Moses Franklin Farnsworth

Moses Franklin Farnsworth (1834-1906) was born 5 Feb. 1834 in Edinburgh, Johnson Co., Indiana. He was the son of Reuben Farnsworth and Mary Laymon. He married Elizabeth Jane Stewart on 26 Feb. 1857 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 9 May 1854. He was a recorder in the St. George Temple and the Manti Temple which brought him into regular contact with Wilford Woodruff from 1877 to 1898. He died 25 Feb. 1906 in Manti, Sanpete Co., Utah.

Footnotes

Moses Franklin Farnsworth (KW8X-TZ7), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 1 Apr. 2022). Moses Franklin Farnsworth, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/moses-franklin-farnsworth, accessed 1 Apr. 2022). “Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 1 Apr. 2022); Moses Franklin Farnsworth, 25 Feb. 1906, Manti, Sanpete Co., Utah, certificate 46, series 81448; Utah State Archives Research Center, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; DGS 2229076. "Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959 / Book A, 1860 April 25-1894 April 27,” entry for Moses Franklin Farnsworth, p. 3, image 9/160, CR 301 22; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 2 Apr. 2022).

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  • Page 208

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    September 21, 1869 ~ Tuesday [FIGURE] Sept 21, 1869 We met in the New Meeting House for the purpose of Dedicating it D. H. Wells offered the Dedication Prayer G A Smith spoke 50 Minutes Presidt Yo[un]g spoke 55 Minutes we then dined & drove over the Mountains to L Hardies & took supper & waited for the Moom to rise then drove to Salt Lake City I stoped at the farm distance 45 Miles September ...
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    September 21, 1869 September 22, 1869 September 23, 1869 September 24, 1869 September 25, 1869 September 26, 1869
  • Page 305

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    February 20, 1878 ~ Wednesday Feb 20 1878 I presided in the Temple and officiated as El we [FIGURES] gave Endowments to 244 the most Ever given I had 20 female & 5 Males got Endowments for my Dead, it being Brother MCAllisters Birth day. He had 34 Males and 72 Femals got Endowments for his dead ^106^. I took through the veil some 30 person, 90 Elders were ordained, 32 sealings there were 16 children sealed to parents WW sealed 4 children February ...
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    February 20, 1878 February 21, 1878 February 22, 1878 February 23, 1878 February 24, 1878 February 25, 1878 February 26, 1878
  • Page 307

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 1, 1878 Thomas Alfred Jeffrey, Mary Ann Hibbitt Jeffrey, Allice Jeffrey Pendleton, John Jeffrey (dead) Jane Jeffrey Green (dead) all Adopted to Wilford Woodruff, and Mary Crock Woodruff. we had a vary interesting day the spirit of the Lord reigned in the House. I spent the Evening in company with Brothers J. D. T. McAllister, Bleake & Nixon, and had a pleasant Evening March 2 ...
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    March 2, 1878 March 3, 1878 March 4, 1878 March 5, 1878 March 6, 1878 March 7, 1878
  • Page 309

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 9, 1878 Bishop Sextus E Johnson of Johnson ward, Bishop B H M Johnson of Mount Carmel ward, Bishop James Leathhead of Glendale, Bishop Chamberlain of Orderville All made a report of their wards. Orderville had 124 scholars in thereir day school & 200 in their sunday school Bishop Wm Johnson made a report of Kanab, W Woodruff spoke 30 Minutes got Telegram from St George. Afternoon ...
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    March 10, 1878 March 11, 1878 March 12, 1878
  • Page 314

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    March 31, 1878 ~ Sunday March 31, 1878 Sunday I went to the sabbath school in the morning I addressed them followed by Miss Cook. Then went to the Meeting house at 11 oclok had a full house. E Snow spoke 68 minuts W Woodruff 45 M[inutes], O Hyde 20 Bishop Peterson 5 M[inutes] We rode to Moroni & held a Meeting E Snow spoke 60 M[inutes] W Woodruff 40 M[inutes]. much of the spirit of the Lord rested upon us ...
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    March 31, 1878 April 1, 1878 April 2, 1878 April 3, 1878 April 4, 1878 April 5, 1878
  • Page 324

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    May 20th 1878 F D Richards 16, L W Hardy 15 M[inutes] R. T. Burton 16, L J Nuttall 10, George Teasdale 6 M[inutes] J Taylor 15 M[inutes] ^I went to Nephi.^ May 21, 1878 ~ Tuesday 21. I took waggon & Rode to york 16 Mils and cars to S L City 75 M[iles] May 22, 1878 ~ Wednesday 22nd [FIGURE] I ...
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    May 21, 1878 May 22, 1878 May 23, 1878 May 24, 1878 May 25, 1878 May 26, 1878 May 27, 1878 May 28, 1878 May 29, 1878 May 30, 1878 May 31, 1878
  • Page 384

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    14 Feb 27, 1879 the redemption of the world And his Apostles followed his Example for the word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. And Joseph Smith has proved to the Heaven & Earth To God Angels and Men that He would abide in his Covenant Even unto Death And none of us will ever be called to do any thing more. Any of us would certainly be ashamed to deny the faith to accomodate our Enemies then meet the Prophets and Apostles in the spirit world. May God forbid that ...
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    February 27, 1879 February 28, 1879
  • Page 389

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    Can you forget when first you Salt Lak^e^ saw Your hopes ran high— your bosom heaved with awe The Prophet Brigham in your carriage lay You loved him well, You'll not forget the day x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x We grew and prospered in these desert lands We sought and strove to keep the Lords commands Unnumbered blessings to the saints were given Shower'd by the beounteous hand of Heaven Again our foes relentless— sought us out ...
  • Page 402

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    April 30, 1879 ~ Wednesday Aprill 30, 1879 ^[FIGURES]^ I wrote 13 Letters to Bleak, McAllister, Farnsworth D H Cannon, Julia Spencer 2 to Wilford, Nuttall 2 to Jaques Elias Smith & B Young May 1, 1879 ~ Thursday May 1. I wrote 4 Letters to Phebe, Susan, Eugenia & Robert ...
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    April 30, 1879 May 1, 1879 May 2, 1879 May 3, 1879 May 4, 1879
  • Page 414

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    June 20, 1879 ~ Friday June 20, 1879 ^[FIGURES]^ I received 6 letters from Jaques, Emma, Nellie, Clara Owen & a long letter from Bulah & J G Bleak I wrote 4 letter to Br Bleak, McAllister, Farnsworth and L.Y.. I had a Dream in the night we were going on a Journey some where and President Brigham Young ...
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    June 20, 1879 June 21, 1879 June 22, 1879 June 23, 1879 June 24, 1879 June 25, 1879