James Blakesley

Blakeslee (Blakesly), James (1802-1866), was born in Milton, Chittenden County, Vermont on 18 Jul. 1802. He married Louisiana Edmunds around 1824. After his baptism in July 1833, he presided over a branch of the Church in Ontario, Upper Canada, when Wilford Woodruff served his mission there. Blakeslee served as a Seventy while Wilford was a member of the Twelve. He died in Batavia, Kane County, Illinois on 18 Dec. 1866.

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  • Page 156

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

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    June 8, 1837 ~ Thursday June 8th We took the steemboat at 8 oclock at Kingstons mills to go up the canal we passed through a swamp of about 12 miles in length which abounded with fir such as muskrat, auter [otter] beaver, &c. from Brewers mills we passed through Crambary marsh to Jones's falls where the boat passed through four locks which were built by the British government & supposed to be the most splended works in America they cost four hundred ...
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    June 8, 1837 June 9, 1837 June 10, 1837
  • Page 158

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

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    June 12, 1837 ~ Monday June 12th I took the parting hand with Elders Page & Blakesley & many other saints & travled in company with 6 other brethren to the branch of church in leeds distance 30 miles We met together in the evening at Brother Carnes & bore testimony to the work in which we are ingaged Elders John Goodson, H. Hale M Holmes & John Snider followed each ...
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    June 12, 1837 June 13, 1837 June 14, 1837 June 15, 1837 June 16, 1837
  • Page 238

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1840 - December 31, 1840)

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    December 18, 1840 ~ Friday Dec 18th [FIGURE] I wrote three letters to Wm Pitt. R Hedlock & Lorenzo Snow. The London Times informs us that the British Flag is begining to be waved for the first time in parts of the Chinease empire. Also that the Jews are restored in Jerrusalem to their[e] own rights agaien, having equal privileges as other nations Also that the remains of Napolitan Bounaparte have been ...
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    December 18, 1840 December 19, 1840 December 20, 1840
  • Page 31

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 - December 31, 1842)

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    Thy Purposes O! Lord must roll on. Thy Decrees are Sure [FIGURE] Wisdom how [FIGURE] Precious thou [FIGURE] art. February 15, 1841 ~ Monday Feb 15th Elder Kimball received a letter from his wife Dated Nauvoo Dec 30th, she informed us that [FIGURE] Joseph had written for the Twelve to come immediately home for our personal safety, as great Judgments are nigh in this land even at the Door. She spoke of our families being well, as ...
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    February 15, 1841 February 16, 1841
  • Page 127

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

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    January 16, 1837 ~ Monday Jan 16th Elder Abram O Smoot was again attacked by the destroyer which brought him upon a bed of great disstress We immediately called upon the Elders of the Church. Viz. Elders O Hide & E ^H C^ Kimble of the twelve & B. Nobles, M. Holmes, & myself of the first Seventy We prayed with & for him & lade hands upon him according to the scriptures & he was immediately healed of his ...
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    January 16, 1837 January 17, 1837 January 20, 1837 January 22, 1837
  • Page 12

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 - December 31, 1842)

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    She is firm & unmoved in the great cause in which she is ingaged. My Prayer is that Peace health & Strength may rest upon her & her children & may the Lord make her usful, O Lord work by whome thou wilt but work & send by whom thou wilt but send, that thy cause may roll on in this city & to thee O Lord shall be all the glory. Mr Alburn informed the people he should soon be a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints & wished ...
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    January 11, 1841 January 12, 1841
  • Page 83

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

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    within two miles of his house & wished us to go home with him & spend the night we did so, & found him in a valley a little like the valley of Peidmont their was three or four families with him that had come up with Elder Blakesley & all got out of money on the way & they had gone up in that valley near the licking river to cut wood to boat down to Cincinnati Market ...
    Dates:
    July 18, 1843 July 19, 1843
  • Page 173

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

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    & seventies, esspecially, Kimble, Hide, Goodson & others in England. Of Page & Blakesley on Canida & many others we thought and spake of. While filled with these meditations, & the Promises of GOD, we fell upon our knees and thanked the God of heaven, & Prayed for all Israel, not forgetting the Church of Latter Day Saints, head nor foot. We plead with God for Joseph, & for all the Elders and members, esspecially our ...
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    September 6, 1837 September 7, 1837 September 8, 1837 September 9, 1837 September 10, 1837 September 11, 1837
  • Page 93

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

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    July 28, 1836 ~ Thursday July 28 We herd that a mob was intending to come against us on Saturday & Sunday July 29, 1836 ~ Friday 29 Rode to Trenton Gibson County Tenn & returned. 14 m[iles] July 30, 1836 ~ Saturday 30 Saturday Preached at David Criders on the Book {of} Mormon July 31, 1836 ~ Sunday 31st Sunday Preached at David Criders to a large congre gation & no mobing manifest but I baptized Mr David ...
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    July 28, 1836 July 29, 1836 July 30, 1836 July 31, 1836 August 1, 1836 August 2, 1836 August 3, 1836 August 4, 1836 August 5, 1836 August 6, 1836 August 7, 1836 August 8, 1836
  • Page 124

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

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    No for it takes all our time to try to save the that is reaped you think that Elder Young has put the flail on rather heavy. But it is nothing to be compaired with the Threshing you will get in Zion, & those that have the harde- st heads have to be thrashed the hardest, but dont be troubled about the chaff when it comes to the barns God will prepare a great wind Mill that will blow all the chaff away I speak in Parables ...