John C. Gaylord
Gaylord, John C. (1797-1874), was born on 12 Jul. 1797 at Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Chauncey John Gaylord and Dorothy Taylor. He married Elizabeth Terry in April 1820. He was baptized into the Church by Leonard Rich on 2 Aug. 1835 at Niagara, Niagara County, New York. He moved to Kirtland, Geauga County, Ohio in 1836 and associated with Wilford Woodruff as a president of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He married Elvira Edmonds on 31 Dec. 1840 in Walnut Grove, Knox County, Illinois. He died on 17 Jul. 1874 near Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin.
Excerpt:May 11, 1844 ~ Saturday 11th We travled across the prairies this day to Br Justice Ames on Ceder Creek within 3 miles of Galesburg, it was the first time I had been on his farm he had a plesent place of 100 acres & 40 acres in corn & wheat they all appeared glad to see me we spent the night with them I talked with them untill about midnight. In the morning before we left, we lade hands upon Br Justice Ames & ...Dates:May 11, 1844 May 12, 1844 May 13, 1844
Excerpt:August 28, 1844 ~ Wednesday Aug 28th A vary busy morning packing up goods preparing to start, Recieving blessings, blessing People biding friends farewell, which occupied nearly the whole day. at 4 oclok in the evening I parted with the quorum of the Twelve at the Temple and star- ted on my Journey again for England, our company consisted of W. Woodruff wife and two children Hiram Clark & wife. And Capt [blank] Jones and wife & three Brethren that went came with their ...Dates:August 28, 1844 August 29, 1844 August 30, 1844 August 31, 1844 September 1, 1844 September 2, 1844 September 3, 1844 September 4, 1844
Excerpt:called the quorums of the seventies into the upper part of the house that they might be by themselves for awhile as there was some business to be attended to in these quorums before they could procede to the business of the day below. In the first place six of the presidents of the seventies were to leave the seventies & take a station in the quorum of the travling high priest hood and six other Presidents chosen in their stead I shall not here give the particulars of this change of councillers Suffice it to say that all of ...
Excerpt:requests you to let no one but me know of it. he writes in confidence to you. says that Joseph and Sidney took their families Saturday night and it is supposed they have gone to Missourie and the word is for all to follow that possibly can to escape the destruction that is comeing upon K. There is a great division there and a number have left the church and raised what they call a standard of truth and liberty and drew up a remonstration against wickedness ...