Zerah Pulsipher

Zerah (Zera) Pulsipher (1789-1872) was born 24 Jun. 1789 in Rockingham, Windham Co., Vermont. He was the son of John Pulsipher and Elizabeth Dutton. He married Polley Randall on 6 Nov. 1810; widowed in 1811. He married Mary Brown about 1815. He was baptized in 1832. He taught Wilford Woodruff the gospel, baptized and confirmed him 31 Dec. 1833, served a mission with him in 1837 in Upper Canada, and served in other church positions with him throughout his life. He died 1 Jan. 1872 in Hebron, Washington Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

Zera Pulsipher (K2HH-5XK), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Zerah Pulsipher, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/zerah-pulsipher, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Zera Pulsipher, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/zera-pulsipher, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 11

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    January 23, 1842 ~ Sunday 23rd Sunday I preached a[t] Joseph's the Seers from the Book of mormon & was much blessed in my mind January 24, 1842 ~ Monday 24th I spent the day visiting the sick January 25, 1842 ~ Tuesday 25 I spent the day in the Nauvoo store January 26, 1842 ~ Wednesday 26th I took a walk with Br Daniel Bullard through various parts of Nauvoo [FIGURE] I bought ...
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    January 23, 1842 January 24, 1842 January 25, 1842 January 26, 1842 January 27, 1842 January 28, 1842 January 29, 1842 January 30, 1842 January 31, 1842
  • Page 11

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    December 1833 We had purchased a farm together and been living on it nearly two years. We both were anxious to attend the meeting. Accordingly we we went and found a full cong regation of people. The person that was to preach was Zerah Pulsipher an elder in the Church of Christ or of the latter day saints. He commence[d] the meeting with some introductory rem arks and then prayed I felt the spirit of God to bear witness that he was the servant of ...
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    December 1, 1833
  • Page 12

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    December 31st 1833 Continued labouring with us for several days and on the 31st of Dec I with my Brother Azmon Woodruff with two yong females which had been hea led by the laying on of hands went forw ard in baptism. the day following there was several others followed our example among the rest was Noah Hatton a preacher in the freewill Baptist Church and several of the members of his Church followed him in the ordi nance of baptism. And on the 2nd of ...
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    December 31, 1833
  • Page 13

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    Jan. 2nd 1834 To the Book of Mormon. I believed it was light out of darkness and truth out of the ground. The license which I receieved reads thus. A Power and authority given to Willford Woodruff provi ng that he is a Teacher in the Church of Christ by the will of God the Father according to his holy Calling and the gift ^& power^ of the Holy ghost agreeable to the Revelations of Jesus Christ ...
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    January 2, 1834
  • Page 14

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    April 1st 1834 I went with Brother Hatton to meet Brother Pulsipher and several other brethren and sisters at Brother Newcomes house in Fabius we had an interesti ng meeting. the spirit of the Lord was with us we returned home rejoiceing we soon was visited by Brother Harry Brown elder and Brother James Blakesly Priest they held two meetings with us & we were much edefied & they went on there way
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    April 1, 1834
  • Page 15

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    On the 31 which ^w^as the last day of Dec & of the year 1833 I Joined the Church of Latter Day Saints was Baptized by Elder Zerah Pulsifer on the 31 of Dec 1833 in company with with my Brother Azmon Woodruff we were the two first that was baptized by a latter day saint in Oswego Co NY. I was ordained a Teacher by Elder Pulsifer Jan 2nd 1834 Travled while A Teacher from the 11th of Aprail to 25^th^ of June 1834. — — ...
  • Page 12

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    Elder Zerah Pulsipher I was ordained a Teacher under his hands on the 2nd of Jan 1834, in Richland Oswego Co NY. On the 5th of Nov 1834, I was ordained a Priest under the hands of Elder Simeon Carter by the direction of the High Council in Clay County Missouri. On the 28th of June 1835 I was ordained an Elder in the church of Latter Day Saints under the hands of Elder Warren Parrish at ...
  • Page 5

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    the river & baptized all that came unto him & I considered it my privilege to be baptized for the remission of my sins for I had not been since I first Joined the Church in 1833 I was then baptized under the hands of Elder Zerah Pulsipher therefore I went forth into the river & was Baptized under the hands of JOSEPH THE SEER & likewise did Elder J Taylor & many others & Joseph called upon me ...
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    March 28, 1842 March 29, 1842 March 30, 1842 March 31, 1842 April 1, 1842 April 2, 1842
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    not reproved you in the gate. I ask did I ever exercise any compulsion over any man. did I not give him the liberty of disbelieveing any doctrin I have preached if he saw fit, why do not my enemies strike a blow at the doctrin, they cannot do it, it is truth, And I am as the voice of one crying in the wilderness repent of your sins & prepare the way for the coming of the son of Man, for the kingdom of God has come unto you and henceforth the ax is laid unto the root of ...
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    March 25, 1844 March 26, 1844 March 27, 1844 March 28, 1844
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)

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    After this meeting closed I met with the Twelve & High Priest quorum: the word of wisdom was brought up B Young says shall I Break the word of wisdom if I go home & drink a cup of tea: No wisdom is justified of her children, the subject was discused in an interesting manner all concluded that it was wisdom to deal with all such matters accor- ding to the wisdom which God gave that a forced abstainance was not making us free but we should be under ...
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    November 8, 1841 November 9, 1841 November 10, 1841 November 11, 1841 November 12, 1841 November 13, 1841 November 14, 1841 November 15, 1841 November 16, 1841