Thankful Halsey Hand Pratt

Thankful Halsey Hand Pratt (1797-1837) was born 18 Mar. 1797 in New Lebanon, Columbia Co., New York. She was the daughter of William Halsey and Thankfull Cooper. She married Mr. Hand; widowed before 9 Sep. 1827. She married Parley Parker Pratt on 9 Sep. 1827 in Canaan, Columbia Co., New York, and they had one child. She was baptized 1830 in New York. She died 25 Mar. 1837 in Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio and Wilford Woodruff attended her funeral.


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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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    all be restored again.— Paul says I die da^i^ly [1 Corinthians 15:31] brother Joseph says that he actually died and was raised to life again— says the beasts that he fought with at Epesus often killed him and he came to life again— if so Willford why may not our little Sarah be raised to life again— He, brother Joseph has brought forth many new things this season.— There has been quite a number of deaths ...
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    that undertake it if they do not spedily repent they will go to hell and burn their fingers. He reproved the people sharply for their sins darkness and unbelief the power of God rested upon him and bore testimony that what he said ^his sayings^ was true. His discourse was not reported and here cannot be given. He also addressed the people again on Sunday the 26th March 24th I left my school to make some preparations for my Endowment March 23rd This day was spent in the Temple ...
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    [sideways text] April 6th Conference commences here to day and I am now sitting at sister Taylors table writting I rode down here yesterday to go to meeting but the weather is dull and damp and I think it not wisdom to [illegible] go uoout to day. Willford is 2 weeks old to day and I feal quite smart. Commerce is building up verry fast, there was one thousand people came in yesterday some to attend the conference but the most of them to live there. brothe ...
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    The history and travels of Zions Camp, led by the prophet Joseph Smith from Kirtland Ohio to Clay County Missouri in the Spring of 1834. Written by Wilford Woodruff Assistant Historian, who was a member of Zions Camp The Saints of God were driven from Jackson County into Clay County about the 13th of November 1833 on which night were the signs in the Heavens of the falling of the Stars, see History of the Church, Millennial Star Vol. 18 Page 583. After the Saints ...
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    in the grave or leaning on their staff for very age. There is Parley Pratt, jun., who has just spoken. I remember the day of his birth very well, for his mother died the day he was born, and I atten- ded her funeral. Now he has grown to be a man, and I rejoice to hear him bear testimony of the work of God in connection with the o[t]her young brethren: it does my soul good to see them coming on to the stage of action. I realize ...
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    to silence for the murmerers saw that he stood in the power of a Prophet of the Lord God. The next month was principally spent in my attending school and some interesting meetings and preparing myself for my endowments which I was soon to have the privilege of receiving in the Temple of the Lord with many others. On March 23rd I went up to the House of the Lord at an early hour in the morning to spend the day in prayer and fasting with the Saints in
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    wife of Elder P. P. Pratt one of the Twelve Apostles. Sister Pratt died March 25 1837. On Monday, the following day I signed fifty dollars for the building of the House of the Lord in Zion. The subscription list was in the hands of Elder Elisha H. Groves of Several subsequent days I spent in perusing the outlines of ancient and modern history by the Rev. Royal Robbins. The reflective mind is struck with deep sensibility in viewing the ...