David Rice Atchison
David Rice Atchison (1807-1886) was born 11 Aug. 1807 in Frogtown near Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. He was the son of William Atchison and Catherine Allen. He warned Wilford Woodruff and the rest of Zion's Camp against returning to Liberty, Clay Co., Missouri in 1834. He died 26 Jan. 1886 in Gower, Clinton Co., Missouri.
David Rice Atchison (K4JG-CP6), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Feb. 2022). David Rice Atchison, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/david-rice-atchison, accessed 4 Feb. 2022). David Rice Atchison, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/david-rice-atchison, accessed 11 Jan. 2022).
Excerpt:Edward Partridge John Corrill Isaac Morley John Whitmer A. S. Gilbert June 24, 1834 ~ Tuesday June 24th. We resumed our march for Liberty, Clay County by a circuitous route around the head of Fishing River, to avoid the deep water. When within five or six miles of Liberty we were met by Gen. Atchison and other gentlemen who desired us not to go to Liberty because the feelings of the people were ...Dates:June 24, 1834
Excerpt:of this terrible disease. At the commencement I attempted to lay on hands for their recovery but I quickly learned by painful experience that when the great Jehovah decrees destruction upon any people and makes known his determination, man must not attempt to stay his hand. The moment I attempted to rebuke the disease, I was attacked; it seized upon me like the talons of a hawk, and I said to the brethren if I had had my work done, you would have had to tumble me into the ground without a coffin; and ...Dates:June 25, 1834