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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  • Page 326

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

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    August 25, 1858 ~ Wednesday 25 Aug I called upon President Young in the morning & spoke upon the Loss of the Deseret Alphabet manuscript. I met with A. P. Rockwood & Samuel Richards as the inspecters of the Penetentiary to make out Documents to send to washington I attended the prayer circle August 26, 1858 ~ Thursday 26th I took a portion of my famil[y] & went into the field to prepare for threshing my ...
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    August 25, 1858 August 26, 1858 August 27, 1858 August 28, 1858 August 29, 1858 August 30, 1858 August 31, 1858 September 1, 1858
  • Page 348

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

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    Nov 25 I spent the evening with the regency with President Young there were present Brigham Young D. H. Wells O. Hyde W. Woodruff G. A. Smith E. T. Benson F. D. Richards A. Carrington W. W Phelps, Hosea Stout, Samuel Richards G. D. Watt & R. L. Campbell & Joseph A Young we agreed ...
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    November 26, 1858 November 27, 1858 November 28, 1858 November 29, 1858
  • Page 350

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    Dec 1st Read David H. Burr and was done before Judge G. P. Stiles Furgeson then asked if the court intended to open & exam[ine] the Records of Judge Stiles He said he should as far as was necessary to try his case. The court then sent for the records & red some in them. Mr Smith then spoke and said that as it was a personal nature he wished the two Atturneys to manage the matter themselves without any assistance from either ...
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    December 2, 1858 December 3, 1858
  • Page 351

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

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    Dec 3 one thousand Dollars counting the value of the time of those who attended December 4, 1858 ~ Saturday 4th It is vary cold weather we hear of vary many anim als freezing to death & several men Brother Samuel Levan on Cottonwood froze to death it is rumoured that several others are frozen to Death I spent the day in the office on scrap Books I spent the evening at President Young with President Young D. H. Wells
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    December 4, 1858 December 5, 1858 December 6, 1858 December 7, 1858 December 8, 1858 December 9, 1858
  • Page 355

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    December 14, 1858 ~ Tuesday Dec 14th In Company with Lorenzo Snow, Hyram Clawson, Joseph A. Young & Patrick Lynch I started from Presidents Youngs House in his carriage drawn by four Mules for Fillmore several other carriages started about the same day. It was a vary cold day & vary Blustering we road to Lake City & spent the night we held a meeting with the people I spoke to ...
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    December 14, 1858 December 15, 1858 December 16, 1858 December 17, 1858 December 18, 1858
  • Page 356

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    18th & Daniel Spencer for the purpose of Hearing a statement made By Brother & Sister Hoyt concerning their being disturbed by a company of the saints the following is their story On the 28th Sept at 10 oclok they had a child born it being the first child born unto them they having been married over 20 years A company of the Mormons came & surrounded his house about 25 of them they blew Horns & sung the most vulgar songs ...
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    December 19, 1858
  • Page 385

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    Feb 23 to attend to But I have done it freely & for that things I believe it has [been] excepted I am thankful to see the Twelve & Presidency so well united and the friendship & confidence the Twelve have in me this is our safe guard the devil has not the power over us that many think when we are united we should try to keep the devil out of our houses & out of ourselves sometime we may have a member in our houses who will let the devil dwell in their ...
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    February 24, 1859 February 25, 1859
  • Page 389

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    March 10 day Journalizing I Attended a party at Sister Kames with Mrs Woodruff A. O. Smoot & wife J. C. Little & wife J. Horn & wife Samuel Richards & wife & others after partaking of a good feast I was called upon to make a speech I spent 3/4 of an hour Preaching the gospel of Christ & speaking of the things of the kingdom of God was followed by A ...
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    March 11, 1859
  • Page 390

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

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    March 12, 1859 ~ Saturday 12 March it is a Cold bright sunshinee morning Brother Bigler starts for Provo. I spent the day scraping March 13, 1859 ~ Sunday 143th sunday I attended meeting at the Tabernacle Samuel W Richards Preached at the close of the meeting I company with Doctor's France, Anderson, Richardson Dunyon, Sprague, Levi Richards, Elders
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    March 12, 1859 March 13, 1859 March 14, 1859
  • Page 438

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

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    Sept 11. Elder O. Pratt preached in the Tabernacle in the mor- ning upon the first principle of the gospel He spoke lengthy but made his subject vary plain Lord Richard Grovesnor son of the Marquis of Wiest minster was present. He had an interview with President Young who feasted him on grapes & fruit took him on to the top of his house whare he could have a good view of the City. Lord Grovesnor is a young ...
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    September 12, 1859 September 13, 1859 September 14, 1859 September 15, 1859 September 16, 1859