officials. He helped incorporate the Church of Christ in 1838. Little is known about his activities while living in Kirtland for 39 years. This paper will present what is known about Martin Harris and his relation to other Restoration churches, his acceptance of James J. Strang as Joseph Smith’s successor, and other experiences.
H. Michael Marquardt