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 History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    but he said he could not do it. Peter Whitmer Jr., Simeon Carter, Newel Knight, Parley P. Pratt, Christian Whit- mer and Solomon Hancock were called and chosen and it was appointed unto them to receive their endowments in Kirtland with power from on high to assist in gathering up the strength of the Lord's House, and to preach the everlasting Gospel. Thomas B. Marsh was called and ...
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    ed and was immediately mounted on a hard riding horse, rode 15 miles and came to me. The last days of June I spent with my old Jackson County friends in the western part of Clay County. July 1, 1834 ~ Tuesday On the first of July Jesse J. Smith died. I crossed the Missouri River in company with a few friends into Jackson County, to set my feet once more on the "goodly land;" ...
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    July 1, 1834 July 2, 1834
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    the Mormons shall enter that county to re- side until the money is paid. The damages that we have sustained in consequence of being driven away, shall also be left to the above twelve men; or they may all live in the county if they choose and we will never molest them if they will let us alone and permit us to enjoy our rights. We want to live in peace with all men; and equal rights is all we ask. We wish to become permanent citizens of this state and wish to bear ...
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    To John Lincoln, Geo. R. Morehead } John Sconce, James H. Long, James Collins } July 3, 1834 ~ Thursday On the 3rd of July the High Priests of Zion assembled in the yard of Colonel Arthur's where Lyman Wight lived, in Clay County, and I pro- ceeded to organize a High Council agreeable to the revelation and pattern given at Kirtland, for the purpose of settling important business that ...
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    July 3, 1834
  • Page 94

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    who had traveled in the Camp with me, and such others as desired information, until the 7th when the Council assembled according to ad- journment at the house of Elder Lyman Wight, present fifteen High Priests, eight elders, four Priests, eight Teachers, three deacons and - - members. After singing and prayer, I gave the Council such instructions in relation to their high cal- ling, as would enable them to proceed to min- ister in their office, agreeable to the pattern here- tofore given; read the revelation on the subject ...
    Dates:
    July 7, 1834
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    which resulted as follows, namely: Simeon Carter No. 1 Parley P. Pratt No. 2 William McLellin " 3 Calvin Beebe " 4 Levi Jackman " 5 Solomon Hancock " 6 Christian Whitmer " 7 Newel Knight " 8 Orson Pratt " 9 Lyman Wight " 10 Thomas B. Marsh " 11 John Murdock " 12 Father Whitmer came forward and blessed ...
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    Missouri, United States} July 1834.} (Signed) W. W. Phelps. David Whitmer John Whitmer. Edward Partridge John Corrill Isaac Morley Parley P. Pratt. Lyman Wight Newel Knight Thomas B. Marsh Simeon Carter Calvin Bebee. [rest of page blank] ...
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    as soon as possible, that we may know whether we can have the arms upon said order, or not, also when. Send where we can receive them and we will appoint an agent to receive and receipt the same. Be assured that we do not wish to obtain them from any hostile inten- tions, but merely because the right of property is ours. If I remember right, there is one gun and a sword more then the order clalls for. John Corrill." There followed a copy of the Governor's order, similar ...
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    July 12, 1834 July 31, 1834
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    should lift up his voice in the con gregations in the eastern country in preparing the Churches to keep the commandments which I have given unto them concerning the restorat- ion & redemption of Zion. It is my will that my servent parly & my servant Lyman should not retu rn to the land of their brethren un till they have obtained companies to go up unto the land of Zion by tens, or twenties or by fifties or by hundreds, untill they have obt- ained unto the number of five ...
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    the midst of my people and or- ganize my kingdom upon the consecrated land and establish the children of Zion apccording to the laws and commandments which have been given and which shall be given unto you all victory and glory is brought to pass unto you through your dil- igence faithfulness and prayers of faith. Let my servant Parley journey with my servant Joseph let my servant Lyman journey with my servant Sidney let my servant Hiram journey with my servant