James Godson Bleak

James Godson Bleak (Blake) (1829-1918) was born 15 Nov. 1829 in London, Surrey, England. He was the son of Thomas Nelson Bleak and Mary Godson. He married Elizabeth Moore on 14 Oct. 1849 in London; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 8 Feb. 1851 in London. He corresponded with Wilford Woodruff regularly from 1877 to 1898 about the temple in St. George, Washington Co., Utah Territory. He died 30 Jan. 1918 in St. George.

Footnotes

James Godson Bleak Sr. (L616-1X5), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Apr. 2022). James Godson Bleak, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/james-godson-bleak, accessed 28 Apr. 2022). “James G. Bleak journal, 1854 February-1860 February,” p. 1, image 2/148, MS 14773; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 28 Apr. 2022). "London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920," database with images, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 16 May 2022); James Blake, 29 Nov. 1829, St. George the Martyr, Southwark, London, Surrey, England, p. 218; citing “Board of Guardian Records and Church of England Parish Registers, London Metropolitan Archives, London.” “Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Apr. 2022); James G Bleak, 30 Jan. 1918, St. George, Washington, Utah, certificate 1805820, series 81448; Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; DGS 2229969. Washington County News, “Obituary” (St. George, Utah), 7 Feb. 1918, p. 1; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 28 Apr. 2022).

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  • Page 334

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    March 23, 1872 ~ Saturday March 23rd 1872 I came to the City & drew up the frame for my Pig & Chickens House & set it up, 3 departments for Pigs 2 for fowls, 40 feet long By 8 wide March 24, 1872 ~ Sunday March 24. Sunday I met with my Quorum in the morning & wrote a [FIGURE] letter to Col Peter Saxe & Attended Meeting in the Afternoon H S Eldridge & Wm Folsome spoke in ...
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    March 23, 1872 March 24, 1872 March 25, 1872 March 29, 1872 March 30, 1872 March 31, 1872 April 1, 1872 April 2, 1872 April 3, 1872 April 4, 1872 April 5, 1872 April 6, 1872
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to John Taylor, 4 February 1879

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    Testimony in preaching, teaching & Cous'l The Spirit of God reigns in the Temple all are united, the work is daily moving we are baptizing about a thousand to day and we have over a hundred Endowmts daily. We have a spy sent here from Beaver in the interest of the pry and judges we know him and where He dwells Brother Teasdale has been with us two weeks Retuned yesterday we gave him assistance and He got his work done up and He has gone ...
  • Page 289

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    November 5, 1877 ~ Monday Nov 5, 1877 I went to the farm and spent the day I pruned the orchard November 6, 1877 ~ Tuesday 6 [FIGURE] I wrote 23 letters No 37 to Hill & Bayliss It was a cold Rainy day I spent the forenoon in council I wrote to Bishop Roskelly November 7, 1877 ~ Wednesday 7 I Ordained John Rowberry A Patriarch for the Tooele ...
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    November 5, 1877 November 6, 1877 November 7, 1877 November 8, 1877 November 9, 1877 November 10, 1877 November 11, 1877 November 12, 1877 November 13, 1877 November 14, 1877 November 15, 1877
  • Page 292

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    November 25, 1877 ~ Sunday 25 Nov 1877 Sunday [FIGURES] I received one letter No 40 and wrote 1 No 48. I met in the prayer circle in the afternoon with the Twelve see office Journal Business Recorded November 26, 1877 ~ Monday 26 [FIGURES] I received 1 Letter No 41, and wrote 2 letters to Roskelly & No 49. I spent most of the day in council with John Taylor November 27, 1877 ~ Tuesday Nov 27. [FIGURE] I wrote ...
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    November 25, 1877 November 26, 1877 November 27, 1877 November 28, 1877 November 29, 1877 November 30, 1877 December 1, 1877 December 2, 1877 December 3, 1877 December 4, 1877 December 5, 1877 December 6, 1877 December 7, 1877
  • Page 302

