Lyman Wight

Lyman Wight (1796-1858) was born 9 May 1796 in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. He was the son of Levi Wight Jr. and Sarah Corbin. He married Harriet Benton on 5 Jan. 1823. He was baptized 14 Nov. 1830. He and Wilford Woodruff were part of Zion's Camp, Nauvoo City Council, and the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge. He died 31 Mar. 1858 in Dexter, Medina Co., Texas.

Footnotes

Lyman Wight (KWJR-TLX), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Lyman Wight, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/lyman-wight, accessed 9 Feb. 2022). Lyman Wight, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/lyman-wight, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    Mountiain Valley, Aug 24th 1857. Br Willord Woodruff. Dear Sir, I received your favor on the 12th inst dated July 1st 1857. you may be assured it was well received it being the first I have received from any of the twelve for the last 12 years. I had come to the conclusion that they had become so far advanced in the order of the kingdom and become so popular in temperal things that they had entirely forgotten that such an uncouth ...
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    August 24, 1857
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    faith, had but just got out of hearing before I was accused from the stand by who would be big of beging the mission of Br Joseph who to passify me gave his consent and that I run away from Nauvoo to get rid of fighting and that he could chase me all over Nauvoo with a plug of tobacco, I acknowlege I am afraid of tobacco but should have no fear of the person for I believe he was to lazy to have chased me all over Nauvoo, he pitched ...
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    to it, at this time the mob was very busy in unroofing houses in different branches, had unroofed 13 in the Whitmer branch and we suposed, was going to attackedt a branch on the big road we had sent off all of our men except Br E Higbee and myself to help that branch, we soon after received a message enforming us that the mob had taken a tact and ware comeing in on our branch, it is true we ware somewhat at a loss to know what to do but to ...
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    While in Nauvoo I was ordained one of the committee to build the Nauvoo house, one of the twelve, and one of the fifties, Father Smith in my patriarckical blessing pronounced me to be of the lineage of Joseph who was sold into Egypt, mixture of blood, Simeon Carter done the same which washing my feet in the house of ^the Lord^ Joseph ...
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    I cannot help reflecting upon by gone times when I hear of the enemys surrounding you. When the enemy was prowling around Jackson Co I was ever called upon to take the lead in quelling insurrections and when Barukale called upon the strength of the Lords house and 200 men turned out I was ordered to take the command of the same and done so. And again when the mob militia infested Far West they sent 35 mile for me in the dead of the night by this ...
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    P.S. I like to have forgotten your requst concerning Willian E McLellan when the Elders went up to Mo he became convicted under the preaching of David Whitmer and Harvey Whitlock and followed them from one of the middle counties and rarrived in jackson Co a few days after they did Hyrum Smith arrived about the same time he convinced and baptized him on the 27th of Aug 1837 in a small stream about 10 ...
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    Lyman Wight son of Levi Wight and Sarah Corbon was bonrn the 9th of May 1796 in the township of Fairfield, Herkimer Co, NY. The commencement of the Wights in the US ware from two brothers emigrating from the Isle of Wight one landed in Mass and the other Virginia. Levi Wight who landed in Salem Mass settlaed in Leister. The other one we have known ^nothing^ of ...
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    moved 12 miles east into Montgomery County bought a farm and settled and here I lived till I was 18 years old. There are but ^few^ instances in the early past of my life that would be interesting, my paretns ware very strenuous believers in the Universalian doctrine, strictly moral and perfectly honest, and if I have any immorality about me it is not chargable to my parents I was strictly taught to rise above all degredation and never to aspire to any thing that was above my ...
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    be spoken at all times it was not known that I was old enough to go for my self till I had hired out for $36 amonth and was half way to Sacketts Harbor again. I here served three months received an honerable discharge and got home with over $100. I now concluded that I was man enough to look out a better country than the one we lived in accordingly in Dec I shouldered my knapsack and traveled westward 170 miles and stoped in Henrietta 6 miles north of
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    entered into covenant to make our interests one as anciently. I in conformity to ^this^ covenant moved the next Feb to Kirtland into the house with Br Morley we commenced our labors together in great peace and union, we ware soon joined by eight other families our labors ware united both in farming and mechanism all of which was prosecuted with great vigor we truly began to feel as if the Millenium ^was^ close at hand every thing moved smothly on till about the first of Nov about ...