When the light burst forth in the sacred grove near Palmyra, New York, our 15 ancestral families were living their lives in their regions of America, England, and Germany.
For convenience, we use a single name to label each of the 15 extended families represented by specific married family surnames of first converts in three periods of Church History as follows.
Early Period (~1830-1840):
Gifford Curtis Durfee Chapman Hawkins
Mid Period (~1840-1850):
Cox Miller Carbine Williams Graham
Later Period (~1850-1880):
Hepworth Babbitt Germer Catmull Chandler