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He fostered the Spalding Myth that questioned the parentage of the "Book of Mormon" and also collected testimonies that besmirched the reputation of Smith and his family. Though the Spalding Myth is now discredited, for years a relay of writers have periodically recycled the condemnations of Smith collected by Hurlbut.
Early Life The first two dozen years of Hurlbut's life are cloaked in mystery. He left no details about it other than his birth date and place, and the reason for his given name Doctor.
He saw the first light of day in Chittenden County -- the area around Burlington, Vermont -- on February 3,a few days before the births of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. He came from a large family and was named Doctor for being the seventh son.
This was Vermont's golden period when its population surged from 30 thousand to more than thousand Stilwell, p. In the United Kingdom and the United States seventh sons were thought to be lucky, especially gifted, possibly having occult powers, and having the talents to be doctors.
Although the writer Mr. Adams may be correct in his estimate of Hurlbut's "persistent negative influence on Smith and his followers," it should be kept in mind that in mid there was already in existence a substantial body of published accounts -- largely negative in their conclusions -- regarding Joseph Smith, Jr.
Hurlbut was not so much an innovator in anti-Mormonism as he was a zealous over-achiever in his questionable research activities. Whether or not "the Spalding Myth is now discredited" remains to be seen. Sone specific elements of the old Solomon Spalding claims for Book of Mormon authorship can be demonstrated as being accurate, even if a certain version of the "theory" they comprise is "discredited.
Adams' following Elder George Reynolds, in calling those old authorship claims a "myth," is merely meant as an expedient whereby to separate out any truths inadvertently mixed in with falsity, at the outset of his summarization.
The only known sources for information on Hurlbut's birth and early life come from members of his own family.
The replies he gave to census takers every ten years agree with his being born in Vermont in If he was possibly untruthful in providing those details, at least he was consistent.
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Hurlbut's self interests were not served by his divulging much about his life prior to becoming a Mormon. Whatever Hurlbut and his associates may have said about his unusual name, it is altogether possible that he was not actually a seventh son, was never called "Doctor" as a child, and only adopted that name once his childhood was over.
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