Zelph was a Lamanite warrior who fought with the Nephites under the prophet Onandagus. His history was revealed to Joseph Smith in a vision. He is a scriptural figure referred to by Wilford Woodruff.
Zelph (BofM) Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/zelph-bofm, accessed 14 Sep. 2023). History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834], 3 Jun. 1834, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/, accessed 20 Sep. 2023).
Excerpt:May 1834 we visited many of the mounds which were flung up by the ancient inhabitants of this Continent probably by the Nephites & Lamanites[.] we visited one of these Mounds [Printed between lines of cursive text] *considerd to be 300 feet above the level of the Illinois river three persons dug into the mound & found a dody. Elder Milton Holmes took the arrow out of the back bones that killed Zelph & brought it with some ...Dates:May 1, 1834
Excerpt:LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL. ing day we continued our journey. We pitched our tents at night and had prayers night and morning. The Prophet told us every day what we should do. We were nearly all young men, gathered from all parts of the country, and strangers to each other; but we got acquainted very soon, and had a happy time together. It was a great school for us to be led by a Prophet of God thousand miles, through cities, towns, villages, and through the wilderness. When persons stood by to count ...Dates:June 19, 1834 June 24, 1834
Excerpt:AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF. [Column 1] April 11th, 1834—With my horses and wagon I took Brothers Harry Brown and Warren Ingles and started for Zion. I met with Orson Pratt, John Murdoch and other elders on the way, and ar- rived in Kirtland on the 25th day of April, 1834. The Prophet Joseph invited me to make his house my home; I accepted his offer, and staid with him about one ...Dates:April 11, 1834 April 25, 1834 May 1, 1834 May 6, 1834 May 7, 1834 June 19, 1834 June 24, 1834
Excerpt:19th we passed through Vandalia ^Indiapnapolis^ the People threatened us said we should not pass through their town but we went thr[ou]gh undisturbed the people seemed filled with fear at night we encamped on [illegible] where we lost one horse Wednesday 21 we forded White River. Sunday 25 we arived at the state Line of Illinois. we had no meeting to day but attended to Baking, washing, & preparing to resume our Journey which we did do on Monday 26, and at ...Dates:May 19, 1834 May 21, 1834 May 25, 1834 May 26, 1834 May 27, 1834 May 28, 1834 May 31, 1834 June 1, 1834 June 2, 1834 June 3, 1834