John Cook Bennett

Bennett, John Cook (1804-1867), was born on 3 Aug. 1804 in Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was the son of John Bennett and Abigail Cook. He married Mary A. Barker on 9 Jan. 1826. He was baptized into the Church in Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois in 1840. He served in the Nauvoo Legion as assistant president in the First Presidency, as mayor of Nauvoo, and as chancellor of the University of Nauvoo, while Wilford Woodruff sat on the Nauvoo City Council. Wilford writes in his journals of Bennett’s excommunication in 1842. He died in Polk City, Polk County, Iowa on 5 Aug. 1867.

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  • Page 242

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

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    of your visitation the work is beginning to be seen by the Saints, when J. C. Bennet went forth to try to destroy the Saints, A little company of us went before God and asked him to take away his power, and it fell like lightning from Heaven we asked for Duncan not to be Govornor he was not but he is now dead and damned, we asked for Reynolds to be taken away, he soon shot himself & went to Hell, Carlin is dead and so ...
  • Page 133

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

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    February 7, 1842 ~ Monday to February 11, 1842 ~ Friday Feb 7, 8, & 9 ^10 & 11^ I spent in the printing office & was busy in setting in order many things about the office February 12, 1842 ~ Saturday 12th I attended the City Council it was an interesting day the subject of our rights was discused & among other things a Law passed regulating hawkers pedlers auctioneers &c February 13, 1842 ~ Sunday 13th I preached on Sunday ...
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    February 7, 1842 February 11, 1842 February 12, 1842 February 13, 1842 February 14, 1842 February 16, 1842 February 17, 1842 February 18, 1842 February 19, 1842
  • Page 162

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

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    July 11, 1842 ~ Monday July 11 I spent the day at the printing office July 12, 1842 ~ Tuesday 12 I attended the City Council July 13, 1842 ~ Wednesday to July 16, 1842 ~ Saturday 13, 14, 15, & 16 I spent in the printing Office July 17, 1842 ~ Sunday 17th Sunday Elder John Taylor preached in the fore part of the day, I preached in the Afternoon & expressed my feelings in plain- ness ...
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    July 11, 1842 July 12, 1842 July 13, 1842 July 16, 1842 July 17, 1842 July 18, 1842 July 19, 1842 July 20, 1842 July 21, 1842 July 22, 1842
  • Page 167

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

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    to the free States & mostly to New England & the Canidas not to go to any of the indians or Slave States. The result was that a special conference was called & three or four hundred Elders were called upon to go into the vineyard & about 400 Elders have since gone & many others are going their has never at any time been as great a turn out into the vineyard since the foundation of the Church, Br J. Taylor ...
  • Page 145

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

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    the river & baptized all that came unto him & I considered it my privilege to be baptized for the remission of my sins for I had not been since I first Joined the Church in 1833 I was then baptized under the hands of Elder Zerah Pulsipher therefore I went forth into the river & was Baptized under the hands of JOSEPH THE SEER & likewise did Elder J Taylor & many others ...
    Dates:
    March 28, 1842 March 29, 1842 March 30, 1842 March 31, 1842 April 1, 1842 April 2, 1842
  • Page 159

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

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    June 18, 1842 ~ Saturday June 18th Saterday The Citizens of Nauvoo both Male & female assembled near the Temple for a general meeting many thousands were assembled Joseph the seer arose & spoke upon several subjects Among other subjects he spoke his mind in great plainness concerning the iniquity & wickedness of Gen John Cook Bennet, & exposed him before the public. He also prophesied in the Name of the Lord concern- ing the merchants in ...
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    June 18, 1842 June 19, 1842
  • Page 164

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

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    my Bill against them was ^$100.09^ $70.67 Balance due them was $29.42 I laboured hard through the day I set my window frames in the second story in the fore part of the day 5 in Number November 23, 1843 ~ Thursday 23rd It was a rainy morning I felt unwell November 24, 1843 ~ Friday 24th It was a cold rainy day could not work on the house. November 25, 1843 ~ Saturday 25th We set three window frames ...
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    November 23, 1843 November 24, 1843 November 25, 1843
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, October 6, 1840

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    came from a distance, we had a address from our prophet after which it was voted that Kirtland should be built up and three ^one^ man was appointed to preside over it I think they ^it^ was brother Almon Babbit father Granger & brother Higby —then it was motioned that a committee be appointed and commissioned to appoint & lay up stakes for the gathering ^from Commerce to Kirtland.^— Hiram Smith
  • Page 286

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

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    but we do not arive at this knowledge at once, but as an Apostle said we have precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little, untill we arive at a fulness of knowledge & glory even that fulness that reigns in the Heavens. We must begin to be governd by law here before we are prepared to recieve those blessings. the whole law has not been given & you cannot abide the whole law as yet. if it had all been given, we should have been smashed up & destroyed. A people must ...
  • Page 313

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

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    The following are some of the important words that flowed from President Youngs lips as He addressed the people and called upon them loudly to repent he said you must stop your swearing, you must stop your cheating, you must stop your lying, you must stop your stealing you must stop your horedoms, you must stop your back biteings speaking evil of the Twelve speaking evil of me, you must stop these things & put away your wickedness or you will be damned, you will be destroyed you will be visited by pestilence and plague and by ...