Babbitt, Almon W. (Almon Whiting), 1813-1856
- Existence: 1813 - 1856
Citation:Joseph Smith Papers, via WWW, April 17, 2014 (born on October 9, 1813, in Cheshire, Massachussetts; parents Ira Babbitt and Nancy Crosier; In 1830, he was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 1831 and 1833 respectively; served two missions to New York; November 23, 1833, he married Julia Ann Johnson in Kirtland, Ohio; joined the Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri in 1834; appointed as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy in 1835 and served another mission to Canada in 1837; appointed as president of Kirtland stake in 1840; disfellowshipped in 1841; fellowship was restored in 1843; high profile callings and leadership positions in Illinois; commander of the Ramus militia; member of the Council of the Fifty; 1846 he became the postmaster of Nauvoo, Illinois; family migrated to the Salt Lake Valley in 1849 where Babbitt was succesful in local politics; delegate to U.S. Congress for the state of Deseret in 1849; appointed as secretary of Utah Territory in 1852; disfellowshipped in 1849 and 1851; excommunicated from the Church in May 1854; killed in September 1856 at Ash Hollow, Nebraska Territory.
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Rufus C. Allen commission
Printed appointment with handwritten entry of Rufus C. Allen as a captain, Company F, Battalion of Infantry, Cedar and Harmony Posts, Nauvoo Legion.
Almon W. Babbitt estate record
Handwritten estate record from a copy book. The item deals with the estate of Almon W. Babbitt who had recently died.
Almon W. Babbitt legal documents
Holographs. The collection includes legal documents concerning various cases in which Babbitt represented clients in the Hancock County, Illinois, courts.
Almon W. Babbitt legal papers
Handwritten legal documents. The items relate to Babbitt's career as a lawyer and to the settling of his estate.
Almon W. Babbitt receipts
Handwritten receipt of a freight bill for an amount of $818.23. Also included is a handwritten receipt relating to the Babbitt estate signed by Hosea Stout which deals with the delegation of Babbitt's possessions.
Curtis E. Bolton receipt, 1857 : Great Salt Lake City, Utah Territory
Signed receipt showing Bolton received two dollars from W.H. Hooper, administrator of A.W. Babbitt's estate, for "acknowledgement and seal of papers of O.P. Rockwell."
Brigham Young certificate of appointment for W. S. S. Willis
Printed form with handwritten notations. The item is dated 11 March 1851 and signed by Almon W. Babbitt and Brigham Young, second president of the Mormon Church. W. S. S. Willis is appointed as captain of Company B, Battalion of Infantry in Lehi, Utah.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints promissory note
Photocopy of a handwritten note. The item was issued by the Nauvoo Committee and signed by Almon W. Babbitt, Joseph Leland Hewywood, and John S. Fullmer. The Mormon Church promises payment of $403.94 to Amos Davis.
Hancock County (Ill.) Circuit Court legal documents
Collection contains about 750 documents relating to some 250 actions arising in justice of the peace or circuit courts in Hancock County, Illinois. Also includes a letter from David Martin concerning part of the collection and indexes to court cases involving Joseph Smith Jr. and the autographs of those who martyred Smith.
Hancock County (Ill.) deposition
Signed documents concerning a debt of $20,000 owed to Isaac Galland by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for land near Nauvoo, Illinois. Galland affirms that the successors to Joseph Smith are fleeing the jurisidiction of the Illinois courts without paying the debt.
- Politics, Government, and Law 11
- Civil Procedure and Courts 8
- Letters 4
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3
- Correspondence 3
- Material Types 3
- Receipts (Acknowledgments) 3
- Church Government 2
- Estates (Law) -- Utah -- History -- Sources 2
- Hancock County (Ill.) -- History 2
- Law -- Utah -- History 2
- Legal instruments 2
- Military 2
- Mormons -- Utah -- History 2
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History 2
- Administration of estates -- United States -- History 1
- Administration of estates -- Utah -- History 1
- Affidavits 1
- Bills 1
- Bonds 1
- Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce 1
- Certificates 1
- City Planning 1
- Excommunication -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1
- Interviews 1
- Law -- Utah -- Salt Lake County -- History -- Sources 1
- Lawyers -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History 1
- Lehi (Utah) -- History 1
- Lists 1
- Manuscripts 1
- Mormon Church -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History 1
- Mormon Church -- Presidents -- Autographs 1
- Mormon Church -- Presidents -- History 1
- Mormons -- Illinois -- Nauvoo -- History 1
- Mormons -- Utah -- Biography 1
- Mormons -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History 1
- Nauvoo (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century 1
- Politicians -- Utah -- Salt Lake City -- History 1
- Postcards 1
- Promissory notes 1
- Retail trade 1
- Salt Lake City (Utah) 1
- Salt Lake City (Utah) -- History 1
- Salt Lake County (Utah) -- History 1
- Stock ownership -- Utah -- History 1
- Summonses 1
- Wills -- Utah -- History -- Sources 1 + ∧ less