Benjamin Winchester

Benjamin Winchester (1817-1901) was born 6 Aug. 1817 near Elk Creek, Erie Co., Pennsylvania. He was the son of Stephen Winchester and Mary Case. He married Mary Hannah Stone on 25 Feb. 1840. He was baptized in 1833. He and Wilford Woodruff were part of Zion's Camp in 1834, and he served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Nauvoo Library and Literary Institute while Wilford Woodruff served on the city council. He died 25 Jan. 1901 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa.

Footnotes

Benjamin Winchester Sr. (LL97-RR6), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Benjamin Winchester, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/benjamin-winchester, accessed 9 Feb. 2022). Benjamin Winchester, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/benjamin-winchester, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 101

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    At the close of the meeting the people administed to our necessities they gave us $11.75 which we divided among us Elder Pratt administered the ordinance of Baptism to one person which we confirmed at the waters edge we then took the parting hand with the saints & rode home with Priest John Bowen [to] Lionville Chester Co Pa & spent the night we blessed the family distance of the day 3 m [FIGURE] I dreamed last night that I was in
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    August 21, 1843 August 22, 1843 August 23, 1843 August 24, 1843
  • Page 154

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    * to the font & in company with Br C. C. Rich I baptized about one hundred for the remis- sio[n] of sins the healing of the body & the dead while Elder Young & others confirmed them as they came out of the water & before leaving I went into the pool & was baptized for My Great Grand father Josiah Woodruff & My Great Grand Mother wife of Josiah Woodruff making five of ...
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    May 8, 1842 May 9, 1842 May 13, 1842 May 14, 1842 May 15, 1842
  • Page 58

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    March 29, 1841 ~ Monday March 29th I walked to Burslem spent the Day at Br Johnson's. Br J. A. Smith & Myself packed up some Crockery or China ware that was given us by the Saints. We met the officers in Council at the Hanly room & gave them such advise as we thought wisdom had a good time & took our farewell of them spent the night at Br Johnsons 10 miles [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder ...
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    March 29, 1841 March 30, 1841 March 31, 1841 April 1, 1841
  • Page 45

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    May 24, 1843 ~ Wednesday 24 about a dozen of my neighbors turned out & helped me dig out my suller we flung out an immence quantity of sand I worked myself more so than was for my good May 25, 1843 ~ Thursday 25 we finished digging my suller I also commenced diging me a well I made a curbe May 26, 1843 ~ Friday 26 Several masons & tenders came to commence my sullar wall several teams were drawing stone for me ...
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    May 24, 1843 May 25, 1843 May 26, 1843 May 27, 1843
  • Page 46

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    speach trying to justify himself was followed by President Hyram Smith plead in behalf of winchester on the side of mercy Elder George J. Adams gave his testimony against winchester then Elder Winchester followed Adams & both spoke sever[al] times then President Joseph Smith arose & rebuked Elder Winchester in the sharpest manner said he had a lying spirit & had lied about him & told him of many of his errors after hearing the testimony Elder ...
  • Page 47

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    May 27 Hyrum or of Br Joseph had not altered it as for himself he would not sit upon the case another day he considered it an insult upon his office & calling as an apostle of Jesus Christ & he would not bear it as for the rest of the Twelve [they] might do as they pleased as for himself he would not do it Benjamin winchester has despised & rejected the Council of the presidency & the Twelve had said they ...
  • Page 122

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    November 13, 1839 ~ Wednesday Nov 13th I took a walk this morning in the Rockway burying ground. I visited one grave eight rods in length in which was intered 125 bodies all at the same time & 30 at an other making 155 in all. They lost their lives by being wrecked on Rockway beach, by the ship Mexico on the 1st day of January 1837 and were intered on the 5 day I spent the day at widow D Motts the Lord is again restoring ...
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    November 13, 1839 November 14, 1839 November 15, 1839 November 16, 1839 November 17, 1839 November 18, 1839 November 19, 1839 November 20, 1839
  • Page 156

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    October 3, 1843 ~ Tuesday 3rd I parted with Br Foster & took Steem Boat in company with Br James Moses & arived in Philadelphia at one oclok we stoped at No 12 Logan St at Br Hammers. I went in the evening with 5 of the quorum of the Twelve [&] several other Elders on a visit to Br ^J B^ Nickelsons, & then to my Jeffrys & took a supper ...
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    October 3, 1843 October 4, 1843 October 5, 1843
  • Page 113

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    October 26, 1841 ~ Tuesday 26th got my brick & mortor on the ground for a brick chimney & oven but got disap pointed in a mason to do the work to day I walked 15 miles after masons was vary feeble in body with the bowel complaint & piles 15 October 27, 1841 ~ Wednesday 27th Mr Treat & Coulton came to put up my chimney I was feeble in body but laboured hard October 28, 1841 ~ Thursday ...
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    October 26, 1841 October 27, 1841 October 28, 1841 October 29, 1841 October 30, 1841 October 31, 1841
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 8 March 1840

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    I often wish that you could have her a little while perhapse one night or so and then I could have her back again— she is a verry affectionate child. I am now at Father Clarks where I have been about 12 weeks he has no wife she died just before they were driven from Missourie— he has made me welcome to stay here untill you return; would it not be for the best think you,— they are a verry kind family he says he wants me to feal as much at home ...