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 444

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

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    Oct 22 of the strongest Hemlock oil it went through my whole system it hagd a great tendency to check my fevers October 23, 1859 ~ Sunday 23rd Sunday Sister Eliza spent the day with me A most distressing cough siezed me which seemed to rend my left Lung in peaces. Whenever the caugh siezed me the it was as sudden as though I was struck with a thunderbolt and at evry cough it seemed as though a sword pierced through my body it seemed as though I ...
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    October 23, 1859 October 24, 1859 October 25, 1859 October 26, 1859
  • Page 167

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

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    4 deaths the day after we arived the 21st october 2 deaths the 2nd day & 15 burials the 3 day & 4 on sunday morning the day the expres left they had not heard from the 2nd company of Hand carts but Joseph Young & Wheelock went ahead with the news that help was coming G. D. Grant followed with 10 of the best teams there had been about 55 deaths in the first company in consequence of the cold The Captain of the Company ...
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    November 1, 1856 November 2, 1856 November 3, 1856
  • Page 170

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

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    I attended the Meeting of the Presidents of the seventies at the 70s Hall President Joseph Young called upon all the first Presidents of the seventies to Pray in ther turn so that He could feel of their spirits Brother Joseph spoke to the people & then I Prayed & addressed the Presidents of the seventy as they composed the congregation the spirit & power of God rested upon me & while I was speaking President Brigham Young came in when I Closed I was followed by
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    November 11, 1856 November 12, 1856 November 13, 1856
  • Page 174

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

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    warfare all night He is easier this morning. We got word this morning from [FIGURE] the Hand Cart company that they will camp to night at killions at the foot of the Little Mountain many of them are frozen their fingers & toes are droping off & flesh droping off their bones it has been vary bad management in starting out Companies so late upon the plains. Brothe Decker came in last night He brought in the express He says that the ox trains cannot even get to ...
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    November 30, 1856 December 1, 1856
  • Page 157

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    October 6, 1861 ~ Sunday Oct 6.' 1861 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints minet in the bodug ^bowery^ in a General Conference President B Young John Taylor & H C Kimball preached in the fore noon. Afternoon Orson Hyde Presidet B Young Orson Hyde & D. H. Wells. In the evening President Young dedicated the new addition to the Bowery the whole bowery was rededicated Edwin D Woolley ...
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    October 6, 1861 October 7, 1861 October 8, 1861 October 9, 1861 October 12, 1861 October 13, 1861 October 14, 1861 October 19, 1861
  • Page 46

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    May 8, 1860 ~ Tuesday May 8th 1860 There was quite a Frost on the ground this morning the ground was still white with snow still it will water the Earth & do much good I spent the day in the office President Young called into the office to look at his History with his Brother Phineas. He said that he had got an account of his Family From his sister Fanny he thought he lodged it in the office but we could Find nothing ...
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    May 8, 1860 May 9, 1860 May 10, 1860 May 11, 1860 May 12, 1860 May 13, 1860
  • Page 49

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    25 May 1860 stations on the middle route From Camp Floyd to Carson & have killed some of the men one of the Streepar Boys who lived in the 14 ward the Mail carriers & Mail is said to have been destroyed the Express Boy was also shot at who brought word. The Eastern Express also arived this Morning 5 days From St Joseph's & News 6 days From Washington. President Young got a letter From Capt ...
    Dates:
    May 26, 1860 May 27, 1860 May 28, 1860 May 29, 1860 May 30, 1860 May 31, 1860 June 1, 1860 June 2, 1860
  • Page 361

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    July 9, 1865 ~ Sunday Sunday July 9, 1865 Meeting commenced at 10 oclok J Taylor Prayed & spok to the people 52 minutes W Woodruff 25 G. A. Smith 16 minuts In the Afternoon Prayer By F. D. Richards Lorenzo Young spoke 43 minutes, John W Young 22, Samuel Richards 13. G. A. Smith Presented the candidates for Election. We had a unanimous Vote for all He spoke 9 minuts. President Young was ...
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    July 9, 1865 July 10, 1865 July 11, 1865 July 12, 1865 July 13, 1865
  • Page 254

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    February 1, 1863 ~ Sunday Oct 31 Feb 1st 1862 Sunday I spent the morning with my Prayer Circle I did not attended meeting through the day. I met with the Board of the D. A. M. Society. G A Smith attended meeting & Preached in the morning and Samuel Richards & David Fulmore in the afternoon. I met with G. A. Smith for Prayer I prayed and G. A. Smith was mouth. We wrote a joint Letter to [FIGURE] ...
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    February 1, 1863 February 2, 1863 February 3, 1863
  • Page 181

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    January 20, 1862 ~ Monday 20th Jan 1862. Important Day The Delegates Elected by the inhabitants of Utah met in Convention this day at the Court House in Great Salt Lake City at 10 oclok A.M. to Form a constitution for a State Govern- ment Presidents B. Young H. C. Kimball & D H Wells and Judge Kenney were present. Daniel H Wells was Appointed President Wm Clayton Secretary,
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    January 20, 1862