Lyman Wight

Lyman Wight (1796-1858) was born 9 May 1796 in Fairfield, Herkimer Co., New York. He was the son of Levi Wight Jr. and Sarah Corbin. He married Harriet Benton in 1823 in Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 14 Nov. 1830. He and Wilford Woodruff served together in various church positions from about 1834 to about 1848, and they corresponded occasionally until 1858. He died 31 Mar. 1858 in Texas.


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    with those men who are going away to take a ^& taking^ company with them, that they shall take all they can but ^although^ the Twelve will blow it up in public but ^yet^ privately ^they^ wish it to go on, but if it was the last words I had to say before going into the Eternal world I would swear by the Holy Trinity that it was ^is^ utterly fals and not a word of truth in it, their is no man ^that has^ any right to lead away one soul out ...
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    August 20, 1844 ~ Tuesday 20th I spent the day at home writing August 21, 1844 ~ Wednesday 21st I met in council with the Twelve by the request of Elder Lyman Wight as he wished some council, but he was sick and could not attend so the council dispersed. In the afternoon Elders B. Young H. C. Kimball W. Richards and J. Taylor each in company with his Lady ...
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    untill God has given ^thee^ the desires of thy heart in seeing the Keys of the Kingdom of God held in the hands of thy Posterity so planted in the earth that they shall never be taken from it untill he reigns whose right it is to reign. Let thy heart be comforted in the midst of thy sorrow, for thou shalt be had in honorable remem berance forever in the congregations of the righteous thou shalt be remembered in thy wants during the remainder of thy day, and when thou art ...
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    Mrs Woodruff informing me of the birth of a daughter 17 days after I left home the babe not 3 days old when I left home, mother & child doing [FIGURE] well I was truly glad to hear from home I dined with Br Ilus Carter I [FIGURE] wrote a letter in answer to Mrs Woodruff & attended meeting with the Saints & spent the night with Br Foster August 25, 1843 ~ Friday 25th I attended baptism in the ...
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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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    May 1834 1834-06-08It excited the curiosity of people more to See Such a Company of people traveling through the country in perfect order people came forth out of there houses to behold the Scene and thou sands of questions were asked concer ning our movements. We had seve ral rivers to ferry and when we arived at Salt River we pitched our tents to remain stationary for several days and 1834-06-09on the day following our arival at Salt River we were joined by Brother Lyman Wight and the company of Brethren ...
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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. — — 1238 ...
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    of the church in Quincy voted that Elder Jonathan Dunham be reproved for calling a conference in Springfield but more esspecially for cherishing & fellowshiping that wrong spirit of Brewsters they also voted that that Elder Dunham make confession & satisfaction to the church in Springfield before he procede on his Journey. The council then adjourned untill early candle light at which time they met & continued untill midnight & then adjourned. I returned to Br Hales & spent the night March 18 ...
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    April 27, 1839 ~ Saturday April 27th We had entered into a covenant to see the poor saints all mooved out of Missouri into Illinois that they might be delivered from under the hand of such vile persecution & we have spared no pains to accomplish this object untill the Lord hath given us the desires of our hearts in this thing & we have now the last company of the poor with us that can be removed. Br Parley P Pratt one of the Twelve &
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    Lyman Wight for presenting the subject of politicks through the public press in a manner that was derogatory to the character of the church & closing up what public feeling there was manifest in our favor May 13, 1839 ~ Monday to May 14, 1839 ~ Tuesday 13th & 14th I spent in preparing myself to move to Commerce or Montrose in the Ioway Territory. I [FIGURE] wrote a Letter to Elder Milton Holmes by the direction of the Twelve informing him of his ...