Elijah Fordham

Elijah Fordham (1798-1879) was born 12 Apr. 1798 in New York City. He was the son of George Fordham and Mary Baker. He married Anna Bibbins Chaffee on 3 Oct. 1838; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized before May 1834. He and Wilford Woodruff were part of Zion's Camp in 1834. He died 9 Sep. 1879 in Wellsville, Cache Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Elijah Fordham (LYX9-775), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Elijah Fordham, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/elijah-fordham, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Elijah Fordham, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/elijah-fordham, accessed 14 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 36

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

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    truly edefyed to again meet with this Brother. I also found another family of saints residing in the same house viz Lucian R. Foster. I spent the remainder of the day conversing with Brother Pratt upon the things of the kingdom. We met at early candle light in Varrick street to hold a meeting & the congregation was principly composed of saints as there had been about one hundred baptized & many of them were present. Elder Eligah Fordham was with us also. I was called upon to preach to the ...
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    May 19, 1838 May 20, 1838
  • Page 37

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

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    churches of the day possessed. Brother Rogers was a Teacher among the saints he was a true & literal desendant of John Rogers who was burnt at the stake he was the six generation from John Rogers. we vis- ited a woman sick with the palsy we Prayed for her we again returned to the place of meeting. Elder O. Pratt delivered us a vary interesting discours from Nephi vision in the third chapter of the first Book of Nephi. The Lords supper was then administered unto us. There was one ...
  • Page 38

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

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    & the love of Christ we returned with Brother Foster & spent the night. Mr Willcox of the city of Phelidelphia offers to open his doors for the saints & wishes them to come & warn that people also. Elder Eligah Fordham resides in New York City Cherry Street No 327 May 21, 1838 ~ Monday May 21st I wrote a letter to the saints upon the Islands directed to Brother Nathaniel Thomas we dined with Brother
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    May 21, 1838 May 22, 1838 May 23, 1838 May 24, 1838 May 25, 1838
  • Page 93

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

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    Lyman Wight for presenting the subject of politicks through the public press in a manner that was derogatory to the character of the church & closing up what public feeling there was manifest in our favor May 13, 1839 ~ Monday to May 14, 1839 ~ Tuesday 13th & 14th I spent in preparing myself to move to Commerce or Montrose in the Ioway Territory. I [FIGURE] wrote a Letter to Elder Milton Holmes by the direction of the Twelve informing ...
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    May 13, 1839 May 14, 1839 May 15, 1839 May 16, 1839 May 17, 1839 May 18, 1839 May 19, 1839 May 20, 1839
  • Page 105

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

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    July 13, 1839 ~ Saturday July 13th I spent the day in writing July 19, 1839 ~ Friday 19th I have been called upon to visit the sick many times during the last few days & admi nister unto them by the laying on of hands for their is many of the saints that are sick. I crossed the river this morning with Elder Taylor. We visited father Joseph Smith sen & found him still vary sick we prayed with him & layed hands upon him ...
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    July 13, 1839 July 19, 1839 July 20, 1839 July 22, 1839 July 25, 1839 July 29, 1839
  • Page 69

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    April 16, 1845 ~ Wednesday April 16th [FIGURE] 10 P I went to the office & carried £40 which I had recieved at the conference for the covenants, Temple & Emegra tion. On my arival there I recieved 4 Letters one from President Young, one from Elder P. P. Pratt one from Father Carter, & one from Glasgow. the three letters from America were full of interest Br Young speaks of the Progress of the Temple & ...
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    April 16, 1845 April 17, 1845 April 18, 1845 April 19, 1845 April 20, 1845
  • Page 59

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    ARRIVE IN NEW YORK—MEET WITH THE SAINTS THERE. and Evening and Morning Star as his companions, which he read daily. We conversed together for three hours in this solitary abode. He informed me of many things which had trans- pired while he was confined there as a prisoner. Among other things, he mentioned that the jail had taken fire a few days previous to my visit. He said it looked a little like a dark hour. The fire was roaring over his head, while uproar and ...
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    May 18, 1838 June 12, 1838
  • Page 75

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    HEALING THE SICK. passing by my door, Brother Joseph said: "Brother Wood- ruff, follow me.” These were the only words spoken by any of the company from the time they left Brother Brigham's house till we crossed the public square, and entered Brother Ford- ham's house. Brother Fordham had been dying for an hour, and we expected each minute would be his last. I felt the power of God that was overwhelming His Prophet. When we entered the house, Brother Joseph walked ...
  • Page 76

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. and milk, and ate it; then put on his hat and followed us into the street, to visit others who were sick. The unbeliever may ask: “Was there not deception in this?” If there is any deception in the mind of the unbeliever, there was certainly none with Elijah Fordham, the dying man, nor with those who were present with him, for in a few min- utes more he would have been in the spirit world, had he not been rescued. Through the blessing of God ...
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    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 21. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) -[CONTINUED.]- March 8, 1839—I attended a conference at Springfield, Illinois. —13—I took my family and started for Quincy, where I arrived on the 16th. I dined with Emma Smith at Judge Cleveland's. I then went on to the bank of the river near Quincy ...
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    March 8, 1839 March 13, 1839 March 16, 1839 March 17, 1839 April 8, 1839 April 26, 1839 May 2, 1839 May 3, 1839 May 15, 1839 July 22, 1839 July 25, 1839 August 8, 1839 August 21, 1839 August 24, 1839 August 28, 1839 September 2, 1839 September 10, 1839 September 12, 1839 September 19, 1839 September 21, 1839 September 27, 1839 October 4, 1839 October 7, 1839 November 1, 1839 December 13, 1839 December 19, 1839 January 11, 1840 January 13, 1840 January 18, 1840 January 21, 1840 January 29, 1840 March 1, 1840 March 3, 1840 March 6, 1840 March 22, 1840 April 9, 1840 April 22, 1840 July 17, 1840 August 18, 1840 April 20, 1841 May 20, 1841 October 6, 1841