Orson Spencer

Orson Spencer (1802-1855) was born 14 Mar. 1802 in West Stockbridge, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of Daniel Spencer and Chloe Wilson. He married Catherine Curtis on 13 Apr. 1830. He was baptized in May 1841. He served with Wilford Woodruff in church and community positions from 1841 to 1855. He died 15 Oct. 1855 in St. Louis, St Louis Co., Missouri.

Footnotes

Orson Spencer (KWJT-J6R), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Orson Spencer, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/orson-spencer, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Orson Spencer, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/orson-spencer, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 98

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    Americans Retreated & a part of them surren- dered it was near Chadds ford saw whare Gen Washington led away the remainder of the army August 16, 1843 ~ Wednesday 16th In company with Elder Moore I rode to Br John Neff's in Strasburgh Lancaster Co Pa & spent the night with him found him strong in the faith & manifested a disposition to do the will of God to sell his property & go to
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    August 16, 1843 August 17, 1843 August 18, 1843 August 19, 1843
  • Page 224

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    March 24, 1844 ~ Sunday 24th March Sunday I met with the saints at the Temple when I arived President Joseph Smith was speaking the following is the substa- nce of what I herd him say I have been informed by two gentleman that a conspiricy is got up in this place for the purpose of taking the life of President Joseph Smith his family and all the Smith family, the heads of the Church, one of the gentleman will give his name to the public & the other wishes it to be hid ...
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    March 24, 1844
  • Page 177

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    December 2, 1843 ~ Saturday [FIGURES] Dec 2nd 1843 Seventh Day morning I felt quite unwell yet I met with the quorum & conversed upon a variety of subjects among which were the progress of the work of God & the emegration of the Saints, the light blessings & glory that awaiteth Zion & the blessings that approach those who keep the Law of God. Truth & virtue will bring exhaltation to the soul in the security of knowledge while Bigotry & superstition will Join vice in debasing ...
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    December 2, 1843 December 3, 1843
  • Page 139

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

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    August 17, 1856 ~ Sunday 17th Sunday I spent the fore noon at home & afternoon at meeting & evening in the prayer Circle. President Young preached in the morning in a vary Edifying manner & Phileman Merrill & S. Woolley in the afternoon in a vary spirited manner August 18, 1856 ~ Monday 18th I called upon President Young in the morning made some inquiries about his trip to Farmington on Saturday. Presidents Young & ...
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    August 17, 1856 August 18, 1856 August 19, 1856 August 20, 1856 August 21, 1856 August 22, 1856
  • Page 91

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

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    November 26, 1855 ~ Monday 26th I had my Hogs killed to day I spent most of my time in writing November 27, 1855 ~ Tuesday 27 The Eastern mail got in last night I got 10 Numbers of the Mormon ^[FIGURE] I wrote 4 letters to Tooele^ the Mail Brought news of the fall of Sebastopol the southern part of the city was taken by the Allies the Russians built blew up their magazenes sunk their ships & set fire to the city as they retreated the ...
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    November 26, 1855 November 27, 1855 November 28, 1855 November 29, 1855 November 30, 1855 December 1, 1855 December 2, 1855 December 3, 1855 December 4, 1855 December 5, 1855 December 6, 1855
  • Page 54

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

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    February 2, 1855 ~ Friday Feb 2nd I visited Brother Pulsipher & family in the afternoon & attended the grammar school in the evening February 3, 1855 ~ Saturday [FIGURES] I spent most of the day at home but at 6 oclok in the evening I Attended the Universal sccientific Association it received its organization this evening the following persons were Appointed the board of the society Wilford Woodruff President. John Taylor Orson Spencer Ezra T. Benson
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    February 2, 1855 February 3, 1855 February 4, 1855
  • Page 22

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

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    who also spoke well PM. Elder O Hyde Addressed the meeting in the afternoon was followed by G A Smith & President Young concerning the indian war Waker &c much good instruction was given. Conference adjourned till to morrow 10 oclock Their was preaching during the evening at the Tabernacle By the High Priests quorum the meeting was Addressed by Bishop Petegrew Phineas Young, Gifford Haywood John Neff ...
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    April 7, 1854 April 8, 1854
  • Page 37

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

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    with hism it continued till midnight when we all returned to our homes June 13, 1854 ~ Tuesday 123 I went to mill & spent the remainder of the day in my garden President Young preached an interesting discourse upon the subject of family government D Watt reported June 14, 1854 ~ Wednesday 14 [FIGURE] we had a hard rain storm through this day and [FIGURE] a great deal of Heavy hail fell one child was drowned & another nearly killed a cloud broak ...
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    June 13, 1854 June 14, 1854 June 15, 1854 June 16, 1854 June 17, 1854 June 18, 1854 June 19, 1854 June 20, 1854 June 24, 1854
  • Page 184

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    January 9, 1849 ~ Tuesday 9th [FIGURE] I recieved 3 Letters from O. Spencer Dan Jones & W. I. Appleby And one from Robert Windley All contained good news capt Dan Jones expresses his feelings in warm terms concerning my letters to him And says he feels incouraged to go ahead in the name of the Lord says he has raised up a Branch at Myrtha the Mother Branch of Britain, over 800 members. And the sum total He ...
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    January 9, 1849
  • Page 196

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    February 26, 1849 ~ Sunday *256th [FIGURES] I wrote A letter to President Young & council concerning introducing school Books into the valley I sent them 13 school Books as A present from Sanborn & Carter of Portland Maine for their exhamination. I expressed my feelings upon the subject. I Also recieved A letter from Br Wm Maxfield of Wilmot Creek N. B. February 25, 1849 ~ ...
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    February 25, 1849 February 26, 1849 February 27, 1849 February 28, 1849 March 1, 1849