Elias Higbee

Higbee, Elias (1795-1843), was born on 23 Oct. 1795 at Galloway, Gloucester County, New Jersey. He was the son of Isaac Higbee and Sophia Somers. He was baptized in 1832. He served in eclesiastic and community leadership with Wilford Woodruff in Kirtland, Ohio and Clay County, Missouri. As a judge, Higbee traveled to Washington to petition for redress. He was also appointed to the Nauvoo temple building commitee. He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Ward on 10 Sep. 1818. Higbee died on 8 Jun. 1843 in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois.

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  • Page 94

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

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    May 21, 1839 ~ Tuesday May 21st I spent this day vary pleasently I rode out on a land excursion in viewing the territory for several miles in the the regions around Montrose our company consisted of seven persons viz the first Presidency Joseph, Sidney, & Hiram three of the Twelve Brigham George & Willford one of the seventy Br Bates Nobles & also Brother Elias Higby making the eight person Brother Nobles ...
    Dates:
    May 21, 1839 May 22, 1839 May 23, 1839 May 24, 1839 May 25, 1839
  • Page 55

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

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    the keys of power. As the father hath power in himself so the Son hath power, in himself then the father has some day laid down his body & taken it again ^so he has a body of his own^ So has his Son a body of his own so each one will be in their own body. Many of the sects cry out O I have the testimony of Jesus I have the spirit of God. But away with Jo Smith he says he is a ...
  • Page 28

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    November 5th 1834 Brother Lyman Wight called a vote to recommend Brother Stephen Winch ester, Heman T Hide and myself to the high council for ordination it was a full vote and at the next meeting of the high council we were recommended by Lyman Wight, Amasa Lyman Elias Higby and Zebedee Colton all high priests to the council and there was a vote taken and carried by the high council to ordain us ...
    Dates:
    November 5, 1834
  • Page 121

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

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    November 3, 1839 ~ Sunday 3rd, Sunday I met with the saints P. P. Pratt Preached during the day. the evening was spent in hearing from a number of Elders by 2m November 4, 1839 ~ Monday 4th I visited I. F. Carter Br Pratt & a number of friends. It is election to day 3 November 5, 1839 ~ Tuesday 5th I left N. York. Crossed the South ferry to Brooklin ...
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    November 3, 1839 November 4, 1839 November 4, 1839 November 6, 1839 November 7, 1839 November 8, 1839 November 9, 1839 November 10, 1839 November 11, 1839 November 12, 1839
  • 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 ...
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 6 October 1840

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    came from a distance, we had a address from our prophet after which it was voted that Kirtland should be built up and three ^one^ man was appointed to preside over it I think they ^it^ was brother Almon Babbit father Granger & brother Higby —then it was motioned that a committee be appointed and commissioned to appoint & lay up stakes for the gathering ^from Commerce to Kirtland.^— Hiram Smith Lyman Whight ...
  • Page 1

    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 18. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) IN tracing the history of my fathers, I find it difficult to obtain a satisfactory account of the Woodruff family for more than three gen- erations. My great grandfather, Josiah Woodruff, lived nearly one hundred years, and possessed an iron constitution and performed a great amount of manual labor nearly up to the time of his death ...
    Dates:
    November 11, 1778 July 31, 1792 November 29, 1801 November 29, 1802 December 22, 1804 March 1, 1807 March 1, 1807 June 11, 1808 November 9, 1810 November 29, 1811 March 11, 1814 March 12, 1816 June 1, 1816 June 19, 1818 March 22, 1820 June 19, 1821 November 25, 1827 December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834 April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834 November 5, 1834 January 13, 1835 January 18, 1835 January 19, 1835 July 1, 1838 October 18, 1838 August 4, 1841
  • Page 2

    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    Elder, and a small Branch organized of twelve members, by Elder Pulsi- pher. In February following, in company with Elder Holton, I walked some sixty miles to the town of Fabius, to attend an evening meeting of the Saints in that place, where Elder Pul- sipher was presiding. I saw the book of commandments or revelations given through Joseph Smith, and I believed them with all my heart, and rejoiced therein; and after spending several days ...
    Dates:
    February 1, 1834 April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834 November 5, 1834
  • Page 2

    Part of Letters to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff and the Smoots, 17 December 1839

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    two fire proof stores four stories high filled from top to bottom with dry good & bales of cotton were intriely consumed, the conflagration was awful. I went down to the fire with Joseph Ball about 9 oclok in the evening We tarried untill about 12 & returned home & left the fire still raging, & notw- ithstanding it rained hard their was about 10,000 persons at the fire. When we got home we were well soaked with water. Orson Pratt is still preaching in Philadelphie or near it. Brothers ...
  • Page 44

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    to by the Elders of Israel and nursed by my wife I lay upon my bed unabled to move untill my breast bone began to nit together which commenced on the 9th day I began to walk about in 20 days from the time I was hurt and in 30 days from the time I was hurt I again commenced hard labour. And It has always appeared miraculous to me that with all the injuries and broken bones that I have had, I have not a lame limb about me but have been ...
    Dates:
    October 9, 1846