Elisha Hurd Groves

Elisha Hurd Groves (1797-1867) was born 5 Nov. 1797 in Madison Co., Kentucky. He was the son of John Groves and Mary Hurd. He married Sarah Hogue about 1825 in Indiana; divorced before 1833. He married Lucy Simmons on 19 Jan. 1836 in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio. He was baptized 1 Mar. 1832 in Greene Co., Indiana. He and Wilford Woodruff were part of Zion's Camp in 1834. He died 29 Dec. 1867 in Washington Co., Utah Territory.


Elisha Hurd Groves (KWV9-366), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Elisha Hurd Groves, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/elisha-hurd-groves, accessed 9 Feb. 2022). Elisha Hurd Groves, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/elisha-hurd-groves, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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    September 11, 1836 ~ Sunday Sept. ^11th^ Sunday rode to Br Camps Preached at his house & communed with the Saints Spent the night at Clapps ^4. m[iles]^ September 12, 1836 ~ Monday Walked to Br Lanes & spent the day in writing. 4 September 13, 1836 ~ Tuesday 13 Spent the day at Br Lanes in writing September 14, 1836 ~ Wednesday 14th Spent the day at Br Lanes in writings felt some ...
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    their Oxen, their Horses their Tents their armour and moove towards Zion as the children of Israel accordi- ng to the command of God as follows Arose in the morning at Br Camps & breakfasted at his house after which we repaired to the bank of a stream whare Prayers were offer'd up unto God when President Marsh led a young man into the waters of baptism & he was confirmed upon the bank of the stream under the hands of Presidents Marsh Patten &
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    March 26, 1837 ~ Sunday March 26th Sunday communed with the saints in the fore part of the day. In the latter part, Elder W. Parrish Preached the funeral sermon of Sister Pratt the wife of Elder P. P. Pratt one of the twelve who died March 25th 1837 March 27, 1837 ~ Monday March 27th I signed $50 fifty Dollars for the building of the house of the Lord in Zion the subscription list was in the hands of ...
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    August 29, 1836 ~ Monday Aug 29 Walked to Br Smiths & was in company with Elders Smoot & Cathcart at night we were unexpectedly called upon to go to Joseph Chumbley to have an interview with President Thomas B Marsh who came in company with councellor Groves by order of the High Council of Zion to visit the Church in the South to loan ^Borrow^ monies to purchase lands in Zion We had a spiritual interview ...
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    Further resolved by the conference that the church Purchase Books to Keep a general record of the church. Also that Brother Johnston F. Lane be chosen & appointed clerk & ordained to the office of an Elder to Keep the general church record of the Tennessee conference accordingly Johnston F Lane was ordained to the Office of an Elder Also Benjamin Clapp & Randolph Alexander ware each ordained to the office of an Elder the above were ordai ned under the hands of President D. W. Patten ...
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    A true copy of a Bill from President Thomas B Marsh and counsellor Elisha H Groves Receieved Sept 5th AD 1836 of Willford Woodruff fifty Dollars for the purpose of entering land within the state of Missouri Thomas B. Marsh Elisha H Groves September 6, 1836 ~ Tuesday Sept 6th Spent the day at Brother Thomas'es in writing in the evening I rode in company with Elder Benjamin Clapp on the road to Paducah to visit
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    THE DESERET NEWS. TRUTH AND LIBERTY. No. 19. FILLMORE CITY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1858. VOL VIII. [Column 1] HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. (FROM HIS OWN PEN.) -[CONTINUED.]- March 2—We cut down a large cotton wood tree, and in two days dug out a canoe four feet wide and twelve long, put on a pair of oars and then rowed down the Arkansas river, 125 miles to Little Rock, begging our food by the way, a meal ...
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    with a high circulation of blood and blistered hands; but our horses leapt the bank, and we went on our way to the Sandy, which we swam, and spent the night at Thomas Frazer's. —30—We preached at Mr. David Crider's, also on Sunday the 31st, where we were threatened by a mob. I baptized Mr. Crider amid the scoffs of the rabble, who went in the night and poisoned both of our horses; the one which I rode, belonging to ...
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    camped for the night May 1, 1852 ~ Saturday May 1st Started before breakfast & rode 8 miles & fed then than went off the road & had to make a new road went to a Creek & camped for the night in a snow storm May 2, 1852 ~ Sunday 2nd Rode to Ceder Springs & nooned then rode to Filmore City & spent the night it was and exceding cold day with frost May 3, 1852 ~ Monday ...
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    May 12, 1852 ~ Wednesday May 12th The Rodeometer made the whole distance from Great Salt Lake City via Sanpete to Ceder Fort 314 1/2 miles 314 1/2 mils [FIGURE] we met to day to organize the High Counsel & presidency of the stake &c at Paroan having returned there this morning John L Smith was appointed President of the Stake. John Steel 1st & Henry Lunt 2nd Councellors