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History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

Elder Boynton

20 Sept. 1811–20 Oct. 1890. Merchant, lecturer, scientist, inventor. Born at East Bradford (later Groveland), Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Eliphalet Boynton and Susanna Nichols. Baptized into LDS church by JS, Sept. 1832, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio...

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and Lady

20 Aug. 1816–7 Aug. 1859. Born at Buxton, Cumberland Co., Maine. Daughter of Samuel Lowell and Sarah Hayes. Baptized into LDS church, 6 Oct. 1833, at Buxton. Married to John F. Boynton by JS, 20 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Lived at Syracuse,...

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, with their attendants, came in and were January 20. seated in front of the Presidency. A hymn was sung, after which I addressed a throne of grace. I then arose and read aloud a licence (according to the law of the land) granting any minister of the gospel the privilege of solemnizing the rights of Matrimony and after calling for objection, if any there were against the anticipated alliance between elder Boynton

20 Sept. 1811–20 Oct. 1890. Merchant, lecturer, scientist, inventor. Born at East Bradford (later Groveland), Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Eliphalet Boynton and Susanna Nichols. Baptized into LDS church by JS, Sept. 1832, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio...

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and Miss Lowell

20 Aug. 1816–7 Aug. 1859. Born at Buxton, Cumberland Co., Maine. Daughter of Samuel Lowell and Sarah Hayes. Baptized into LDS church, 6 Oct. 1833, at Buxton. Married to John F. Boynton by JS, 20 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Lived at Syracuse,...

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and waiting sufficient time, I observed that all forever after this must hold their peace. I then invited them to join hands, and I pronounced the ceremony according to the rules and regulations of the church of the Latter Day Saints in the name of God, and in the name of Jesus Christ I pronounced upon them the blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and such other blessings as the Lord put into my heart, and being much under the influence of a cold I then gave way and President 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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arose and delivered a very forcible address suited to the occasion, and closed the services of the evening by prayer. Elders O. Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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, Luke Johnson

3 Nov. 1807–8 Dec. 1861. Farmer, teacher, doctor. Born at Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacobs. Lived at Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, when baptized into LDS church by JS, 10 May 1831. Ordained a priest by Christian Whitmer...

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and W. Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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, then presented the presidency with three servers of Glasses filled with wine, to bless, and it fell to my lot to attend to this duty, which I cheerfully discharged. It was then passed round in order: then the cake in the same order, and suffice it to say our hearts were made glad while partaking of the bounty of earth which was presented, until we had taken our fill; and joy filled every bosom, and the countenances of old and young, seemed to bloom alike with cheerfulness and smiles of youth, and an entire unison of feeling seemed to pervade the congregation, and indeed I doubt whether the pages of history can boast of a more splendid and innocent wedding and feast than this, for it was conducted after the order of heaven, who has a time for all things, and this being a time of rejoicing we heartily embraced it, and conducted ourselves accordingly. Took leave of the company and returned home.

21 January 1836 • Thursday

21. John W. Olived Thursday 21st. This morning a Minister from Connecticut, by the name of John W. Olived called at my house and enquired of my Father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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if “the prophet lives here.” He replied he did not understand him. Mr Olived asked the same question again and again, and received the same answer. He finally asked “does Mr Smith live here? Father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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replied O, Yes Sir. I understand you now. Father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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then stepped into my room and informed me that a gentleman had called to see me. I went into the room where he was, and the first question he asked me, after passing a compliment, was “How many members have you in your church?” I replied that we had between fifteen hundred and two thousand in this branch. He then asked, “Wherein do you differ from other christian denominations?” I replied, we beleive the bible and they do not: however he affirmed that he believed the Bible. I told him then to be baptized. He replied that he did not realize it [p. 694]
Elder Boynton

20 Sept. 1811–20 Oct. 1890. Merchant, lecturer, scientist, inventor. Born at East Bradford (later Groveland), Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Eliphalet Boynton and Susanna Nichols. Baptized into LDS church by JS, Sept. 1832, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio...

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and Lady

20 Aug. 1816–7 Aug. 1859. Born at Buxton, Cumberland Co., Maine. Daughter of Samuel Lowell and Sarah Hayes. Baptized into LDS church, 6 Oct. 1833, at Buxton. Married to John F. Boynton by JS, 20 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Lived at Syracuse,...

