Lilburn Williams Boggs

Lilburn Williams Boggs (1796-1860) was born 14 Dec. 1796 in Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. He was the son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver. He married Julia Ann Bent on Jul. 1817. He issued the extermination order of the Saints in Missouri, which Wilford Woodruff had petitioned to dismiss. He died 14 Mar. 1860 in Napa Valley, Napa Co., California.

Footnotes

Lilburn William Boggs (LYY5-LSV), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Lilburn Williams Boggs, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/lilburn-williams-boggs, accessed 7 Feb. 2022). Lilburn Williams Boggs, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/lilburn-williams-boggs, accessed 11 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 85

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

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    Br Jonathan H. Hale comes along with a shovel on his back & says how do you do Brother Woodruff & in fact I saw so many of my old friends I hardly knew who to go home with first finally I concluded to go & spent the night with Brother Hale & we had an interesting time together in talking about our travels together upon the Islands of the sea & also Br Hale gave me an account of his sufferings & those of his family & all the saints in Missouri during ...
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    March 17, 1839
  • Page 88

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

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    April 18, 1839 ~ Thursday April 18th 1839. I left Quincy in company with three of the Twelve viz Brigham Young Orson Pratt & John Taylor also George A Smith & father Cutler for the purpose of visiting far West. We travled to the ferry oposite of Marion City & crossed the river & spent the night at the bluff distance of the day 24 miles April 19, 1839 ~ ...
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    April 18, 1839 April 19, 1839 April 20, 1839 April 21, 1839 April 22, 1839 April 23, 1839 April 24, 1839 April 25, 1839 April 26, 1839
  • Page 99

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

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    June 25, 1839 ~ Tuesday June 25 I spent the day in Montros with the Twelve there being six of the quorum present. Orson Hide was one of the number. & a more humble & penitant man I never saw, & well he might be for in the time of the persecution in Zion or far west, he deserted the cause, denyed the faith & betrayed his brethren, & assisted Thomas B. Marsh (the president of the Twelve Apostles) in jeperdizing the ...
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    June 25, 1839 June 26, 1839
  • 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 71

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

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    me from him, & I had an opportunity to have killed him but I had no temptation to do it to him nor any other man, my worst enemy not even Boggs in fact he would have more hell to live in the reflection of his past life than to die. My freedom commenced from the time the old man came to me & would talk to me we came direct from Papa grove to Nauvoo we got our ...
  • Page 75

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

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    about 900 visiting ladies and gentlemen to our City. On the arival of each boat they were escorted to the stand by the Nauvoo band and the escort companies whare convenient seats were provided & whare they were welcomed by the firing of cannon which brought to our minds the last words of the patriot Jefferson:- -Let this day be celebrated by the firing of cannon &c. The legion was not out. The following is a synopsis of the Address of President Joseph ...
  • Page 76

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

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    have Been a peaceable citizen but their has been a great hugh & cry about Jo Smith Govornor Bogs being shot, No crime can be done but what it is laid to Jo Smith. Here I was again dragged to the United States court, & was cleared & now it comes again. But as often as God sees fit for me to suffer I am ready But I am as innocent of these crimes as the Angels in heaven. I am not an enemy ...
  • Page 155

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

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    [FIGURES] Vengance is mine I will repay saith The Lord. May 15th 1842 Sunday True information has Just reached us that the Noted Governor Boggs of Missouri who By his orders expeled ten thousand Latter Day Saints,, has just been assassinated in his own house & fallen in his own blood three ball wer short through his head two through his brains & one through his mouth, tongue & throat. Thus this Ungodly wretch has fallen in the midst of his iniquity ...
  • Page 57

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

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    June 16, 1843 ~ Friday 16th I went onto the Prairie & Planted corn & had some conversation with Br Chena concerning his dog that bit me I informed him that I should not be satisfyd unless he would kill his dog as he was dangerous & had bitten several persons June 17, 1843 ~ Saturday 17th I spent the day diging my well June 18, 1843 ~ Sunday 18th Sunday I attended meeting at the Temple Elder
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    June 16, 1843 June 17, 1843 June 18, 1843
  • Page 69

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    DETERMINED TO FULFILL THE LORD'S COMMAND. It will be observed that this differs from nearly all other revelations in this respect: a fixed day and a stated place were given for the commencement of the mission. When the reve- lation was given, all was peace and quietude in Far West, Missouri, the city where most of the Latter-day Saints dwelt; but before the time came for its fulfillment, the Saints of God had been driven out of the State of Missouri into the State of