Wright Akeman (Aikman) (bef. 1813-aft. 1835) was the son of Alexander Akeman and Prudence Stockton. The Akeman family moved from Tennessee to Arkansas in 1813-1814. Wright relocated to Blue Twp., Jackson Co., Missouri by 1828. He was not a member of the Church, but he was whipped by mobs and expelled from Missouri with the Saints, returning to Pope Co., Arkansas by 1835. He and his family were visited by Wilford Woodruff in the South 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 ...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.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 to the church after breaking ...Dates:January 7, 1837 January 8, 1837 January 10, 1837 January 11, 1837 January 12, 1837 January 14, 1837 January 15, 1837
Excerpt:Saints, and had lately moved here, depending upon his gun mostly for his living. It was sixty miles to a house on the north, and twelve miles on the south. He and his family were living in a small old log hut, about twelve feet square, and one bed in the room, upon which lay his wife, several children and three young dogs. He lay stretched out upon the bare floor, with his feet to a small fire. There was no door to the house, but a rag- ged quilt ...Dates:January 24, 1835
Part of Autobiography 1857-1858 Draft 1Excerpt:as he could each jump. I told him not to be frightened as we were travellers & friends & did not wish to hurt him but wished to stop with him him over night, when he came to his senses we as he gave us permission to stop with him till morning if we would take the bare floor as he did then we excepted, we asked for something to eat as we had walked 60 miles with[out] eating a morsel of food. He said he had nothing for us said that hed had got to kill ...