Levinah W. Jackson Murphy

Levinah W. Jackson Murphy (abt. 1809-1847) was born about 1809 in South Carolina. She was the daughter of Fredrick Jackson and Charlotte. She married Jeremiah B. Murphy about 1825 in South Carolina, and they had seven children. She was baptized 6 Aug. 1836 in Weakley Co., Tennessee. She hosted Wilford Woodruff and attended church services with him in 1836 in Weakley Co., Tennessee. She was traveling with the Donner Party and died in Mar. 1847 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mexican Cession Territory.

Footnotes

Levinah W. Jackson (LCB7-H7F), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Mar. 2022). Levinah W. Jackson Murphy, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/levinah-w-jackson-murphy, accessed 30 Mar. 2022). 1810 U.S. Census, Union Co., South Carolina, p. 572, Fredrick Jackson; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 31 Mar. 2022). 1840 U.S. Census, Weakley Co., Tennessee, p. 284, Levina Murphey; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 31 Mar. 2022). "South Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1670-1980," database with images, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 31 Mar. 2022); Frederick Jackson, 10 Jul. 1836, Union Co., South Carolina, box 23, package 1; citing “South Carolina County, District and Probate Courts." 1830 U.S. Census, Union Co., South Carolina, p. 189, Jeremiah Murphy; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 Mar. 2022). "Donner Party," New World Encyclopedia (https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/, accessed 12 Apr. 2022). Guy L. Dorius, "Crossroads in the West: The Intersections of the Donner Party and the Mormons," Nauvoo Journal, vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 1997), p. 20.

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  • 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 ...
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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 346

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

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    September 7, 1872 ~ Saturday Sept 7, 1872 I spent the day in Preparing to take a Journey to Calafornia to Attend the State Fair with G A Smith & G Q Cannon I took up a collection for G. A. Smith to Bear his Expenses I collected $1658 which I paid over to him September 8, 1872 ~ Sunday 8. Sunday I met with my Quorum in the Morning & attended Meeting in the Tabernacle all day
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    September 7, 1872 September 8, 1872 September 9, 1872 September 10, 1872 September 11, 1872 September 12, 1872
  • Page 15

    Part of Mission - 1835 Southern States Mission Membership Record

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    TEXAS BRANCH George Washington Brannon moved to the Academy branch Abigal Brannon Thompson Creek Branch Jeremiah B Murphy Levinah W Murphy David Crider Nancy Summers Alexan Elder Randolph Alexander Mirza Alexander Emanuel Murphy Nancy Murphy Sarah Crider Elizabeth Alexander Warren Smith Lydia Smith ...
  • Page 80

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

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    was brought up again concerning the emigrant company who pe[rished] [page covered] in the Mountains last winter they were mostly from Independance Clay County Missouri and were a mob company & threatned to drive out the mormons that were in Calafornia & started for Calafornia with that spirit in there hearts but it seemed as though they were ripe for judgement the snows fell upon them 18 feet deep on a level & they died & eat up each other about 40 persons perished & were mostly ...
    Dates:
    July 11, 1847 July 12, 1847
  • Page 70

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    31 1860 Lakes in Central Africa. He went all around the large lake 250 miles long about 100 wide. He found mud fish 6 feet long with- out scales. He found Eels. He found large flocks of sea guls the lake was 700 miles from the sea. He tried to sounded 400 feet without any bottom, there was no visible outlet to it, though there were several large streams runing into it. the water was not salt this lake was surrounded with High Bluffs. He visited another Lake about 90 miles wide & ...
  • Page 71

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    31 1860 and most of the company starved to death and the living cattle Dead. Mrs Murphy was Eat up & some of her children two iof her sons were saved. Brother Emanuel Murphy has been a true faithful Latter Day Saint. He visited Joseph Smith almost daily while in prision in Missouri. He liberated Erastus Snow out of Liberty Jail. He has done much for the Church. He took supper ...
    Dates:
    September 1, 1860 September 2, 1860