Jonathan Burgess

Jonathan Burgess (1785-1869) was born 15 Oct. 1785 in Chatham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of Ezekiel Burgess and Lydia Eldredge. He married Hannah Airy on 5 Oct. 1804 in Vinalhaven, Hancock Co., Maine. He was baptized 27 Sep. 1837 on the South Fox Island, Hancock Co., Maine, and Wilford Woodruff was present. He hosted Wilford Woodruff regulary from 1837 to 1838 in Maine. He died in 1869 in Vinalhaven, Knox Co., Maine.

Footnotes

Jonathan Burgess (L4LR-2TT), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 1 Sep. 2022). Jonathan Burgess, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/jonathan-burgess, accessed 2 Sep. 2022). "Town and vital records, 1785-1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Aug. 2022); Jonathan Burgess, birth, 15 Oct. 1785, Chatham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, p. 359; citing Vinalhaven, Maine, Town Clerk, image 199/837; DGS 7596929. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Aug. 2022); Ezekiel Burgess and Lydia Eldredge, marriage, 7 Dec. 1783, Chatham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, p. 72; citing Chatham, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, “Vital and town records, 1693-1868; index, 1845-1900, Chatham, Massachusetts,” image 38/203; DGS 7010727. "Town and vital records, 1785-1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Aug. 2022); Jonathan Burgess and Hannah Airy, marriage, 5 Oct. 1804, Vinalhaven, Hancock Co., Maine, p. 413; citing Vinalhaven, Maine, Town Clerk, image 227/837; DGS 7596929. Jonathan H. Hale, “Jonathan H. Hale reminiscences and journals, 1837-1840,” entry for Jona Burgess, p. 41, image 45/52, MS 1704; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 2 Sep. 2022). "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 2 Sep. 2022); Jonathan Burgess, 1869, Vinalhaven, Knox Co., Maine; citing Augusta, Maine, Maine State Library, “Nathan Hale cemetery collection, surname index,” image 273/1558; DGS 7586542.

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  • Page 183

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

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    December 28, 1837 ~ Thursday Dec 28th I spent the fore part of the day in conversation with Mr William Douglass the Methodist Priest he wanted me to work miracles to make him believe I reproved him for taking such a course and left him & walked to N[orth] I[sland] on the neck & Preached in the school house & spent the night at Mr James Babbadge in company with Messrs Robert Thompson Esq. & James Thompson, from
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    December 28, 1837 December 29, 1837 December 30, 1837 December 31, 1837
  • Page 29

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    April 21, 1838 ~ Saturday April 21. I wrote two letters one to Mrs Woodruff & the other to Elder Nathaniel Holmes & spent the night with Capt Benjn Coombs 2 miles April 22, 1838 ~ Sunday 22 I preached to a large congregation of Gentiles that were filled with unbelief hardness of heart & manifested malace against me & the cause which I advocated but notwithstanding their indignation I bore my last tes- timony unto them of the fulness of the everlasting gospel that ...
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    April 21, 1838 April 22, 1838 April 23, 1838 April 25, 1838 April 26, 1838
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    I also wrote a Letter to Elder Milton Holmes. spent the night at Capt B Coombs January 4, 1838 ~ Thursday Jan 4. I wrote a Letter to Aphek Woodruff in farmington Cont January 5, 1838 ~ Friday 5. I wrote a Letter to Asahel Woodruff. I rode in a wherry across the Bay in company with Mrs Woodruff & spent the night with Mr Thomas Arey 1st wrote ...
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    January 4, 1838 January 5, 1838 January 6, 1838 January 7, 1838 January 8, 1838 January 9, 1838 January 10, 1838 January 12, 1838 January 13, 1838 January 14, 1838 January 15, 1838
  • Page 174

