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 to Parley P. Pratt, 12 June 1842

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    about 2000, the female Releaf Society Nos about 500 the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge, about 300, all vary active in their sphere, I think you would Hardly know Nauvoo was you to come into it the prairies are ploughed fenced & planted for miles around Nauvoo their is considerable excitement though the state about our voting in the coming election President Rigdon runs for our Senator it is not yet decided who will run for our representatives. Mormonism is making quite a noise through the world whare it is known ...
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    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 13 January 1841

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    July 24th I received A letter from Mother & Eunice Woodruff. 25th I wrote a letter to Bishop Ripley. July 29th I wrote a Letter to Phebe, which I sent by the hand of Sister Jane Benbow, wife of John Benbow, the first family that Recieved me & my testimony in Herefordshire. I Baptized the whole household 10 in number. He was a large farmer cultivated 600 acres of Land, he sold ...
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    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    The history and travels of Zions Camp, led by the prophet Joseph Smith from Kirtland Ohio to Clay County Missouri in the Spring of 1834. Written by Wilford Woodruff Assistant Historian, who was a member of Zions Camp The Saints of God were driven from Jackson County into Clay County about the 13th of November 1833 on which night were the signs in the Heavens of the falling of the Stars, see History of the Church, Millennial Star Vol. 18 Page 583 ...
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    November 13, 1833
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    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    his wife lay beside a log in the woods with a child three days old with nothing to eat, but he was ready to go under these strange circumstances. The services of the two volunters were accepted, and the Lord opened the way for both of them to get a horse, saddle, bridle, and outfit to prepare for this tedious journey of one thousand miles in the depth of Winter, on horseback to visit the Prophet Joseph at Kirtland, Ohio. On their arrival there, arrival and laying their situation ...
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    February 28, 1834
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    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    One night we camped in the middle of a prairie without water; one man took a spade and said, ["]Who knows but I can find water here." and dug a small hole, which soon filled with good water; when the brotherin saw this, they said it was as much a miracle as for Moses to bring water out of the rock June 8, 1834 ~ Sunday Sunday the 8th. We were joined by my brother Hiram Smith and Lyman Wight with another company, who ...
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    June 8, 1834
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    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    now numbered two hundred and five men, all armed and equiped as the law directs; it was delightful to see the companies, for they were all young men, except one company whom we called the Silver Grays, and who ate at my table. We were all in good spirits, and were taught the sworde exercise by brother Willam Cherry (who was a native of Ireland) an expert drill master, who had been in the British dragoon service for upwords of twenty years, and deservs much credit for his unwearied exertions ^in^ ...
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    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    captain of the second, and Gorge A. Smith my armor bearer, F. G. Willams quarter master, Z. Snow commissary, Nathan Tanner assistant, Sylvester Smith adjutant, the remainder of the camp was organized into companies of ten. While at Salt River General Wight marsheled the camp on the prairie and inspected our fire locks ordered the discharge of the same at targets by plat- toons, drilled us half a day, and about this ...
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    June 4, 1834
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    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    feeling and prejudice that exhisted against us in Missouri in all quarters, but it gave us great satisfaction to receive intellagence from him of the union and good feelings that prevailed among the brotherin; as we were in perrils and threatened all the while we were muched troubled to get provissions, and had to live on corn meal principly, and was glad to get that. Here Dean Gould was baptized by Lyman Wight. June 16, 1834 ~ Monday Monday 16th, Traveled too ...
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    June 16, 1834
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    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    the prairie 8 or 10 miles. My brother Hy- rum said he knew in the name of the Lord that it was best to go on to the prairie, and as he was my elder brother, I thought best to heed his coun- sel though some were murmuring in the camp. We accordingly started. When Ly- man Wight crossed the river he disap- proved of our moving onto the prairie, upon which Sylvester Smith placed him- self in the road, turned back ...
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    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    my counsel, and told Lyman Wight never to do so again. He promised to stand by me forever and never forsake me again let the consequences be what it would; but Sylvester Smith manifested very refractory feelings. June 18, 1834 ~ Wednesday Wednesday 18th. As Hyrum Stratton and his companions were taking up their blankets this morning, they discovered two prairie rattlesnakes quietly sleeping under them which they carefully car- ried out of the camp. This day my health was so poor ...
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    June 18, 1834