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    January 26, 1878 ~ Saturday Jan 26, Saturday 1878 I took a ride around the Santa Clara River and shot 3 quails 15 M[iles] January 27, 1878 ~ Sunday 27. Sunday One of my Eyes was taken sore and inflamed I attended Meetings at 1 oclok J. Gates prayed and several of the Brethren spoke January 28, 1878 ~ Monday 28. I spent the day in the house In the Evening I walked out and shot 3 quails January 29, 1878 ~ Tuesday ...
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    January 26, 1878 January 27, 1878 January 28, 1878 January 29, 1878 January 30, 1878 January 31, 1878 February 1, 1878 February 2, 1878 February 3, 1878 February 4, 1878 February 5, 1878 February 6, 1878
  • Page 303

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Feb 6, 1878 49 sealings, WW. 1, Adoptions 2, 29 children sealed to Parents, 11 Received second Anointings WW Anointed 1. February 7, 1878 ~ Thursday 7 My Eyes are better this morning. I spent the day in the Temple gave Endowments to 214. Ordaind 88 Elders wrote 1 Letter [FIGURE] to H. S. Eldridge for a Barrel of Temple Oil, & wrote 1 to E. Snow about piping Engine Boiler &c. 1 Letter to Bishop Samuel Roskelley total 3. Sealed 81 ...
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    February 7, 1878 February 8, 1878 February 9, 1878 February 10, 1878 February 11, 1878 February 12, 1878
  • Page 305

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    February 20, 1878 ~ Wednesday Feb 20 1878 I presided in the Temple and officiated as El we [FIGURES] gave Endowments to 244 the most Ever given I had 20 female & 5 Males got Endowments for my Dead, it being Brother MCAllisters Birth day. He had 34 Males and 72 Femals got Endowments for his dead ^106^. I took through the veil some 30 person, 90 Elders were ordained, 32 sealings there were 16 children sealed to parents WW sealed 4 children February ...
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    February 20, 1878 February 21, 1878 February 22, 1878 February 23, 1878 February 24, 1878 February 25, 1878 February 26, 1878
  • Page 307

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 1, 1878 Thomas Alfred Jeffrey, Mary Ann Hibbitt Jeffrey, Allice Jeffrey Pendleton, John Jeffrey (dead) Jane Jeffrey Green (dead) all Adopted to Wilford Woodruff, and Mary Crock Woodruff. we had a vary interesting day the spirit of the Lord reigned in the House. I spent the Evening in company with Brothers J. D. T. McAllister, Bleake & Nixon, and had a pleasant Evening March 2 ...
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    March 2, 1878 March 3, 1878 March 4, 1878 March 5, 1878 March 6, 1878 March 7, 1878
  • Page 314

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 31, 1878 ~ Sunday March 31, 1878 Sunday I went to the sabbath school in the morning I addressed them followed by Miss Cook. Then went to the Meeting house at 11 oclok had a full house. E Snow spoke 68 minuts W Woodruff 45 M[inutes], O Hyde 20 Bishop Peterson 5 M[inutes] We rode to Moroni & held a Meeting E Snow spoke 60 M[inutes] W Woodruff 40 M[inutes]. much of the spirit of the Lord rested upon us ...
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    March 31, 1878 April 1, 1878 April 2, 1878 April 3, 1878 April 4, 1878 April 5, 1878
  • Page 315

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 6, 1878 ~ Saturday April 76 1878 sunday The general Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints met to day at 10 oclok in the new Tabernacle O Pratt Prayed, W. Woodruff Addressed the Conference for 30 Minuts L Snow 35, Brigham Young 35 10. Afternoon G Q Cannon prayed, F D Richards spoke 38 M[inutes], E Snow 65 ^F D Richards Appointed one of the Auditing Committees^ ...
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    April 6, 1878 April 7, 1878 April 8, 1878 April 9, 1878 April 10, 1878