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Cape Cod The Mormon Movement

A number of Cape Codders became Mormons during the early 19th century, and shared prominently in the persecutions and struggles of the Mormon movement as it trended toward its final home in the West.

Among the Cape’s early converts to Mormonism was Freeman Nickerson of South Dennis, father of nine, and officer in the War of 1812. Having been ordained a deacon, Nickerson labored to spread the gospel of the Latter Day Saints in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He was present when a mob killed the Mormon leader, Prophet Joseph, at Nauvoo, Illinois.

Isaiah Hamblen was another Cape Codder who became a Mormon. Isaiah’s son, Jacob Hamblen, rose to prominence in the Latter Day Saints’ hierarchy. His autobiography gives a colorful account of the growth of Mormonism.

Many members of the Hatch family of Falmouth embraced the Mormon faith. The best genealogy of this interesting and extremely capable family is published in Salt Lake City.

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