Robert Blashel Thompson

Robert Blashel Thompson (1811-1841) was born 1 Oct. 1811 in Great Driffield, Yorkshire, England. He married Mercy Rachel Fielding on 4 Jun. 1837 in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. He was baptized in May 1836 in Upper Canada. He was an editor of the Times and Seasons in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois and received many letters from Wilford Woodruff concerning the newspaper. He died 27 Aug. 1841 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois.

Footnotes

Robert Blashel Thompson (LRS4-8HZ), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Robert Blashel Thompson, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/robert-blashel-thompson, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Robert Blashel Thompson, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/robert-blashel-thompson, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 183

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    December 28, 1837 ~ Thursday Dec 28th I spent the fore part of the day in conversation with Mr William Douglass the Methodist Priest he wanted me to work miracles to make him believe I reproved him for taking such a course and left him & walked to N[orth] I[sland] on the neck & Preached in the school house & spent the night at Mr James Babbadge in company with Messrs Robert Thompson Esq. & James Thompson, from
    Dates:
    December 28, 1837 December 29, 1837 December 30, 1837 December 31, 1837
  • Page 95

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    May 26, 1839 ~ Sunday May 26 Sunday I crossed the river to Commerce & attended meeting at the house of Brother Joseph's Elder O. Pratt preached & was follwed by Elder John Taylor we returned home & spent the night {distance} 5 mil May 27, 1839 ~ Monday 27th I spent the day in writing May 28, 1839 ~ Tuesday 28 Elder Brigham Young mooved from my room four rods south. The man called ...
    Dates:
    May 4, 1839 May 26, 1839 May 27, 1839 May 28, 1839 May 29, 1839
  • Page 9

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    of wickedness hypocracy & he rejected our testimony & opposed the work, in fact we cannot go to teach in the City of London but what the Devil comes also to oppose us thi[s] accounts for my dreams about serpents. I returned home fell asleep & again dreamed of vast serpents both dead & alive some were of Antique turned into stone, & many were alive about 20 foot long & Pitched at me like Draggons & I fled from them & arose into the air & sailed a great distance with the greatest ease & delight ...
    Dates:
    January 7, 1841
  • Page 58

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    March 29, 1841 ~ Monday March 29th I walked to Burslem spent the Day at Br Johnson's. Br J. A. Smith & Myself packed up some Crockery or China ware that was given us by the Saints. We met the officers in Council at the Hanly room & gave them such advise as we thought wisdom had a good time & took our farewell of them spent the night at Br Johnsons 10 miles [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder ...
    Dates:
    March 29, 1841 March 30, 1841 March 31, 1841 April 1, 1841
  • Page 97

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    & fals rumour from Priest & people of evry sect and party who hav^e^ deluged the whole land with tracts pamphlets & newspaper stories against the Saints but notwithstanding this the work still progresses throughout that land it is doing well in London Manchester & many other places in England, Scotland, Wales &c Elder Hyde has gone to Germany on his way to Jerrusalem, Elder P P. Pratt also ...
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 25 October 1840

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    Nov. 1st. today we have had a good meetting at father Clarks where I live— there is a branch of the church here of about 50 members my name with Sarah Emma & Willford’s are enroled in this branch— brother Wm. Clark is the president of this branch has gone to Nauvoo or Commerce today and says that I must preside over the meeting today— there are a number of elders here and I would like ...
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter from Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 6 October 1840

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    Lee County Iowa Territory, Sept. 6th ^Oct 6th^ 1840 My Dear Companion To day I came down to the Hawly settle ment and there I received a letter from you which I had long looked for, it afforded the pleaseing of your health inteligence of your health and prosperity in the gospel and many kind words to the children— the former I was much pleased to hear but the latter even those to Sarah Emma were like daggers to my heart ...
    Dates:
    October 6, 1840
  • Page 159

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1845 – December 31, 1846)

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    And Edited By W A Cowdery & published by Wm Marks to the end of the vol. The Elders Journal being ownly 4 No ever published was Edited by Joseph Smith & Published by Thomas B Marsh The Times & Seasons was Edited & published be by E Robinson & Don Carlos Smith untill the 4th No of th 2nd vol which was Edied & publi[sh]ed By D. C. Smith Alone untill ...
  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to George Albert Smith, 7 January 1841

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    40 Ironmonger Row Saint Lukes London Jan 7th 1841 Elder G. A. Smith Dear Brother I Receieved your letter under Date of Dec 31st & I set down this evening to answer it. I do not feel disposed to take up a great deal of this Sheet in speaking of things in this country for I have not much knews to write about things here I will merly say however that we expect to Baptize a number in few days & Doctor copeland among the Number, But it is the ...
    Dates:
    January 7, 1841
  • Page 67

    Part of Religious – Book of Revelations 1838-1842

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    an hour when ye think not of, and where whare shall be the safety of my people and refuge for those who shall be left of them? Awake! O Kings! ^of the earth^ Come ye! O Come ye, with your gold & your Silver to the help of my people, to the house of the daug- hter of my people Zion. And again verily I say unto you let my Servent Robert B. Thomp- son help you to write this pro clamation for I am well pleased with him ...