Mary Musselman Whitmer was born August 27, 1778. Matriarch of the Peter Whitmer Sr. family, she raised eight children in a strict Presbyterian household. Five of her sons would become witnesses for the gold plates, along with her Sons-in-Law: Hiram Page, whom married Catherine Whitmer in 1825; and Oliver Cowdery, whom married Elizabeth Whitmer in 1832.  (complete article here)

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