William Wines Phelps

William Wines Phelps (1792-1872) was born 17 Feb. 1792 in Hanover, Morris Co., New Jersey. He was the son of Enon Phelps and Mehitabel Goldsmith. He married Sally Waterman on 28 Apr. 1815. He was baptized 16 Jun. 1831. He worked alongside Wilford Woodruff in church leadership positions from 1834 to 1872. He died 7 Mar. 1872 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

William Wines Phelps (KWJT-SN4), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). William Wines Phelps, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-wines-phelps, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). William Wines Phelps, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-wines-phelps, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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    Part of Letter to Brigham Young, 13 January 1845

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    fast as they come & thinks in consequence of the prejudices & feelings of the Saints in this country, that it would be much better for the Temple money to be sent to Nauvoo than to be paid on Orders here, thinks if it should be known that it would be a blow up to collecting funds for the Temple here they not knowing the circumstances that their money is used for other purposes than for the temple. I see from papers & Letters that the Saints in Nauvoo are about entering unto [into] a ...
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1873 – February 7, 1880)

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    January 1, 1874 ~ Thursday Jan 1st 1874 I spent the day at Utah Lake January 2, 1874 ~ Friday 2nd we drove to Battle Creek took dinner at Brother Ashtons then drove to the point of the Mountain there we met a furious snow storm we spent the night in an open House 30 M[iles] January 3, 1874 ~ Saturday 3rd we drove to Salt Lake City & I spent the night at home 25 M[iles] ...
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    January 1, 1874 January 2, 1874 January 3, 1874 January 4, 1874 January 5, 1874 January 6, 1874 January 7, 1874 January 8, 1874 January 9, 1874 January 10, 1874 January 11, 1874 January 12, 1874 January 13, 1874 January 14, 1874 January 16, 1874
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    Part of Letter to Brigham Young, 8 September 1844

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    all they trade with them in this way for their is more mort- gages and attachments upon their property in Nauvoo than the value of them. I do not know but their object in comeing here is to take boat to the Eastene State or Canidas to practice the same fraud would it not be well to cauth^i^on all the Churches through the Neighbor & times & Season to beware of having any deal with them or the Fosters or Higbys. I should think any Saint ought to know better ...
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    Part of Letter from Elijah Fordham, Samuel Brannan, and Parley Parker Pratt, 13 March 1845

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    Prophet Office New York March 13th 1845 Beloved Brother Woodruff Just as I was leaving Nauvoo Brother W W Phelps handed me the wrtten verses on Latin requesting me to for ward them to you, which I now do Praying my heavenly Father to bless you and this I do the more heartily remember ing at this moment some of our travels and camp duties on our way to Missoure with our beloved Propet and Patrearch alive and well with ...
    Dates:
    March 13, 1845
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    Part of Letter to John Taylor, 1 August 1845

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    are prepared for the [receptince] of any Rigdonites that may come to this Country I have no fears of their doing much damage to the Church in this County land for though our falowers are few we have good sucessin keeping the bars up. we have published 1,500 [includ] of O Hydes address before the Hight priest quorum. Their is much sensitive fealing in this land at the present time as the subject of the anexation of Texas & Oregon question some think the embankment that Jackson made were of ...
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    Part of Letter to Brigham Young, 16 July 1844

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    Boston July 156th 1844 Elders Young & Pratt Dear Brethren I hasten to inform you that I returned to this City on hearing the report of of the deaths of Joseph & Hiram, Hoping to see you, I have waited a Number of Days in deep suspence to obtain word I could rely upon, this morning two letters were put into my hands by Sister Phelps one from E Snow & ...
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    July 16, 1844
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    Part of Letter to Brigham Young and Council, 15 February 1849

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    I have no fears that Either the Lord or those bearing the Keys of his Kingdom on the Earth will condemn me or those who have laboured in this country during the past season, for not converting this Nation to the gospel considering the state of mind they are in. Yet we have our duties to perform And that I will try to do And continue to preach the gospel to all people as far as I have an opportunity. Soon after my arivel in Boston, I had an interview with Capt Joseph ...
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    Part of Letter to George A. Smith, 2 February 1857

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    Hon. Geo A. Smith G. S. L. City Feby. 2 1857 Dear Sir, We have not yet received any mail from the East for the last [blank] months. Mr. Gerrish arrived on the 19th, inst. from the States, reports that an Eastern mail was at the last crossing of the Platte on the way here, but when it would be here he did not know, he was some 15 days from Bridger. there is more snow in the Mountains than we have ...
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    February 2, 1857
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    Part of Letter to George A. Smith, 30 June 1856

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    Historian's Office, Great Salt Lake City, June 30th, 1856 Prst. Geo. A. Smith, Dear Sir, I am writing to Prst. John Taylor and J. M. Bernhisel requesting them to sit down in Council with you to make out an account of the death of Joseph & Hyrum Smith and the circumstances relating thereto. From the labor you have already had upon that past of the History you are acquainted with the difficulties connected with it. We are still ...
    Dates:
    June 30, 1856
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    Part of Letter from Elisabeth B. Weight, 28 August 1887

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    Utah the Lawyers in charge advertized for us and we have opened up a correspondence & they require my marriage certificate and proof of my identity and without it I cannot get the money that I am the lawful heiress to if you will please attend to this matter for me I shall be grateful for your Kind consideration I will give you the date Elisabeth Bocock was sealed over the altar to Fredrick Weight July 1st ...