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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Provo Ward (Provo, Utah)



  • Existence: 1851 - 1852


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Provo Ward (1851-1852) was an ecclesiastical unit of the Church in Provo, Utah.

Provo Ward was established by Brigham Young on March 19, 1851 as part of the newly formed Utah Stake. Elias Hicks Blackburn was bishop. Provo Ward was divided into five separate wards in August 1852.

Historical Provo, Utah Stake, via WWW, April 17, 2020 (Utah Stake; organized by Brigham Young in Provo on March 19, 1851, managed several wards throughout Utah County; early records also refer to the Utah Stake as "Provo Stake" and the "Stake of Zion in Utah Valley"; the first wards in this stake were Provo, Evansville (Lehi), American Fork, Pleasant Grove, Springville, Spanish Fork, and Peteetneet (Payson)) ǂu

Encyclopedic history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1941: page 685 (Provo 3rd Ward was created in August 1852 when the newly surveyed city of Provo was divided into five bishop's wards; Elias H. Blackburn, who had previously acted as Bishop of the whole colony was chosen as bishop of Provo 3rd Ward)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Elias Hicks Blackburn papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233294799], Folder: 2, 3, 6
Identifier: Vault MSS 785
Scope and Contents Contains records on the early ecclesiastical history of Provo, Utah. Records include accounts of sermons of the period by several prominent leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the Mormon Reformation, and document the response of the community, including rebaptisms and Church disciplinary matters. Also includes Blackburn's personal family record, and records of donations by Loa (Utah) Ward members for the building of the Manti Temple during Blackburn's tenure as...
Dates: 1851-1887

Record of Bishop Elias H. Blackburn, Bishop of Provo City, Utah Territory

 Digital Record
Identifier: VMSS785_I3_B1_F5
Dates: 1851-1879

Record of Bishop Elias H. Blackburn, Bishop of Provo City, Utah Territory, 1851-1879

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233294799], Folder: 5
Identifier: Vault MSS 785 Item 3
Scope and Contents

Record book kept by Elias Blackburn as Bishop of Provo. Includes minutes of bishop's courts and disciplinary trials. Also includes a record of the families living in Provo in other records of church membership and activity in the wards in Provo in the early 1850s. Also includes a patriarchal blessing for Elizabeth Blackburn, given by Emer Harris in 1854. Also “A Family Record of Elias Hicks Blackburn...” Dated 1851-1879.

Dates: 1851-1879

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