William Jennings

William Jennings (1823-1886) was born 13 Sep. 1823 in Yardley, Worcestershire, England. He was the son of Isaac Jennings and Jane Thornton. He married Jane Walker on 2 Jul. 1851 in Buchanan Co., Missouri; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 24 Sep. 1852. He was set apart for a mission by Wilford Woodruff on 4 Feb. 1866 and interacted with him regularly in the 1870s and 1880s in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory. He died 15 Jan. 1886 in Salt Lake City.

Footnotes

William B.W. Jennings (KWVP-QC5), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 10 Sep. 2022). William Jennings, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-jennings, accessed 10 Sep. 2022). "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," database with images, FamilySearch (https//familysearch.org, accessed 10 Sep. 2022); William Jennings, 15 Jan. 1886, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; Geneological Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah. Salt Lake Democrat, "Death of William Jennings" (Salt Lake City, Utah), 15 Jan. 1886, p. 4; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org, accessed 10 Sep. 2022). "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 10 Sep. 2022); William Jennings and Jane Walker, 2 Jul. 1851, Buchanan, Missouri, p. 119; citing Buchanan Co., Missouri, Recorder of Deeds, "Marriage records 1839-1916; marriage index, 1839-1927," image 183/600; DGS 7424539.

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  • Page 199

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

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    June 23d 1869 & were shot dead By the guards June 24, 1869 ~ Thursday 24. We Met the sabbath school children at the Bowery they were addressed By G Q. Cannon, D H Wells & President Young who spoke to Parents & children we Met in the Bowery at 10 oclok J W Young Prayed, G Q Cannon spoke 61 Minuts. Several Missionaries were then called to go on Missions. B Young jr then spoke 37. We dined with Brother ...
    Dates:
    June 24, 1869 June 25, 1869 June 26, 1869 June 27, 1869 June 28, 1869 June 29, 1869 June 30, 1869 July 1, 1869 July 2, 1869
  • Page 230

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

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    Jan 10, 1870 which has Enabled us to assist in levelling these Mountains and Exhalting the vallies and in laying an iron band which has bound this continent together from Ocean to Ocean & has made all the various States & Territories of this mighty nation neighbors to Each other. For all these Blessings we feel to render the gratitude of our hearts unto thee: and we pray that thy blessing may rest upon us this day. We dedicate this Rail Road unto thee, the Lord our God we pray that thy Blessings may rest upon it, and ...
  • Page 246

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

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    April 29, 1870 ~ Friday April 29, 1870 I left the City in company with Brother & Sister Faust to visit Toille City & Dedicate their New meeting House. Our company consisted of D. H. Wells O Pratt J Taylor W Woodruff J. F. Smith Faust, Wm Jennings & A H Raleigh we drove to Black Rock there met about 50 Horsemen as an Escort, then drove to the woollen Factory. Stoped ...
    Dates:
    April 29, 1870 April 30, 1870 May 1, 1870 May 2, 1870 May 3, 1870 May 4, 1870 May 5, 1870 May 6, 1870
  • Page 275

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

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    September 26, 1870 ~ Monday Sept 26, 1870 I went to the Endowment House we gave Endowments to 30 persons D. H. Wells sealed 16 couple W. Woodruff 10 & J. F. Smith 6 couple September 27, 1870 ~ Tuesday [FIGURE] 27. I spent the day at the field I Baptized Wilford Leslie Snow September 28, 1870 ~ Wednesday 28 [FIGURE] I had a Meeting at my house Martin Harris was with ...
    Dates:
    September 26, 1870 September 27, 1870 September 28, 1870 September 29, 1870 September 30, 1870 October 1, 1870 October 2, 1870 October 3, 1870 October 4, 1870
  • Page 312

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

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    Oct 8, 1871 Sunday G. A. Smith W. Woodruff L Snow F. D. Richards & D Huntington Addressed the Mormon Battalion it was in the midst of a cold rain storm. there was about 60 of the Battalion present out of the 500 that went to Mexico to fight the Battles of their Country 24 years ago. Afternoon Elder O. Pratt preached one hour & 15 Minutes upon the Baptism for the dead the conference Adjourned th untill the 6 day of April ...
    Dates:
    October 9, 1871 October 10, 1871
  • Page 333

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

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    March 9, 1872 He left the Church with many others in the difficulties in far west But finally returned to the Church in Nauvoo & been in ever sinc has been with Joseph a good dele & has written for him. He has labored in the Endowment House for many years for the last year of his life he has not been capable of doing any busines. John Taylor spoke at the funeral & W Woodruff followed him. Bishop Hunter made a ...
    Dates:
    March 10, 1872 March 11, 1872 March 12, 1872 March 15, 1872 March 16, 1872 March 17, 1872 March 18, 1872 March 22, 1872
  • Page 352

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

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    Sept 26 1862 State House cost 2500 $2,500,000. Went to the top of it 280 feet High, whare we had a good view of the City. We visited their Money vaults After going through the building we visited the Races. Two Double teams rum & made their mile in 2.47, 2.46, & 2.45 Another troting Match in single Harness when Lady Blanchard distanced the other two & drew $500 time 2.26 1/4 The fastest in the State. The third race was pacing time 2.31. We visited the pavilion in the Evening ...
    Dates:
    September 22, 1872 September 23, 1872 September 24, 1872
  • Page 364

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

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    I sealed 9 dead persons to Joseph Smith the Prophet 5 to Hirar Smith Patriarch 4 To Father John Smith 3 to Samuel H. Smith, & 3 to Don Carloss Smith. I sealed 3 dead persons to My Son Wilford Woodruff I Reported & recorded in my Journals 30 of Joseph Smiths sermons & 81 sermons of President ^Young^ & the Twelve I wrote 2305 Letters & Received 1560 Letters I Dedicated the ...
  • Page 22

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

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    Feb. 4, 1866 F. D. Richards G. Q. Cannon John W. Young & Joseph F. Smith met at the close of the Meeting for prayer John W. Young was set apart for his mission. We met again at the Presidents office at 7 oclok & set apart Thomas Taylor John T. Cain H. B. Clawson & Wm Jennings for their mission February 5, 1866 ~ Monday [FIGURE] 5 ...
    Dates:
    February 5, 1866 February 6, 1866 February 7, 1866 February 8, 1866 February 9, 1866 February 10, 1866 February 11, 1866
  • Page 33

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

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    June 24, 1866 and Twelve for Prayer June 25, 1866 ~ Monday to June 30, 1866 ~ Saturday 25 to 30. I spent the week at home mostly in my garden budding June 30, 1866 ~ Saturday 31. [30] I spent the fore part of the day in the Endowment House we gave endowments to 33 W. Woodruff sealed 15 couple July 1, 1866 ~ Sunday July 1, 1866 ISunday I met with my Quorum in the morning [FIGURE] I Attended meeting in the
    Dates:
    June 25, 1866 June 30, 1866 June 30, 1866 July 1, 1866