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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    in journeying from Kirtland Ohio to this place has been very faithful in the discharge of his duty since his arival here both temporally and spiritually is strong in the faith of the Latter Day Saints and worthy of his calling He is recommended by the Church in this place to any branch where providence may call him. Lyman Wight)) 2nd Page 10 We were very kindly received & entertained for the remainder of the night by Mr Jerew the French trader. He had an
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    January 24, 1835
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    : we had a precious time. He was upon an important mission to gather up a company to go up to redeem Zion. I accompanied brother Pratt to Jefferson Co., ^&^ I told him my circumstances; he said it was my duty to prepare myself to go to Kirtland, and join the camp of Zion. I immediately went to work with all my might and settled my business. ¶ April 11, 1834, I ^with my^ biad^e^ my friends farewell, and took a ...
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    following winter. I had a great desire to t^pr^each the Gospel, which I did not reveal to any person ^name to my brethren^, but one Sunday evening I retired into the woods alone, and called upon the Lord in earnest prayer to open my way to go and preach the Gospel to the inhabitants of the Earth; the spirit of the Lord rested upon me and bore witness unto me that my prayer was heard, and should be answered. I walked arose from my knees happy, and walked some forty rods
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    Wight, I certifying that I had faithfully performed my duties in Zions' camp. I took my On this day I took my valise in hand, weighing 15 lbs., mostly books of Mormon, and started in company with Elder Harry Brown, we ^&^ crossed the river into Jackson Co., and bowed our knees felt thankful. to God; we bowed our knees, and prayed that God "might protect us from the mob while going through the country, and that His judgements might ...
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    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1838-1840 Notes

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    liberated through the blessings of God from his enemies & prison and passed us not far distant from each other without either party knowing it, they making their way for their families in Illinois while we were making our way to Far West into the hands ^midst^ of our enemies so they arrived home to their families & friends before our return. May 3rd was a very interesting day to me as well as others. In company with 5five others of the Quorum of the ...
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    May 3, 1839
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    Part of Autobiography Leaves from my Journal 1839-1840 Notes

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    God rested upon the congregation At the April Conference there were 275 ordained to the office ^under the hands^ of Elders, Brigham Young, Heber C Kimball, Orson Pratt, Lyman Wight, Willard Richards, George A Smith and Wilford Woodruff. offi While these ordinations were going on Elder John Taylor was in the stand delivering a discourse to the multitude, while others of the Elders were baptizing and confirming at the
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    Part of Autobiography Notes 1892 Deseret News

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    OFFICE OF The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints P. O. Box, B. Salt Lake City, Utah. [blank] 189_ untill the 13th of Jan., 1835, when I left Lyman Wight's, in company with Harry Brown, to go on a Mission to the Southern States. We passed through Jackson Co.^unty^ Mo.^issouri^ and through Arkansas, and from Little Rock to Memphis Memphis, Tennessee. I spent ...
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    January 13, 1835
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    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. [Column 1] Zion's Camp to Missouri, and we had passed through all the trials of that jour- ney, and had buried a number of our brethren, as recorded in history, the Prophet called the Camp together, and organized the Church in Zion, and gave much good counsel to all. He advised all the young men, who had no families, to stay in Missouri, and not return to Kirtland. Not having any family, I stopped with ...
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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. [Column 1] CHAPTER II. ORDAINED TO THE APOSTLESHIP—MY MIS- SION TO ENGLAND. Joseph Smith, the Prophet, asked the Lord what His will was concerning the Twelve, and the Lord answered in a revelation, given July 8th, 1838, in which He says: "Let them take leave of my Saints in the city Far West, on the 26th day of April next, on the building spot of my house, saith the Lord. Let my servant ...
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    July 8, 1838 April 26, 1839
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    Part of Autobiography Tullidge's Quarterly Magazine 1883-84

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    TULLIDGE'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE. [Column 1] requirement of the revelation, on the 18th of April, 1839, I took into my wagon Brigham Young and Orson Pratt: and Father Cutler took into his wagon John Taylor and George A. Smith, and we started for Far West. On the way we met John E. Page, who was going with his family to Quincy, Illinois. His wagon had turned over, ...
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    April 18, 1839 April 25, 1839 April 26, 1839 May 2, 1839 May 3, 1839