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 17

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    CAMP OF ZION STARTS. It was the 26th of April, 1834, that I was first introduced to Elders Brigham Young and H. C. Kimball. When I met Brother Brigham, he had his hands full of butcher knives; he gave me one, and told me to go and put a good handle on it, which I did. I also had a good sword, which Brother Joseph wanted, and I gave it to him. He carried it all the way in Zion's camp to
    Dates:
    April 26, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 6, 1834 May 7, 1834
  • Page 19

    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    REWARD OF SELFISHNESS. business and went to work, cleaning out the room, and imme- diately spread down our blankets, so as to hold a right to the room. It was but a short time afterwards that our brethren, who were attacked by cholera, were brought in and laid upon our beds. None of us ever used those blankets again, for they were buried with the dead. So we gained nothing but expe- rience by being selfish, and we lost our bedding. I will exhort all my young friends to not cherish selfishness; but ...
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    Part of Leaves From My Journal

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    LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. Heman Hyde. We spent the summer together, laboring hard, cutting wheat, quarrying rock, making brick, or anything else we could find to do. In the fall I had a desire to go and preach the gospel. I knew the gospel which the Lord had revealed to Joseph Smith was true, and of such great value that I wanted to tell it to the people who had not heard it. It was so good and plain, it seemed to me I could make the people believe it. ...
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    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 8 March 1840

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    oppen their way, brother Young has been verry sick on his way— brother Kimbal was in the state of N.Y. some where but do not know where— brother J. Page is near Lima preaching— has baptized 8 or 10 O. Pratt was expecting to start for England as soon as he has company the last that I heard of him— Brother L. White called here a few days since says that he thinks of ...
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 6 October 1840

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    came from a distance, we had a address from our prophet after which it was voted that Kirtland should be built up and three ^one^ man was appointed to preside over it I think they ^it^ was brother Almon Babbit father Granger & brother Higby —then it was motioned that a committee be appointed and commissioned to appoint & lay up stakes for the gathering ^from Commerce to Kirtland.^— Hiram Smith Lyman Whight ...
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 3 June 1840

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    home it will be so much less care & trouble than it will be to see to your own wood water &c. this is simply my present feeling upon the subject, Remember me with gratitude to Brother Clark. & tell him for me that if he feels willing to lend you the hand of assistance in this your time of need & let you tarry with him untill my return, that he shall not loose his reward & he shall have my prayers & Blessing & the Blessing of God shall rest upon him & his children ...
  • Page 1

    Part of Autobiography 1858 Deseret News

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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 18. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1858. VOL. VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) IN tracing the history of my fathers, I find it difficult to obtain a satisfactory account of the Woodruff family for more than three gen- erations. My great grandfather, Josiah Woodruff, lived nearly one hundred years, and possessed an iron constitution and performed a great amount of manual labor nearly up ...
    Dates:
    November 11, 1778 July 31, 1792 November 29, 1801 November 29, 1802 December 22, 1804 March 1, 1807 March 1, 1807 June 11, 1808 November 9, 1810 November 29, 1811 March 11, 1814 March 12, 1816 June 1, 1816 June 19, 1818 March 22, 1820 June 19, 1821 November 25, 1827 December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834 April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834 November 5, 1834 January 13, 1835 January 18, 1835 January 19, 1835 July 1, 1838 October 18, 1838 August 4, 1841
  • Page 131

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    June 21, 1856 ~ Saturday 21st I spent most of the day at home I was vary weary through the day June 22, 1856 ~ Sunday 22nd Sunday I spent the fore part of the day at home. Joseph Young preached in the forenoon followed by H. C. Kimball. President B [FIGURE] Young Preached in the afternoon one of the most interesting sermons containing the most interesting information light, truth & knowledge ever revealed by God through any Apostle ...
    Dates:
    June 21, 1856 June 22, 1856 June 23, 1856 June 24, 1856
  • Page 4

    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    Elder, and a small Branch organized of twelve members, by Elder Pulsi- pher. In February following, in company with Elder Holton, I walked some sixty miles to the town of Fabius, to attend an evening meeting of the Saints in that place, where Elder Pul- sipher was presiding. I saw the book of commandments or revelations given through Joseph Smith, and I believed them with all my heart, and rejoiced therein; and after spending several days, and holding several ...
    Dates:
    February 1, 1834 April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834 November 5, 1834
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    Part of Autobiography 1865 Millennial Star

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    according to the law of God. He answered, that he had not faith enough to start on a mission through Jackson county without money, and if I did it, I must do it on my own faith. I felt strenuous to keep the commandments, so I started without money. I called upon Elder Harry Brown, and asked him to accompany me; he consented, and Bishop Partridge appointed him to go with me. Jan. 13, 1835—I received an honor- able discharge ...
    Dates:
    January 13, 1835