Elijah Funk Sheets

Elijah Funk Sheets (1821-1904) was born 22 Mar. 1821 in Charlestown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania. He was the son of Frederick Sheets and Hannah Page. He married Margaret Hutchison on 16 Jan. 1846 at sea near Liverpool, Lancashire, England; married by Wilford Woodruff; widowed 1 Feb. 1847. He married Susanna Musser on 6 Apr. 1847 in Winter Quarters (later Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska); participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 5 Jul. 1840 and was ordained a Seventy by Wilford Woodruff and others on 9 Apr. 1845 in England. He traveled from England to America with Wilford Woodruff in 1845, and he served in church positions alongside Wilford through the end of his life. He died 3 Jul. 1904 in Rexburg, Madison Co., Idaho.

Footnotes

Elijah Funk Sheets (KWJH-F39), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Mar. 2022). Elijah Funk Sheets, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/elijah-funk-sheets, accessed 28 Mar. 2022). "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Mar. 2022); Elija F Sheets, 3 Jul. 1904, Rexburg, Madison Co., Idaho, no. B9346; citing Salt Lake County Management and Archives, image 8/311; DGS 4139614. Elijah F. Sheets, “Elijah F. and Margaret H. Sheets journals, 1843-1904 / Elijah F. Sheets journal, 1845 August-1904 July,” image 55, 73, 75/137, MS 1314; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 2 Apr. 2022). “Elijah Funk Sheets,” Church History Biographical Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/chd/landing?lang=eng, accessed 2 Apr. 2022). Deseret Evening News, “Sudden Demise of Bishop Sheets” (Salt Lake City, Utah), 4 Jul. 1904, p. 5; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 28 Mar. 2022).

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  • Page 42

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

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    February 25, 1845 ~ Tuesday 25th I took the parting hand with Elders Sheets & Ure & many saints & left Bradford in Coach & rode to Brighouse 8 miles then took cars & roade to Manchester 34 miles stoped at Elder Druce No 6 Sandford Street Broughton Road Salford, & took dinner From thence to Br Sheldens 43 Lombard street Deansgate Br Flint ...
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    February 25, 1845 February 26, 1845 February 27, 1845
  • Page 29

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

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    up his abode their whare he is made comfortable by the kind treatment of sister Shelden who is a worthy sister indeed February 18, 1845 ~ Tuesday 18th [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder H. Clark I spent the fore part of the day at Br Sheldens. I visited Mr Thomas Holbrook at 37 Oxford Street Manchester his Lady is a saint at heart. ** In the afternoon in company with Elders
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    February 18, 1845 February 19, 1845
  • Page 30

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

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    came from Leeds & He came over from America with Elders Straten & Davis we were truly glad to once more meet, together though on a foreighn shore. We attended a prayr meeting in the evening. I herd the testimony of many of the saints & I occupied some time in teaching them. We spent the night at Br Child's in Wellington Street in company with Elders Sheets & Ure distance of the ...
    Dates:
    February 20, 1845
  • Page 39

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

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    During the evening I preached in Idle to a good congregation, many of which had heard Elder Barnes preach. Elder Barnes was beloved by the Saints in England the same as he was in America, the congregation gave good attention. I spent the night with Br Cordingly. distance of the day 4 m February 21, 1845 ~ Friday 21st I Parted with the Saints in Idle & returned to Bradford ...
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    February 23, 1844 February 21, 1845 February 22, 1845
  • Page 40

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

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    Bradford quarterly Conference February 23, 1845 ~ Sunday Feb 23nd Sunday The Bradford quarterly Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints assembled at ten o'clock in the Philadelphia Chapel North wing Bradford There being Present W. Woodruff of the quorum of the Twelve. 1 High Priest, 1 of the Seventies 9 Elders 9 Priest. 6 Teachers, & 4 Deacons Elder Elijah F. Sheets The Presiding Elder over the conference was called to the Chair And ...
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    February 23, 1845
  • Page 41

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

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    but was cut off, and [was now] intoxicated arose and disturbed the meeting, which made some confusion[.] meeting was soon dismissed a contribution was taken up. We met in the evening at 6 oclock & had crouded house. The music & singing was splendid, after that was over Elder Woodruff arose in the mids of a vast congregation & took for his text the 14 ch of Reve 6, 7, 8 verses as the foundation of his discours, the speaker gave an account of the origin ...
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    February 24, 1845
  • Page 121

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

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    July 19, 1845 ~ Saturday 19th [FIGURES] I recieved 2 letters one And wrote 3 one to Ure, one to Sheets, & one to Davis July 20, 1845 ~ Sunday July 20th Liverpool Quarterly Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints met this Sunday morning at half past ten oclock at the Music Hall Bold Street Consert street Elder Straten was Called to the Chair ...
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    July 19, 1845 July 20, 1845
  • Page 67

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

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    brought up again this morning to be finished it was organized with a President, Secretary, Treasurer, And 15 Directers its capitol was to be £30000 Pounds divided into 60000 shares at 10/ each, its object to esstablish manufacturery in Nauvoo or other parts of America, to enter into those branches of business that would require the least capitol & employ the most hands & bring the greatest Profit. (The whole organization is published in the 11 No of the 5 vol of the Mil Star). After this ...
  • Page 72

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

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    sat in a chair & leaned upon my breast. He said he was going to take a mission to India & pointed out the man to go with him but I cannot now calk him by name. G. A. Smith asked liberty of Joseph to become betterr acquainted with me or to spend more time with me that we might be prepared to take a mission together it was granted him. O Prat had his mission appointed I do not know ...
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    April 24, 1845 April 25, 1845 April 26, 1845
  • Page 81

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

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    being run against May 13, 1845 ~ Tuesday 13 [FIGURE] I returned to Liverpool on the railroad & recieved 3 letters one from J. D. Ross one from Dan Jones & one from Br Sheets. I also recieved one paper from Nauvoo. I returned to my family & found them well was glad to get home again May 14, 1845 ~ Wednesday 14th [FIGURE] I recieved 2 letter one from G ...
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    May 13, 1845 May 14, 1845 May 15, 1845