Akeman (Aikman), Wright, was the son of Alexander Akeman and Prudence Stockton. The Akeman family moved from Tennessee to Arkansas in 1813-1814. Wright relocated to Blue Township, Jackson County, Missouri by 1828. Although he was not a member of the Church, Wright was whipped by mobs and expelled with the Saints, returning to Pope County, Arkansas by 1835. Wilford visited the Akeman family on his mission to the Southern States in 1835.
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Excerpt:Febuary 11, 1835 ~ Wednesday Feb. 11th. Left Mr Akemans travled 2 miles to Mr Johnathan Hubbel February 12, 1835 ~ Thursday 12 Spent the day at Mr Hubbel in Writing February 13, 1835 ~ Friday 13 Remained at Mr Hubbels wrote one letter to the Brethren in Zion February 14, 1835 ~ Saturday 14 On the evening of this day I was sudde nly Called to a house of mourning which was ...Dates:February 11, 1835 February 12, 1835 February 13, 1835 February 14, 1835 February 15, 1835 February 16, 1835
Excerpt:February 17, 1835 ~ Tuesday Feb. 17th. Travled from Mr Akeman's to Mr Elijah Bakers preached at his house according to appointment from thence to Mr Josighah Hart who invited us to spend the night with him. Mr Hart was 74 years of age and a patriot in the Revolution he signed the petition distance 15 m[iles] February 18, 1835 ~ Wednesday 18. Left Mr Hart and travled to Mr Wm. Wit distance 12 miles got 5 ...Dates:February 17, 1835 February 18, 1835 February 19, 1835 February 20, 1835
Excerpt:February 21, 1835 ~ Saturday Feb 21. Left Mr Hubbel travled 2 miles to Brother Wright Akemans spent the day in labouring with our hands then went to Mr Snellin who was dangerously sick spent the night in assisting him February 22, 1835 ~ Sunday 22 On the Lords day left Mr Snellin travled 2 miles to Mr Hubbel preached at his house much of the Spirit of God rested upon us. Brother Henry Baptised 2 ...Dates:February 21, 1835 February 22, 1835 February 23, 1835 February 24, 1835 February 25, 1835 February 26, 1835
Excerpt:January 7, 1837 ~ Saturday Jan 6. Wrote a Letter to Brother Asahel H Woodruff January 8, 1837 ~ Sunday 8. Sunday went up to the house of the Lord to worship we had an interesting meeting. their was about fifteen hundred people assembled their was two discourses deliver'd from the Aaronic Priesthood one from coun cellor Knight & the other from Priest Willey[.] Priest Willey had much of the spirit of God in Preaching ...Dates:January 7, 1837 January 8, 1837 January 10, 1837 January 11, 1837 January 12, 1837 January 14, 1837 January 15, 1837