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, with their attendants, came in and were  <January 20.> seated in front of the Presidency. A hymn was sung, after which  I addressed a throne of grace. I then arose and read aloud a  licence (according to the law of the land) granting any minister  of the gospel the privilege of solemnizing the rights of Matrimony  and after calling for objection, if any there were against the  anticipated alliance between elder Boynton

20 Sept. 1811–20 Oct. 1890. Merchant, lecturer, scientist, inventor. Born at East Bradford (later Groveland), Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Eliphalet Boynton and Susanna Nichols. Baptized into LDS church by JS, Sept. 1832, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio...

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and Miss Lowell

20 Aug. 1816–7 Aug. 1859. Born at Buxton, Cumberland Co., Maine. Daughter of Samuel Lowell and Sarah Hayes. Baptized into LDS church, 6 Oct. 1833, at Buxton. Married to John F. Boynton by JS, 20 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Lived at Syracuse,...

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and  waiting sufficient time, I observed that all forever after this must  hold their peace. I then invited them to join hands, and  I pronounced the ceremony according to the rules and regula tions of the church of the Latter Day Saints in the name of God,  and in the name of Jesus Christ I pronounced upon them  the blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and such other  blessings as the Lord put into my heart, and being much  under the influence of a cold I then gave way and President  [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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arose and delivered a very forcible address suited  to the occasion, and closed the services of the evening by  prayer. Elders O. Hyde

8 Jan. 1805–28 Nov. 1878. Laborer, clerk, storekeeper, teacher, editor, businessman, lawyer, judge. Born at Oxford, New Haven Co., Connecticut. Son of Nathan Hyde and Sally Thorpe. Moved to Derby, New Haven Co., 1812. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, ...

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, Luke Johnson

3 Nov. 1807–8 Dec. 1861. Farmer, teacher, doctor. Born at Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of John Johnson and Alice (Elsa) Jacobs. Lived at Hiram, Portage Co., Ohio, when baptized into LDS church by JS, 10 May 1831. Ordained a priest by Christian Whitmer...

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and W. Parrish

10 Jan. 1803–3 Jan. 1877. Clergyman, gardener. Born in New York. Son of John Parrish and Ruth Farr. Married first Elizabeth (Betsey) Patten of Westmoreland Co., New Hampshire, ca. 1822. Lived at Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, 1830. Purchased land at...

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, then  presented the presidency with three servers of of Glasses filled  with wine, to bless, and it fell to my lot to attend to this duty,  which I cheerfully discharged. It was then passed round  in order: then the cake in the same order, and suffice it  to say our hearts were made glad while partaking of the  bounty of earth which was presented, until we had taken  our fill; and joy filled every bosom, and the countenances  of old and young, seemed to bloom alike with cheerfulness and  smiles of youth, and an entire unison of feeling seemed to  pervade the congregation, and indeed I doubt whether the  pages of history can boast of a more splendid and innocent  wedding and feast than this, for it was conducted after the  order of heaven, who has a time for all things, and this being  a time of rejoicing we heartily embraced it, and conducted  ourselves accordingly. Took leave of the company and returned home.

21 January 1836 • Thursday

<21.  John W. Olived> Thursday 21st. This morning a Minister from Connecticut, by the  name of John W. Olived called at my house and enquired of  my Father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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if “the prophet lives here.” He replied he did not under stand him. Mr Olived asked the same question again and  again, and received the same answer. He finally asked “does  Mr Smith live here? Father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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replied O, Yes Sir. I understand you  now. Father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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then stepped into my room and informed me  that a gentleman had called to see me. I went into the room  where he was, and the first question he asked me, was after passing  a compliment, was “How many members have you in your  church?” I replied that we had between fifteen hundred and  two thousand in this branch. He then asked, “Wherein do you differ  from other christian denominations?” I replied, we beleive the bible  and they do not: however he affirmed that he believed the Bible.  I told him then to be baptized. He replied that he did not realize it [p. 694]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. B-1, created 1 Oct. 1843–24 Feb. 1845; handwriting of Willard Richards

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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and Thomas Bullock; 297 pages, plus 10 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the second volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This second volume covers the period from 1 September 1834 to 2 November 1838; the subsequent four volumes, labeled C-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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