Daniel Hanmer Wells

Daniel Hanmer Wells (1814-1891) was born 27 Oct. 1814 in Trenton, Oneida Co., New York. He was the son of Daniel Wells and Catherine Chapin. He married Eliza Rebecca Robison on 9 Mar. 1837 in Hancock Co., Illinois; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 9 Aug. 1846 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois. He served in various church callings which brought him into contact with Wilford Woodruff regularly throughout his life. He died 24 Mar. 1891 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Daniel Hanmer Wells (KWNR-6S1), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Mar. 2022). Daniel Hanmer Wells, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/daniel-hanmer-wells, accessed 26 Mar. 2022). Daniel Hanmer Wells, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/daniel-hanmer-wells, accessed 26 Mar. 2022). Daniel Hanmer Wells, The First Fifty Years of Relief Society (https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/the-first-fifty-years-of-relief-society/people/daniel-hanmer-wells?letter=W&lang=eng, accessed 26 Mar. 2022). "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Mar. 2022); Daniel H. Wells and Eliza R. Robison, 9 Mar. 1837, Hancock Co., Illinois, p. 11, no. 144; citing Hancock Co., Illinois, County Clerk, “Marriage register, 1829-1915; marriage index, 1862-1933,” image 17/356; DGS 4661306. "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Mar. 2022); Daniel H. Wells, 24 Mar. 1891, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. B79; citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Sexton, “Cemetery records, 1847-1976,” image 437/1021; DGS 7420260.

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  • Page 141

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    [FIGURE] as soon as the Mail was opened I obtained Letters from John M Bernhisel G A Smith & I. F. Carter. President Young got letter from J. M. Bernhisel G.A. Smith John Taylor Wm Smith W. I. Appleby J. L. Haywood & many others I went to his office & Herd D H Wells read till half past 10 oclok we find the Nation in great confusion & ...
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    August 29, 1856 August 30, 1856 August 31, 1856 September 1, 1856
  • Page 147

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    gave an account of his feelings & his travels He was followed by President Brigham Young who spoke in the power of God reproved & rebuked the sins of the people He said that the blood of Heifers calves lambs Doves &c would again be offered for certain sins but for some sins no blood would be acceptable except the life & blood of the individual. He made the Harts of many tremble he also said that He would give evry woman in Israel 2 weeks to make up ...
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    September 22, 1856 September 23, 1856 September 24, 1856 September 25, 1856 September 26, 1856
  • Page 148

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    & it was an Effecting sight to see such a strange sight about 500 people enter the City of the Great Salt who had traveled on foot 1500 miles having drawn there hand carts all the way women Children & old men had drawn their bedding, clothing & food, the whole distance & this company of poor people from England had travelled this whole distance in 9 weeks they were covered with dust & some worn down but cheerful they had beat any horse or ox team during ...
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    September 27, 1856
  • Page 149

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    Elder Elsworth came in President Kimball came to him & told him to pick him out a family to go & stop with him through the winter wanted a handy man. He said I have not a handy man in my company but I will pick you out as good one as I can. Mr Dones came in & gave president Young some Notes against Capt James Brown of some $3000. Had paid some $1400 in county orders asked president Young what He should ...
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    September 28, 1856
  • Page 150

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    September 29, 1856 ~ Monday 29th I Entered many articles for the state Fair I met with the Nauvoo Legion on Parade Lieut General Wells Addressed the Legion & reproved them sharply for not being more interested in the interest of the Legion He was followed by col Little A Rockwood & W Woodruff & E D Woolley September 30, 1856 ~ Tuesday 30th [FIGURES] The Calafornia Mail came in & brought me 1 Letter ...
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    September 29, 1856 September 30, 1856 October 1, 1856 October 2, 1856
  • Page 151

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    October 2, 1856 ~ Thursday Oct 2nd 1856 I met with Presidents B. Young H. C. Kimble & J. M. Grant [FIGURE] at the House of the Lord at 6 oclok P.M. for the purpose of Dedicating the Baptismal Font which has of Late been built on the east side of the House of the Lord there was also present Besides the Presidency W Woodruff E Hunter Joseph Young D. H. Wells A ...
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    October 2, 1856
  • Page 153

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    President Young then baptized the following persons Joseph Young D. H. Wells A. Carrington L. W. Hardy J. C. Little & Gilbert Clements & was mouth in confirming them all except D. H. Wells. H.C. Kimball spoke upon his head, this made 10 persons which President Young Baptized & confirmed. * Heber C Kimball then baptized President Brigham Young & confirmed him & said (J. M. Grant also laid on ...
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    October 3, 1856 October 4, 1856
  • Page 154

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    October 5, 1856 ~ Sunday 5th Sunday All met at the Bowery the First Presidency 3 of the Twelve & the missionaries who had lately returned took a seat upon the Stand. D Spencer F D Richards & B Young occupied the stand in the forenoon. G. D. Grant Wm H. Kimball Joseph A. Young & others spoke in the afternoon they were full of the spirit & power of God & the Gift ...
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    October 5, 1856 October 6, 1856
  • Page 158

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    sins for the day has come when it will not do to trifle with the Things of God nor with his servants who hold the keys of the kingdom & are called to lead us I called upon the Presidents of the seventies & all the seventies to begin this hour to call upon God for the Holy spirit & advised them to stop work & give themselves to prayer untill they could get the spirit of God I had the spirit of God in speaking unto the people I told them I had recorded what Elder
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    October 8, 1856 October 9, 1856
  • Page 160

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    & shall be an active assistance unto Bishop Hunter in gathering the Tithing of the people that the Temples of our God may be built & his works carried on. Let your heart be comforted you shall be blessed with evry hgood thing your heart shall desire & your heart words shall be like a two Edged sword among the people & we seal you up unto Eternal Life & no man shall take your Crown we seal all these Blessings upon your head in the name of Jesus Christ ...
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    October 13, 1856 October 14, 1856