Parley Parker Pratt

Parley Parker Pratt (1807-1857) was born 12 Apr. 1807 in Burlington, Otsego Co., New York. He was the son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson. He married Thankful Halsey on 9 Sep. 1827. He was baptized 1 Sep. 1830. He served alongside Wilford Woodruff as an Apostle. He died 13 May 1857 in Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas.

Footnotes

Parley Parker Pratt (KWNT-GX2), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Parley Parker Pratt, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/parley-parker-pratt, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Parley Parker Pratt, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/parley-parker-pratt, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 448

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

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    In the Afternoon Orson Hyde preached unto the edefication of the people the Mail came in last night [FIGURE] I Received 3 letters from Ilus Aphek L Woodruff & Dr Bernhisel. the president Received letters from many of the Elders who bring good News. War is also proclaimed between Russia & Turkey December 5, 1853 ~ Monday to December 7, 1853 ~ Wednesday 5, 6, 7 I spent the time at home choreing & studying ...
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    December 5, 1853 December 7, 1853 December 8, 1853 December 10, 1853 December 11, 1853 December 12, 1853 December 13, 1853 December 14, 1853 December 16, 1853 December 18, 1853 December 19, 1853 December 23, 1853 December 25, 1853 December 26, 1853 December 27, 1853
  • Page 449

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

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    December 29, 1853 ~ Thursday 29th I spent the day in the Legislature December 30, 1853 ~ Friday 30 I spent the day writing P P Pratts speech December 31, 1853 ~ Saturday 31st F. D. Richards Addressed the young people & children at 11 oclock they again at 3 oclok for a social party to dance I met with them & addressed them in the evening they had a pleasant time this is the last day in the year of 1853. ...
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    December 29, 1853 December 30, 1853 December 31, 1853
  • Page 101

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

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    September 1, 1847 ~ Wednesday Sept 1st One half of the horses of the Camp were missing we thought they were stolen by the snake Indians who were at Bridgers the night before but after long searching we found them, & went on our journey, & travled 15 miles & camped on the bank of a creek we travled in the afternoon 18 miles & camped on Hams fork distance of the day (excellent grass) 33 mi September 2, 1847 ~ Thursday 2nd travled to ...
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    September 1, 1847 September 2, 1847 September 3, 1847 September 4, 1847
  • Page 102

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

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    [page torn] [o]f any one of the quorum of the Twelve to show them their error & teach them what was right, & should the majority of those coun- cils get corrupt & try to lead asstray the people it would then be the duty of any one of the Twelve to disannul those councils & call upon the people to sustain him & appoint a new one but while the Councils are trying to do right it would be the duty of the Twelve who might be with them to assist them in carrying ...
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    September 5, 1847 September 6, 1847
  • Page 103

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

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    September 7, 1847 ~ Tuesday 7th The Camps were all busy this morning in preparing to leave I saw my oxen that father and Armstrong has my Durham ox was failing fast the rest looked as though they would stand it through well. I left the Knealy Horse with Br Smoot & the Benbow Horse with Thomas Benbow. Br Porter wished me to keep his horse & bring him on in the spring. Br Dewey wished me ...
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    September 7, 1847 September 8, 1847 September 9, 1847
  • Page 143

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

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    April 6, 1848 ~ Thursday CONFERENCE Of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints held at the Log Tabernacle Potawatame County Ioway April 6th 1848 Conference organized at 11 oclok O Hyde appointed President After the organization there was an intermission of one hour conference then opened by singing and prayer by O Hyde who also addressed the meeting & remarked that a first Presidency had been appointed but wished it sustained by the Conference O Hyde moved that Brigham Young be the ...
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    April 6, 1848
  • Page 7

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    ^Had authority^ to administer in the ordinances of the House of the Lord but believed that it was our privilege through faith, prayer, & fasting to heal the sick, & cast out devils by the laying on of hands which was the case under his administration as numbers could testify. I was living in this state of mind & in this faith & belief looking for the coming forth of the Church of Christ when I heard of what was called Mormonism. In 1832 I was loudly called upon by the spirit of the Lord to go to ...
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    December 29, 1833 December 31, 1833 January 2, 1834 February 1, 1834
  • Page 8

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    time I had ever seen him we appointed a meeting for him to speak to our little branch, ^He instructed [illegible] us the branch^ and we had a precious time, he spoke till near midnight. He was upon an important mission in connexion with Lyman Wight, it was to gather up from 100 to 5000 men ^a company^ to go up to redeem Zion. I accompanied Brother Pratt to Jefferson County, I told him my circumstances. He said it was my duty to try to prepare ...
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    April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 7, 1834
  • Page 20

    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    B Nobles M Holmes and myself when he was ^and^ immediately healed. 17th I met with the Quorums of the Seventies and heard a lecture delivered by David Whitmore He warned the Elders to humble themselves before the Lord lest his hand be laid upon us in anger for the sins and pride which the Elders and Saints were running into in our days of prosperity as did the Ancient Nephites. 24th I met in the evening with the Seventies several were ordained into the third Quorum ...
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    January 24, 1837 January 25, 1837 January 27, 1837 January 29, 1837 January 30, 1837 January 31, 1837 February 19, 1837
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    Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1

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    that undertake it if they do not spedily repent they will go to hell and burn their fingers. He reproved the people sharply for their sins darkness and unbelief the power of God rested upon him and bore testimony that what he said ^his sayings^ was true. His discourse was not reported and here cannot be given. He also addressed the people again on Sunday the 26th March 24th I left my school to make some preparations for my Endowment March 23rd This day was spent in the ...
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    February 26, 1837 March 23, 1837 March 24, 1837 March 25, 1837 March 26, 1837 April 4, 1837 April 6, 1837