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 from James A. Hedrick, 21 April 1896

    Excerpt:
    Independence Mo April 21st 1896 Prs. Wilford Woodruff Dear Bro you may think this is a verry strange letter but it is a letter to gain some information in reguard to the Latter day work, I have ben reading considerable in the last year and I have learned a greate many things, and still I realized I do not ^know^ it all yet I will ask you a few questions that I feel I would like to get some light on, now any information you choose to give me will be verry thankfuley received, now ...
    Dates:
    April 21, 1896
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    Part of Discourse 1851-09-07

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    MINUTES OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE. Peresiding Bishops, under Bishop Edward Hunter—Carried. John Banks was nominated as another of the travelling Bishops, and carried. Ezra T. Benson, Jedediah M. Grant, and Orson Hyde, were voted as Agents of the Perpetual Emigrating Company, to gather the Poor to this place. Samuel W. Richards, Willard Snow, Abraham O. Smoot, Dorr P. Curtis, and Vincent Shurtleff, were voted ...
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    Part of Letter from Lyman Wight, 24 August 1857

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    P.S. I like to have forgotten your requst concerning Willian E McLellan when the Elders went up to Mo he became convicted under the preaching of David Whitmer and Harvey Whitlock and followed them from one of the middle counties and rarrived in jackson Co a few days after they did Hyrum Smith arrived about the same time he convinced and baptized him on the 27th of Aug 1837 in a small stream about 10 ...
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    Part of Letter to Lyman Wight, 30 June 1858

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    You complain that Orson Hyde, W. W. Phelps and T. B. Marsh have been received into the Church. Hyde and Phelps were received and endowed by Joseph Smith, and we have yet to learn that even you objected to it in his life time. Marsh lived upon [illegible] for more a sco[r]e of years, and finally wandered a miserable object of pity, poor, naked, destitute and disconsolate, and appeared befo[re] a congregation of 8000 Saints, and humbly asked them to forgive him, and let him at last ...
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    Part of Letter to William Wines Phelps from Wilford Woodruff and George A. Smith, 2 September 1858

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    Historians's Office. G. S. L. City, Sept. 2nd. 1858 Elder W. W. Phelps Dr Bro: We recieved your note of Sept 11th. complaining of a [illegible] in the history of Lyman Wight, that he considered [yony] transgression for selling land in Jackson Co. We would be very sorry to publish any thing that is not correct, and especially to injure the char- acter or feelings of any of our bretheren, but the History of Joseph Smith ...
    Dates:
    September 2, 1858
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    Part of Letter to Orson Pratt, 2 February 1857

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    G. S. L. City Feby. 2 1857. Elder Orson Pratt Dear Bro, The Eastern mail for Jan. last started, and went about 11 miles to the top of the first mountain, and returned, one of the party (not a mormon) having been froze to death in the snow, we have not yet received any Eastern mail for the past months. Judge Phelps reports the entire fall of snow in the city up to the 24th. inst, has been over eight feet. We have more snow in the ...
    Dates:
    February 2, 1857
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    Part of Letter to the Editor of the Mormon, 6 February 1857

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    G. S. L. City Feby. 4 1857 Editor of the Mormon Dear Sir, We have not received any Eastern mail for the last 3 months Mr. Gerrish arrived from the Plains on the 19th. ulto, reports a mail somewhere on the way. We have received the California Mail regularly up to this time, by which we occasionally hear something from the lower world. The Jan. mail for the East was sent out, but only got to the top of the little mountain, before it was stopped by ...
    Dates:
    February 4, 1857
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    Part of Letter from William Wines Phelps, 3 September 1858

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    Great Salt Lake city, Weather Office, September 3rd 1858. Historians G. A. Smith & W. Woodruff. Dear Brethren, your cool explanatory note of yesterday is filed among the passing events of the day, as "quid pro quo," and, under the highly progressive christian civilization of fire, fighting, fining and murder; awed by the all- wise, all powerful arm of the great American Tirshatha, sent by the Czar of the United States, Nebuchanazar, to rule the kings and queens; or guard the Lord's ...
    Dates:
    September 3, 1858
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    Part of Letter from William Wines Phelps, 3 September 1858

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    compile the History, of which you mention till 1842. I am contented to "let Lyman lie on his own hook" While not having denied the faith, I hold on to what I have in Jackson co. and the truth as a matter of fact in full fruition, and fond hope of "all right" in the End: for Solomon said, in Ecclesiastes 12:13 "To end the whole matter, We must obey besides fearing the Gods, then according to its precepts, take heed for this sustained the first man ...
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    Part of Letter from William Wines Phelps, 3 September 1858

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    which I think "lies" and hypocrisy will be out of fashion. you per- cieve by this feint reply that I can hardly get my mind, and pen to go off—having been so long absent from the council fire of the nobles of Israel, who seem to be patiently waiting for the still small voice to whisper it is finished! so may God bless you in every effort you make for truth. Respectfully as ever I remain your obt sevt. W. W. Phelps ...