53992720

John Corrill, “Brief History,” Manuscript, circa 1838–1839

John Corrill, “Brief History,” Manuscript, circa 1838–1839

John Fletcher Darby Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.
laying of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost they think will be attended with Signs following just in proportion to the faith and righteousness of the believer.

Chapter 9

Chapter 9th.
Join the church— [Oliver] Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

View Full Bio
goes to the West— Singular behavior of some of the younger members— Ordained an elder— Smith’s arrival at 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...

More Info
— Appointment of a bishop— The new revelation called the Law— An outline of its contents— Start for the West— Return 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...

More Info
.
I have thus given a brief account of the investigation I went through in relations to these different subjects. Although I was not fully satisfied, yet viewing this religion to be much nearer the religion of the Bible then any other I could find, I concluded to join the church, with the determination that if ever I found it to be a deception, I would leave it. There are other doctrines and discipline of the church which I shall mention in their proper place, but will now resume my history. During the fall and winter of AD 1830 & 31, 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...

More Info
was continually crowded. Persons came from all quarters enquiring after the new religion. Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

View Full Bio
and his company left in the fall for the west, to find the spot, as some said for the Temple and place of gathering. Many improprieties and visionary notions crept into the church, which tried the feelings of the more sound minded. Many young persons became very visionary, and had divers operations of the Spirit, [p. 22]
laying of hands for the gift of the Holy  Ghost they think will be attended with Signs  following just in proportion to the faith  and righteousness of the believer.

Chapter 9

Chapter 9th.
Join the church— [Oliver] Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

View Full Bio
goes to the West— Singular  behavior of some of the younger members— Ordained an elder— Smith’s  arrival at 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...

More Info
— Appointment of a bishop— The new revelation called  the [illegible] Law— An outline of its contents— Start for the West—  Return 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...

More Info
.
I have thus given a brief account of  the investigation I went through in rel ations <to> these different subjects. Although  I was not fully satisfied, yet viewing  this religion to be much nearer the  religion of the Bible then any other I  could find, I concluded to join the  church, with this the determination that  if ever I found it to be a deception, I  would leave it. There are other doctrines  and discipline of the church which I  shall mention in their proper place, but  will now resume my history. During  the fall and winter of AD 1830 & 31, 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...

More Info
 was continually crowded. Persons came  from all qua[r]ters enquiring after the new  religion. Cowdery

3 Oct. 1806–3 Mar. 1850. Clerk, teacher, justice of the peace, lawyer, newspaper editor. Born at Wells, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of William Cowdery and Rebecca Fuller. Raised Congregationalist. Moved to western New York and clerked at a store, ca. 1825–1828...

View Full Bio
and his company  left in the fall for the west, to find the  spot, as some said for the Temple and  place of gathering. Many improprieties  and visionary notions crept into the  church, which tried the feelings of the  more sound minded. Many young  persons became very visionary, and  had divers operations of the Spirit, [p. 22]
PreviousNext
John Corrill

17 Sept. 1794–26 Sept. 1842. Surveyor, politician, author. Born at Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Married Margaret Lyndiff, ca. 1830. Lived at Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 10 Jan. 1831, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained...

View Full Bio
, “Brief History,” Manuscript, ca. 6 April 1838– ca. 26 January 1839; handwriting of John Corrill

17 Sept. 1794–26 Sept. 1842. Surveyor, politician, author. Born at Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Married Margaret Lyndiff, ca. 1830. Lived at Harpersfield, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 1830. Baptized into LDS church, 10 Jan. 1831, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. Ordained...

View Full Bio
and an unidentified scribe; seventy pages numbered 20–90, plus three unnumbered pages; John Fletcher Darby Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Facts