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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  • Page 25

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

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    And it was inconvenient for me to stay to take care of him in consequ ence of having a teem [of animals] to see to. And by request of Brother Hitchcock Brother Seth Ingols remained to take care of him. I left the camp grou nd and traveled about 7 miles to Brother Lawery's [Printed between lines of cursive text] in Company with Elder Holmes who spent the summer with me at Elder L Wights house and remained with him for several ...
  • Page 26

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

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    July 1st 1834 with him through the season as he had taken a job to make one hundred thousand of brick and to build a dw elling house out of the same for Mr Michael Arthur, which made labour for many of the brethren I commenced labouring at Brother Wight's about the first of July I found many great and glorious privil eges here as it was the place appointed for the meeting of the high Council & also the Elders Council and Courts to tra nsact all their ...
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    July 1, 1834
  • Page 27

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

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    On points of the gospel. And in fine those councils which God hath app ointed in these last days are in the first degree the most instructive and inter esting to the honest enquirer after truth light and intelligence that this generation of the human family hath access to. I continued to labour with a number of my Brethren at Brother Wight's through the summer and fall. We had preaching occasionally through the summer from persons who were appointed by the council to teach. And seperate from those meetings the branch of the Church by ...
  • Page 28

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

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    November 5th 1834 Brother Lyman Wight called a vote to recommend Brother Stephen Winch ester, Heman T Hide and myself to the high council for ordination it was a full vote and at the next meeting of the high council we were recommended by Lyman Wight, Amasa Lyman Elias Higby and Zebedee Colton all high priests to the council and there was a vote taken and carried by the high council to ordain us priests. And Brother ...
    Dates:
    November 5, 1834
  • Page 34

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

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    Jan 13th 1835 I have now arranged my business and are prepared to go forth into the world to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and on this 13th day of Jan I receieved a recommend which reads as follows. Liberty Clay Co. Ma. January the 13 1835. This Certifies that Willford Woodruff has faithfully discharged evry duty required of him in the Camp of the Saints in Journ[ey]ing from Kirtland to this place has been very faithful in the discharge of his duty Since his Arrival here ...
    Dates:
    January 13, 1835
  • Page 35

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

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    Jan 13th 1835 On the 13th of Jan 1835 I left Brother Lyman Wights in company with my Beloved Brother Henry Brown to go forth to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ without purse or scrip to the people in the South. May God grant us wisdom and make us meet for our Masters use and assist us to rightly divide the word of truth and render to evry man their portion of meet in due season that our garments may be clean of the Blood of this generation ...
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    January 13, 1835
  • Page 176

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

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    the principle in toto [total] & warned those present against going into those evils, for they would shurely bring a course Curse upon their heads after meeting Joseph Smith met with the Twelve & informed us that General Fryeson was in town & wished an interview with us he had come for the purpose of getting a memorial written to congress but it was late & we had not time during the evening so we dispersed November 26, 1843 ~ Sunday 26
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    November 26, 1843 November 27, 1843 November 28, 1843 November 30, 1843 December 1, 1843
  • Page 119

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

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    December 7, 1841 ~ Tuesday Dec 7th I spent most of my time in the Store but in the evening I attended meeting & herd a discourse deliverd by Lyman Wight who declaired some most stirling truths concerning the building of the Temple & the Nauvoo House if the Saints did not do it they would be rejected as a Church with their dead saith the Lord we should again be driven &c he spoke in truth & ...
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    December 7, 1841 December 8, 1841 December 9, 1841 December 11, 1841 December 12, 1841 December 13, 1841 December 14, 1841 December 15, 1841 December 16, 1841 December 17, 1841 December 18, 1841
  • Page 69

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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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
  • Page 72

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. and Missouri, and returned to Illinois. We had accomplished the mission without a dog moving his tongue at us, or any man saying, "Why do you do so?" We crossed the Mississippi river on the steam ferry, entered Quincy on the 2nd of May, and all had the joy of reaching our families once more in peace and safety. There was an incident connected with our journey that is worthy of record. While we were on ...
    Dates:
    May 2, 1839 May 3, 1839 May 4, 1839 May 5, 1839