Seth Millington Blair

Seth Millington Blair (1819-1875) was born 13 Mar. 1819 in Ralls Co., Missouri. He was the son of James Blair and Christian (Catherine) Jordan. He married Cornelia Jane Espry on 7 Dec. 1837 in Tennessee; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 31 Jan. 1849 in DeWitt Co., Texas. He was the first U.S. Attorney for Utah Territory while Wilford Woodruff served on the Utah Territorial Legislature. He died 17 Mar. 1875 in Logan, Cache Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Seth Millington Blair (KWJH-XT3), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 Feb. 2022). Seth Millington Blair, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/seth-millington-blair, accessed 26 Feb. 2022). Seth M. Blair, "Seth M. Blair Papers, 1851-1868," p. 1-75, MS 1710, CHL. "Utah, Veterans with Federal Service Buried in Utah, Territorial to 1966," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 Feb. 2022); Seth M. Blair, 1875, Logan, Cache Co., Utah Territory; citing Utah, Division of State Archives, Military Records Section, “Records of veterans with Federal service buried in Utah, territorial to 1966,” image 1/1; DGS 4236471.

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  • Page 115

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

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    and made a few remarks after which A. W. Babbitt delivered an address & was followed By Judge Stiles, Dr Hurt T. S. Williams J. C. Little E Reese O P Rockwell S. M. Blair & W. H. Hooper Mr Thomas Bullock read several resolutions upon which the Governor offered some suggestions. whare upon a committee was appointed to draft resolutions to be presented ...
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    January 27, 1856 January 28, 1856 January 29, 1856 January 30, 1856 January 31, 1856 February 1, 1856 February 2, 1856 February 3, 1856
  • Page 73

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

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    in the social Hall & Herd till midnight the most thrilling soul stiring speaches, essays, Addresses, songs, music &c &c that I ever herd it was truly interesting to enjoy such a feast of the production of sthe stronges[t] talent in the world. we also was addressed on saturday evening at the Universal scientific society by On the subject of Phrenology followed by O. Pratt & W Woodruff [FIGURE] I received a letter from Wm Smoot at Los Vegus July 30, 1855 ...
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    July 30, 1855 July 31, 1855 August 1, 1855 August 4, 1855 August 5, 1855 August 6, 1855 August 11, 1855 August 12, 1855 August 13, 1855 August 18, 1855
  • Page 66

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

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    March 1, 1867 ~ Friday [FIGURES] March 1st 1867 This is my birth day I was born the 1 day of March 1807, which make me 60 years of age at 10 oclok A.M. This certainly would class me among the old folks at home yet I do not particularly fell old. for I can now do more hard work in a day than almost any man I can hire I met at the Prayer room at 2 oclok to day and I officia- ted in Giving Maj.
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    March 1, 1867 March 2, 1867 March 3, 1867 March 4, 1867 March 5, 1867
  • Page 342

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    whare the Lord shall place you. scease your contention one with another Never go to law. gather your families together & pray for me & my Brethren & yourselves untill a blessing [rains upon] us. Noah Packard spoke said many things said he wanted to be a son of thunder. E. D. Woolley addressed the meeting made many good remarks said we had a Joseph with us in the person of B. Young B Young wished to say ...
  • Page 349

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    if commandments are given us & we dont obey then our light becomes darkness then how great is that darkness it would be better for him not to have the light at all If the Lord had given all men all they have asked for they would many of them been out of the Church now I have herd many say I have Asked the Lord to reveal certain principls unto me & He did not do it but this is because it was not wisdom to give it unto you but if you are faithful the ...
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    October 12, 1851 October 19, 1851
  • Page 368

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    Phila $200000 of Dollars loss A water spout destroyed 500 lives & much property Dredful Steem Boat Disasters & fires all over the country All Europe in commotion England preparing for war. warm times in Congress because the Utah Judges had gone home and made reports against the Judges Mormons Govornor Young & others April 4, 1852 ~ Sunday Sunday 4th In company with G A Smith I ...
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    April 4, 1852 April 5, 1852 April 6, 1852
  • Page 444

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1847 – December 31, 1853)

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    August 25, 1853 ~ Thursday 25 I rode in company with Elder T Kington to Webber & spent the night with him I was sent to webber by Govornor Young to locate the fort for the inhabitants they could not agree among themselves they had moved it several times & still were dissatisfyed. 40 mls August 26, 1853 ~ Friday 26th I rode throughout the webber Settlement on both sides of the river & ...
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    August 25, 1853 August 26, 1853 August 27, 1853 August 28, 1853 August 29, 1853 August 30, 1853 August 31, 1853 September 1, 1853 September 3, 1853 September 4, 1853 September 5, 1853 September 10, 1853 September 11, 1853 September 12, 1853 September 17, 1853 September 18, 1853
  • Page 184

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

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    I considered my dream & interpeted it as follows my Companion was J. M. Grant He has suddenly died & left me & is [on] the other side of the veil the waters mean the people that are increasing in streng[th]s & growing better & clearer, the Iron rod is the word of God which I must cling to till I get through death. I consider ther is great things awaiting this people. December 14, 1856 ~ Sunday 14th Sunday It is a vary Cold ...
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    December 14, 1856 December 15, 1856 December 16, 1856
  • Page 185

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

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    December 17, 1856 ~ Wednesday 17th I felt unwell Yet I called upon Brother Blair we then went to Brother Ballantyne found him quite sick we laid hands upon him rebuked his desease & the spirit of God rested upon us & we rebuked his desease & he was better He dreamed that He was about to die saw his coffin & grave which was dug deep. Just before he was to die He dreamed He was invited to a wedding but He was to sick to go ...
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    December 17, 1856 December 18, 1856 December 19, 1856 December 20, 1856 December 21, 1856
  • Page 186

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    December 26, 1856 ~ Friday 256 A snow storm. It is a cold stormy snowey winter I met in the Council Chamber & adjourned till monday I called upon President Young in company with Lorenzo Snow & F. D. Richards we laid before him several cases of Crime Before him He told us what to do, we all took a sleigh ride up into City Creek Canyon for some 3 miles & back we then met in council in the
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    December 26, 1856 December 27, 1856 December 28, 1856 December 29, 1856