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History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

they bade adieu to their Brethren and friends and commenced their journey, preaching by the way and leaving a sealing

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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testimony behind them lifting up their voice like a trump in the different villages through which they passed. They continued their journey until they came to mentor Ohio, *to page 72 where they tarried some time there being quite a number in that place who believed their testimony and came forward and obeyed the gospel among the number was Elder

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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Sidney S. Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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and a large portion of the Church over which he presided.

Biography of Sidney Rigdon

As there has been a great rumor and many false statements have been given to the world respecting Elder Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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s’ connexion with the church of Jesus Christ, it [is] necessary that a correct account of the same be given so, that the public mind may be disabused on the subject. I shall therefore proceed to give a brief history of his life drawn from Authentic sources, as also, an account of his connexion with the Church of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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Sidney S. Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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was born in Saint Clair Township Allegany County State of Pensylvania on the 19th. Feby A.D. 1793, and was the youngest son of William and Nancy Rigdon. William Rigdon his father was a native of Hartford County. State of Maryland, was born A.D. 1749 and died May 26th. A.D. 1810, in the 62nd. year of his age. William Rigdon was the son of Thomas Baker and Ann Lacy Rigdon. Thomas Baker Rigdon was a native of the State of Maryland and was the son of Thomas Baker Rigdon who came from Great Britain.
Ann Lacy Rigdon, Grandmother of Sidney Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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was a native of Ireland and emigrated to the City of Boston

Capital city located on eastern seaboard of Massachusetts at mouth of Charles River. Founded by English Puritans, 1630; received city charter, 1822. Population in 1820 about 43,000; in 1830 about 61,000; and in 1840 about 93,000. JS’s ancestor Robert Smith...

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Mass and was there married to Thomas Baker Rigdon.
Nancy Rigdon his mother was a native of Freehold Monmouth County, New Jersey was born March 16. 1759 and died Octr. 3rd 1839 and was the eldest daughter of Bryant Gallaher who was a native of Ireland. Elisabeth Gallaher Mother to the said Nancy Rigdon was the second wife of the said Bryant Gallaher and whose maiden name was Reed and was a native of Monmouth County

Area claimed by Dutch, 1609. English rule established, 1665. County formed, 1675. County government organized, 1714. Battle of Monmouth fought in county, 28 June 1778. First LDS missionary, Benjamin Winchester, preached in county, summer 1838. First branch...

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New Jersey. Her parents were natives of Scotland [p. 61]
Having got ready for their journey they bade adieu to their  Brethren and friends and commenced their journey, preach ing by the way and leaving a sealing

To confirm or solemnize. In the early 1830s, revelations often adopted biblical usage of the term seal; for example, “sealed up the testimony” referred to proselytizing and testifying of the gospel as a warning of the approaching end time. JS explained in...

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testimony behind them  lifting up their voice like a trump in the different  villages through which they passed. They continued their  journey until they came to Kirtland

Located ten miles south of Lake Erie. Settled by 1811. Organized by 1818. Population in 1830 about 55 Latter-day Saints and 1,000 others; in 1838 about 2,000 Saints and 1,200 others; in 1839 about 100 Saints and 1,500 others. Mormon missionaries visited township...

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<mentor> Ohio, <*to page 72> where they tarried  some time there being quite a number in that place who  believed their testimony and came forward and obeyed the  gospel among the number was Elder

A male leader in the church generally; an ecclesiastical and priesthood office or one holding that office; a proselytizing missionary. The Book of Mormon explained that elders ordained priests and teachers and administered “the flesh and blood of Christ unto...

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Sidney S. Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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 and a large portion of the Church over which he presided.

Biography of Sidney Rigdon

As there has been a great rumor and many false  statements have been given to the world respecting Elder  Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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s’ connexion with the church of Jesus Christ, it [is]  necessary that <a> correct account of the same be given  so, that the public mind may be disabused on the subject.  I shall therefore proceed to give a brief history of  his life drawn from Authentic sources, as also, an  account of his connexion with the Church of Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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.
Sidney S. Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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was born in Saint Clair Township  Allegany County State of Pensylvania on the 19th. Feby  A.D. 1793, and was the youngest son of William and Nancy  Rigdon. William Rigdon his father was a native of  Hartford County. State of Maryland, was born A.D. 1749  and died May 26th. A.D. 1810, in the 62nd. year of his age.  William Rigdon was the son of Thomas Baker and Ann Lacy  Rigdon. Thomas Baker Rigdon was a native of the State  of Maryland and was the son of Thomas Baker Rigdon  who came from Great Britain.
Ann Lacy Rigdon, Grandmother of Sidney S Rigdon

19 Feb. 1793–14 July 1876. Tanner, farmer, minister. Born at St. Clair, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania. Son of William Rigdon and Nancy Gallaher. Joined United Baptists, ca. 1818. Preached at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, and vicinity, 1819–1821. Married Phebe...

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 was a native of Ireland and emigrated to <the> City of Boston

Capital city located on eastern seaboard of Massachusetts at mouth of Charles River. Founded by English Puritans, 1630; received city charter, 1822. Population in 1820 about 43,000; in 1830 about 61,000; and in 1840 about 93,000. JS’s ancestor Robert Smith...

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 Mass and was there married to Thomas Baker Rigdon.
Nancy Rigdon his mother was a native of Freehold  Monmouth County, New Jersey was born March 16. 1759 and  died Octr. 3rd 1839 and was the eldest daughter of  Bryant Gallaher who was a native of Ireland. Elisabeth  Gallaher Mother to the said Nancy Rigdon was the second  wife of the said Bryant Gallaher and whose maiden  name was Reed and was a native of Monmouth County

Area claimed by Dutch, 1609. English rule established, 1665. County formed, 1675. County government organized, 1714. Battle of Monmouth fought in county, 28 June 1778. First LDS missionary, Benjamin Winchester, preached in county, summer 1838. First branch...

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 New Jersey. Her parents were natives of Scotland [p. 61]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland

1804–3 Nov. 1839. Born in Ireland. Baptized into LDS church. Married Sarah Scott, 8 Feb. 1838, at Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. Engaged in clerical work for JS, 1838, at Far West. Ordained a seventy, 28 Dec. 1838. After expulsion from Missouri, lived ...

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, Robert B. Thompson

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24 June 1804–11 Mar. 1854. Teacher, lecturer, doctor, clerk, printer, editor, postmaster. Born at Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. Moved to Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 1813. Moved to Chatham, Columbia...

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; 553 pages, plus 16 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the first volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This first volume covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 30 August 1834; the remaining five volumes, labeled B-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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