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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  • Page 394

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

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    In the evening Alfred Smith addressed the Saints advoca- ting the claimes of Gladden Bishop who had tried for many years to gather a company together that he might lead them as many other foolish men & fals teachers have tried to do at different time much confusion rested upon Alfred Smith while speaking he made many fals statements, & at the close was followed by President Young made a few remark after which Alfred Smith & wife & another person ...
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    August 2, 1852 August 7, 1852 August 8, 1852 August 9, 1852 August 10, 1852 August 11, 1852 August 12, 1852 August 14, 1852 August 15, 1852 August 16, 1852 August 19, 1852 August 20, 1852
  • Page 115

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

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    November 4, 1847 ~ Thursday 4th I spent the day making a stable & writing November 5, 1847 ~ Friday 5th [FIGURE] I spent the day in writing & attending Council with the Twelve Col Little & others left to day we had some rain during the evening November 6, 1847 ~ Saturday 6th We had a cold North East rain through the day I got thoroug[hly] wet. I held a meeting during the evening with our company organi- zation we appointed Captains to fill the ...
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    November 4, 1847 November 5, 1847 November 6, 1847 November 7, 1847 November 8, 1847 November 9, 1847 November 10, 1847 November 11, 1847 November 12, 1847 November 13, 1847 November 14, 1847 November 15, 1847 November 16, 1847
  • Page 117

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

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    November 29, 1847 ~ Monday 29th I returned home to winter Quarters drove home som[e] cattle for Br Bills, there was a meeting in the evening for those who were going out preaching Br Young addressed them I was not present 14 m November 30, 1847 ~ Tuesday 30 I met in Council with the Twelve & the Presidents of the seventies Wm. W. Phelps & Br Jacobs was called before the Council for ...
    Dates:
    November 29, 1847 November 30, 1847 December 1, 1847 December 2, 1847 December 3, 1847 December 4, 1847 December 5, 1847
  • Page 118

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

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    concerning the organizing of the Church & appointing a first Presidency this subject lies with wait upon my mind I have been stired up to do this by the spirit of the Lord. He wished all of the quorum present to express their feelings upon this subject begining at the oldest & each one of the following persons expre- ssed their feelings in rotation. H. C. Kimball O. Hyde, O. Pratt W Richards W. Woodruff G A. Smith A. Lyman & ...
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    December 6, 1847 December 7, 1847 December 8, 1847 December 19, 1847
  • Page 131

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

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    February 9, 1848 ~ Wednesday 9th I have been troubled for several days with a head ake I finished reading the Book of Jasher & found it to be an interesting work. It speaks of the great victories the Twelve Patriarchs the sons of Jacob accomplished in their Battles with their enemies in consequence of their great faith in God and of Joseph career in Egypt & many other interesting things February 10, 1848 ~ Thursday 10th [FIGURE] I made President B Young a present of ...
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    February 9, 1848 February 10, 1848 February 11, 1848 February 12, 1848 February 13, 1848
  • Page 2

    Part of Letter from Thomas B. Marsh, 30 April 1838

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    How blind and infatuated are the minds of men, when once turned from Rigteousness to wickedness? They did not understand, that by taking upon them the name of Latter day Saints, did not do away that of the Church of Christ. Neither did they consider, that the ancient church, was the Church of Christ, and that they were Saints. And again, it appears that they did not consider the Prophesy, of Daniel, which saith; ^says^ "The saints shall take the Kingom" &c "Again, "the Kingdom, and the greatness of the Kingdom, under the whole Heaven, was given ...
  • Page 3

    Part of Letter from Thomas B. Marsh, 30 April 1838

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    5th, and after lbouring dilegently three days in succession, it was unanim- ously agreed upon, that the town pPlatt, with 4 ^four^ eighties adjacent to the platt, should be at the disposal of the Bishop and his council the High Council, the two presidents, and the two apostles. During this labour the two presidents acknoledged they were wrong, and they to all appearance willingly suffered themselves to be corrected by the Council. In the begining of May following, the Council again met, and resolved to to have the above m^n^amed property transfered into the hands ...
  • Page 4

    Part of Letter from Thomas B. Marsh, 30 April 1838

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    [sideways text] P. S. Since Br Joseph Came to this place, we have been favored with a lengthy revelation, in which many important items are shown forth! First. that the Church, shall hereafter be Called "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints" Seceond it saith ^says^ "Let the City Farwest be a holy and a consecrated land unto me, and it shall be called most holy, for the ground upon which thou standest is holy: Tharefore, I com[mand] you to build an house unto me, for the geathering togeather of ...
  • Page 41

    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    captain of the second, and Gorge A. Smith my armor bearer, F. G. Willams quarter master, Z. Snow commissary, Nathan Tanner assistant, Sylvester Smith adjutant, the remainder of the camp was organized into companies of ten. While at Salt River General Wight marsheled the camp on the prairie and inspected our fire locks ordered the discharge of the same at targets by plat- toons, drilled us half a day, and about this ...
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    June 4, 1834
  • Page 54

    Part of History – The History of Zion's Camp

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    you an answer as soon as Saturday or Monday next. We can say for ourselves and in behalf of our brotherin that peace is what we desire, and what we dispose to cultivate with all men, and to effect peace we feel disposed to use all our influence as far as it whould be required at our hands, as free common citizens of the United States, and as fears have been expressed that we designed to commence hostilities against the inhabitants of Jackson County, we have pledged ourselves to them, and to the hospitable Citizens of