Minutes, 24 August 1835

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August 24th 1835
Minutes of the of the held by the Presidency of the same.
It was decided after due deliberation that be ordained an and go forth to preach the gospel: and that he situate his family in if his circumstances permit, and that his sons and Lyman and his son in law , Elders, also situate their families here or else where and go forth also and preach the gospel. It was voted that President ordain brother an Elder which after prayer he accordingly did.
It was also further decided that brethren & go to this fall to purchase land for the church in Essex N. Y. according to previous appointment by the voice of said church.
Closed by prayer of the
Clerk. [p. 107]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    At the time of the Stevens family’s conversion in March 1831, they had moved from New York to Huron County, Ohio. It is unclear if Jonathan’s family was still residing in Huron County in 1835. (Lyman Stevens, “History of Lyman Stevens,” [1], Obituary Notices and Biographies, CHL.)  

    Obituary Notices and Biographies, 1854–1877. CHL. MS 4760.

  2. 2

    Page married Lavona Stevens on 26 December 1833. (Huron Co., OH, Probate Court, Marriage Records, 1818–1934, vol. 1, p. 202, microfilm 410,258, U.S. and Canada Record Collection, FHL.)  

    U.S. and Canada Record Collection. FHL.

  3. 3

    Lyman did not marry until the following January, so he apparently did not have a family to relocate. The location of Uzziel Stevens’s wife, Sophia Coleman Stevens, is unknown. (Lyman Stevens, “History of Lyman Stevens,” [1], Obituary Notices and Biographies, CHL.)  

    Obituary Notices and Biographies, 1854–1877. CHL. MS 4760.

  4. 4

    See Revelation, 16–17 Dec. 1833 [D&C 101:69–75]; and Revelation, 24 Feb. 1834 [D&C 103:22–24].  

  5. 5

    Elsewhere this is referred to as the Lewis, New York, branch. Lewis Township is located in Essex County.