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

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    should come upon him for rejecting that Book as being the word of God &c. I took the minutes of his discours & when he closed I arose and informed the people I would hold a meeting at the meetinghouse on Sunday and answer his objections. I however rectifyed some of his mistakes in his presence. Spent the night with Brother Eames. 7 m[iles] September 12, 1837 ~ Tuesday Sept 12th We held a meeting at Mr. C. Sterretts & Baptized his ...
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    September 12, 1837 September 13, 1837 September 14, 1837 September 15, 1837 September 16, 1837 September 17, 1837 September 18, 1837 September 19, 1837 September 20, 1837 September 21, 1837 September 22, 1837 September 23, 1837 September 24, 1837 September 25, 1837 September 26, 1837
  • Page 175

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

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    September 27, 1837 ~ Wednesday Sept 27th I preached at No. 4. Elder Hale Baptized one Mr Jonathan Burgess. We spent the night at Capt John Carvers distance 6 miles September 28, 1837 ~ Thursday 28th Walked to Mr Anthony Coombs. Elder Hale Baptized Mrs Elizabeth Coombs. I Preached at No. 3. to a large congregation. the spirit of God rested upon me. There is much of the ...
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    September 27, 1837 September 28, 1837 September 29, 1837 September 30, 1837 October 1, 1837 October 2, 1837 October 3, 1837 October 4, 1837 October 5, 1837 October 6, 1837
  • Page 178

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

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    November 10, 1837 ~ Friday NOV 10th I took the parting hand with Mrs. Woodruff & other friends walked to Br Ames from thence in company with Valentine Ames to John Kents we crossed the thoroughfar^e^ to the South Island to Mr Isaac Crocketts I Preached at his house Mr Crockett in some respects is a wonderful man {I dreamed a wonderful dream at his house} In dreams and visions &c distance of the day 7. miles ...
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    November 10, 1837 November 11, 1837 November 12, 1837 November 13, 1837 November 14, 1837 November 15, 1837 November 16, 1837 November 17, 1837 November 18, 1837 November 19, 1837
  • Page 179

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

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    November 20, 1837 ~ Monday NOV. 20.th I wrote a letter to Elder Don C. Smith at Kirtland I forwarded him 13 subscribers for the Elders Journal of the Church of Latter Day Saints. I gave an account of 17 members of the Church on fox Islands I also forwarded $10 dollars of subscription money for the Elders Journal from the following persons. Justus Ames $1, Stephen Luce Esq $1,
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    November 20, 1837 November 21, 1837 November 22, 1837 November 23, 1837 November 24, 1837 November 25, 1837 November 26, 1837 November 27, 1837 November 28, 1837 November 29, 1837
  • Page 54

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    A Coppy of a letter Written by Elder Thomas B. Marsh Directed to Elder Willford Woodruff Dated July 14. 1838 Elder W. Woodruff. [FIGURE] Sir; a fiew days since Prest. Joseph Smith jr and some others were assembled to attend to some Church business when it was thought proper to select those who was designed of the LORD to fill the places of those of the twelve who had fallen ^x^away^x^ namely Wm. E Mclellin, Lyman E. Johnson,
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    July 14, 1838 August 10, 1838
  • Page 259

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    January 12, 1850 ~ Saturday Jan 12th 1850 [FIGURE] I wrote 7 letter to J. Livingston, J. Luce T. Cartwright D. Turner, S. Wells D. Carter and J. Townsend I recieved two letter from [FIGURE] S. Wells & S. Tuttle January 13, 1850 ~ Sunday 13th Sunday I Preached in Cambridgeport January 14, 1850 ~ Monday 14th [FIGURES] I ...
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    January 24, 1849 January 12, 1850 January 13, 1850 January 14, 1850 January 15, 1850 January 16, 1850 January 17, 1850 January 18, 1850 January 19, 1850 January 20, 1850 January 21, 1850 January 22, 1850 January 23, 1850 January 25, 1850 January 26, 1850 January 27, 1850 January 28, 1850 January 29, 1850