Robert Lang Campbell

Robert Lang Campbell (1825-1874) was born 21 Jan. 1825 in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Campbell and Agnes Lang. He married Joan Scobie; widowed. He married Mary Stewart on 14 Nov. 1853 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 9 Aug. 1842 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland. He served as a clerk in the Church Historian's Office beginning in 1854, which brought him into regular contact with Wilford Woodruff. He died 15 Apr. 1874 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Robert Lang Campbell (K2WH-N5V), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Mar. 2022). Robert Lang Campbell, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/robert-lang-campbell, accessed 28 Mar. 2022). "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Mar. 2022); Robert Lang Campbell, 21 Jan. 1825, Kilbarchan, Renfreshire, Scotland; citing Church of Scotland, Parish Church of Kilbarchan, Renfrew, “Parish registers for Kilbarchan, 1651-1854,” image 750/998; DGS 7908513. "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Mar. 2022); Robert Campbell and Mary Stewart, 14 Nov. 1853, Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland, p. 129; citing Church of Scotland, Parish Church of Gorbals, Lanarkshire, “Parish registers for Gorbals, 1771-1855;” DGS 7908733. "Robert Lang Campbell,” Church History Biographical Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/chd/landing?lang=eng, accessed 2 Apr. 2022). "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Mar. 2022); Robt Lang Campbell, 11 Apr. 1874, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 157, no. A6243; citing Salt Lake County Management and Archives, image 314/403; DGS 4139616. Deseret News, “A Good Man Gone” (Salt Lake City, Utah), 15 Apr. 1874, p. 172; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 28 Mar. 2022).

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  • Page 142

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

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    September 2, 1856 ~ Tuesday 2nd I spent the day in the office preparing History I called upon President Young Brother Kimball & Grant was there reading the Calaforn[ia] News President Young called upon me at the office & conversed upon the subject of his history & Journal R. L. Campbell T Bullock & Myself walked with him to see the Font which is building in the public or temple Block. I ...
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    August 4, 1856 August 5, 1856 August 6, 1856 September 2, 1856 September 3, 1856
  • Page 145

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

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    September 14, 1856 ~ Sunday Sunday 14th I was unwell & did not attend meeting [two lines blank] In the Afternoon I attended meeting President Young gave liberty for any of the saints to confess or bear their testimony to the truth several of the brethren & sisters spoke then President Brigham Young arose & delivered unto the saints one of the strongest addresses that was ever delivered to this church & kingdom there was neither of the regular reporters present but Leo Hawkins reported the ...
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    September 14, 1856 September 15, 1856
  • Page 124

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

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    April 17, 1856 ~ Thursday 167th I spent A part of the day writing the Blessing of those of the Twelve who were Blessed last sundyay night By the Presidency & Twelve I had them recorded in the Book of incidents in the Historians office By Robert Campbell. O. Pratt W. Woodruff & G. A. Smith laid hands upon Elder P. P. Pratt who was vary sick & had been insensible of any thing for two days April 18, 1856 ...
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    April 17, 1856 April 18, 1856 April 19, 1856 April 20, 1856 April 21, 1856 April 22, 1856
  • Page 231

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

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    Jan 10, 1870 There were some 1500 present including all the Military officers of Camp Douglass except one, & the United States officers of the Territory including the Judges all seemed to Enjoy themselves well I took with me Phebe, Sarah, & Emma, we took our supper at the Townsend House. 11Our Utah Legislature assembled at 10 ock in the Morning & organized The Council Appointed G. A. Smith President P. Lynch secretary & Slainer assistant secretary,
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    January 11, 1870 January 12, 1870 January 13, 1870 January 14, 1870 January 15, 1870
  • Page 242

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

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    March 27, 1870 A sorrel mare colt. I did not attend meeting in the fore noon I Attended in the Afternoon. A visitor Layman spoke in the Afternoon 66 minuts his whole subject was to Believe in Jesus He was followed By S. W. Richards who gave an account of his mission East I went to President Youngs office & conversed with D. H. Wells G Q. Cannon & Joseph A Young upon the signs of the times then ...
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    March 28, 1870 March 29, 1870 March 30, 1870 March 31, 1870 April 1, 1870
  • Page 243

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

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    April 2, 1870 ~ Saturday April 2d 1870 I Attended the school of the prophets & speeches were made By Pres- ident Wells & several of the Twelve I went to the News office & signed the Protest against the Passage of the Cullom Bill By the senate. A contribution was taken up in the school to pay for sending the Papers & Pamphlet to each Member of Congress some $75 was collected. I attended the funeral of Mother Jordan R L Campbells ...
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    April 2, 1870 April 3, 1870 April 4, 1870 April 5, 1870 April 6, 1870 April 7, 1870
  • Page 244

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

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    April 8, 1870 ~ Friday April 8, 1870 I Bought a swarm of Bees to day from Brother Roberts in the Longstroth Hive I Paid $35 for it I made a Bee House for it April 9, 1870 ~ Saturday it9. I attended the school of the Prophets J F. Smith W Woodruff Joseph Young & D. H. Wells, spoke I Received 2 letters from Wilford [FIGURE] & Phebe Wilford spok ...
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    April 8, 1870 April 9, 1870 April 10, 1870 April 11, 1870 April 12, 1870 April 13, 1870 April 14, 1870 April 15, 1870
  • Page 251

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

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    June 1, 1870 I Baptized My Daughter Bulah Agustia Woodruff Beatie for the following persons 17 in number. Friends Polly Burbank, Sally Seavy Betsey Seavy, Jenny Seavy, Patty Seavy, Mrs Timothy Ham, Mrs William Hutchings, Lydia Hutchings, Miriam Boothby, Olive Marshall Mrs Ebenezer Dunham, Mrs Chadwick, Sophia Chadwick, Mary Chadwick, Betseyy Milliken, Olive Junkings 17. ...
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    June 2, 1870 June 3, 1870 June 4, 1870 June 5, 1870 June 6, 1870
  • Page 299

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

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    May 22, 1871 ~ Monday May 22d 1871 [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Col Saxe May 23, 1871 ~ Monday to May 26, 1871 ~ Friday 23 to 26 I spent the time on my farm watering & in my Garden. May 27, 1871 ~ Saturday 27. In company with the Presidency & Twelve & many others I went to Ogden in the cars to Hold a 2 days Meeting 27 I met with the school of ...
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    May 22, 1871 May 23, 1871 May 26, 1871 May 27, 1871 May 28, 1871 May 29, 1871 May 31, 1871 June 1, 1871 June 3, 1871 June 4, 1871 June 4, 1871 June 5, 1871 June 9, 1871 June 10, 1871 June 11, 1871
  • Page 335

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

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    April 6, 1872 his Religin so President G A Smith called the Conference to order singing & Prayer by Erastus Snow G A Smith spoke 21 Minutes W Woodruff 30 Minutes C C Rich 321 Afternoon J Vancott Prayed A O Smoot spoke 35 Minutes John Nicholson 12 M John W Young 2 C. W. Penrose 30 Minutes [FIGURE] I received 2 letters. Attended a Bee Meeting in the Evening & went to ...
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    April 7, 1872 April 8, 1872 April 9, 1872 April 10, 1872 April 11, 1872 April 12, 1872 April 13, 1872 April 14, 1872