Samuel Whitney Richards

Samuel Whitney Richards (1824-1909) was born 9 Aug. 1824 in Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of Phineas Richards and Wealthy Dewey. He married Mary Heskin Parker about 1846; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized in Nov. 1838. He served alongside Wilford Woodruff in various church and community positions from 1850 through 1897. He died 26 Nov. 1909 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Footnotes

Samuel Whitney Richards (KWJC-NL7), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 23 Nov. 2022). Samuel Whitney Richards, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/samuel-whitney-richards, accessed 23 Nov. 2022). “Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959 / Book C, 1894 April 27-1906 October 16,” entry for Saml. Whitney Richards, p. 7, image 8/252, CR 301 22; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 23 Nov. 2022). "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Nov. 2022); Phineas Richards and Wealthy Dewey, marriage, 24 Feb. 1818, Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, p. 100; citing Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Town Clerk, image 57/358; DGS 7579502. Mary P. Richards, “Mary P. Richards diaries, 1846-1848,” image 3/16, MS 1837; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 23 Nov. 2022). "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 23 Nov. 2022); Samuel Whitney Richards, 26 Nov. 1909, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, p. 378; citing Salt Lake County Management and Archives, image 379/426; DGS 4139806.

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    December 10, 1856 ~ Wednesday 10th I spent the day in the office writing & the night at home Orson Hyde arived home this evening December 11, 1856 ~ Thursday 11th I spent this day in the office I had an interview with Elder Orson Hyde who had returned from Carson valley He was in presidents Young office. President Young was poorly & not able to be out so Elder Hide went in to ...
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    December 10, 1856 December 11, 1856 December 12, 1856 December 13, 1856
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    December 22, 1856 ~ Monday 22nd we spent the fore part of the day in the Legislature I took dinner with the Presidency & Twelve & members of the Council I Attended the seventies meeting in the evening Elder O Hyde W. Woodruff L. Snow & F. D. Richards [FIGURES] of the Twelve were present & a house full of the presidents of the 70s The first business that was Attended to was to Bring up G P. Stiles for ...
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    December 22, 1856 December 23, 1856 December 24, 1856
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    who were going to the mountains. Old Major Miller the Indian Agent was surrounded by officers & Miller in order to show his great power He told the merchants that owned some Alcohol not to roll a Barrel of [liquor] off from the boat that He would knock the head in & spill it upon the ground president Young steped up & told the men to roll it out & if miller spilled it that moment I will spill his clarret He & all the office[r]s turned pale the liquor was rolled out ...
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    February 18, 1857 February 19, 1857 February 20, 1857 February 21, 1857 February 22, 1857
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    good place there to make a settelment of the saints I can tell you that we intend to fill many places yet if they will let us alone. Brother Cummings says that the mountains are much higher than here that shows that the vallies are lower than here. Those places are filled with streams & the streams with fish & the fish with Eggs. The subject of Claytons printing some revel- ation & keys came up President Young said that He thought He should put a stop to people ...
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    February 23, 1857 February 24, 1857 February 25, 1857 February 26, 1857 February 27, 1857
  • Page 213

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    March 18, 1857 ~ Wednesday 18th I spent the day in the office on History I spent the evening at home March 19, 1857 ~ Thursday 19th I spent this day in the office on History I commenced the History of the Twelve Apostles I find it difficult to get much history of some of the first Twelve who have apostitize & left the Church March 20, 1857 ~ Friday 20th I spent most of the day in ...
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    March 18, 1857 March 19, 1857 March 20, 1857 March 21, 1857 March 22, 1857 March 23, 1857
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    April 20, 1857 ~ Monday 20th The Legion is on parade to day I spent the day mostly in the office. Joseph Cain Died this morning at 6 oclok I called to see the corps He died of Consumption after a long Illness his health has been vary Poor for many years. I spent the day about the city April 21, 1857 ~ Tuesday 21st I spent the day in the Council House with the 12 and Presidents ...
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    April 20, 1857 April 21, 1857 April 22, 1857 April 23, 1857 April 24, 1857 April 25, 1857 April 26, 1857 April 27, 1857 April 28, 1857 April 29, 1857 April 30, 1857 May 1, 1857
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    in the heart others in the brain but whareever the seed of life was located there was the seat of life & the foundation of the soul many other remarks were made He said any man that was a prophet of God He was born a Natural Prophet it was through a linage of Prophets there fathers & mothers were Prophets & Prophetesses by birth through the seed of Abraham this was the case With Joseph Brigham & himself their Fathers were prophets. He then Chastized
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    August 12, 1857 August 13, 1857
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    September 5, 1857 ~ Saturday 5th we had an Express arived this Morning stateing that Gen ^Col^ Johnson was at Ash Hollow with some 2000 men traveling some 15 miles per day. Col Sumner had burned some 300 shians [Cheyennes] lodges killed some few Indians & 2 soldiers killed & 7 wounded & 60 men with Capt Jones & the wounded to Fort Kerney the Chians overtook them & cut them to peices so bad that no trace of them ...
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    September 5, 1857 September 6, 1857
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    April 25 circle it is for parents and children to Join hands over the Altar and pray. President Young said we have a report from the brethren who went into the desert and they have found a desert as we have been looking for He said I told Hiram to make some thin Boxes and put my windows in mark them so we may know whare they go for I should not think it strange if we used them in the same place. If the devil had all power I should not have ...
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    April 26, 1858 April 27, 1858 April 28, 1858 April 29, 1858 April 30, 1858 May 1, 1858 May 2, 1858 May 3, 1858 May 4, 1858 May 5, 1858 May 6, 1858 May 7, 1858 May 8, 1858 May 9, 1858 May 10, 1858
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    May 10th that the work of the Latter Day Saints was spreading in England they had again opened the preaching places which had been closed through persecution he left the Mo river about the 3rd of May. he saw no supply or trains or troops on the way but said Congress had passed a Bill giving the President power to raise four Rigments of volunteers to go against Utah President Buchanan is determined to do all in ...
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    May 11, 1858 May 12, 1858 May 13, 1858 May 14, 1858 May 15, 1858 May 16, 1858 May 17, 1858 May 18, 1858 May 19, 1858