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Wight, Lyman



Lyman Wight (1796-1858) was an early apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the leader of a splinter group in Texas.

His An address, c1989: t.p. (Lyman Wight)

Wight, J. B. The wild ram of the mountain, c1996: t.p. (Lyman Wight) p. 23 (b. May 9, 1796) p. 426 (d. Mar. 31, 1858)

Wikipedia, Aug. 30, 2011 (Lyman Wight; b. in Fairfield, N.Y.; d. in Mountain Valley, Tex.; early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement; fought in the War of 1812; joined Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1830 in Kirtland, Ohio; moved to Jackson County, Mo. in 1831; removed to Clay County, Mo. in 1834; participated in Zion's Camp in 1834; settled in Daviess County, Mo. in 1838; participated in the 1838 Mormon War, imprisoned with Joseph Smith; escaped custody to Ill. in 1839; ordained as an apostle in 1841; operated Church mill in Wis.; established a settlement of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tex. in 1845; excommunicated from Church in 1848)

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Circuit Court recognizance

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233294278]
Identifier: Vault MSS 691
Scope and Contents

Handwritten bond dated September 7, 1838, signed by Joseph Smith, Jr. and others before Judge Austin King of the 5th Judicial Circuit Court. The bond was for $500.00 and bound Joseph Smith, Jr. and Lyman Wight over to the court.

Dates: 1838 September 7

Daviess County (Mo.) court order

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308352]
Identifier: MSS SC 1046
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a change of venue order. "Caleb Baldwin, Lyman Wight, Joseph Smith Jr. and others" were charged with arson. The judge ordered them transferred to Boone County where he thought they could receive a fair trial.

Dates: 1839

Davis Bitton papers on Lyman Wight, 1849-1996

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7441 Series 7
Scope and Contents

Contains documents created by or collected by Bitton regarding Lyman Wight dating from 1849-1996.

Dates: 1849-1996

David L. Laughlin research files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2327
Scope and Contents This collection contains research files, correspondence, bibliographical data, photographs, theses, and photocopies of manuscript documents concerning the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas in the 19th and early 20th century. A majority of the research files focus on Lyman Wight and the LDS Colony he established. Other subjects include milling in Texas and early LDS pioneers George Miller, Davis Henry Bays, Charles Waldo Bays, and Robert Franklin McBride....
Dates: 1989-1993

William Morgan certificate

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230308345]
Identifier: MSS SC 1045
Scope and Contents

Account certifying that Joseph Smith, Caleb Baldwin, and Lyman Wight escaped from Morgan "without the common concent or negligence of myself or gard" on April 16, 1839. The item was written on July 6, 1839. Morgan and others were escorting the prisoners to Boone County to be tried for various crimes.

Dates: 1839

Mormon colonies in Texas

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 162
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of published and unpublished articles dealing with Mormon settlements in three counties of Texas led by Lyman Wight. Also included are letters of enquiry by Elray L. Christiansen, the mission president for the Mormon Church in Texas.

Dates: 1845-1858, 1896-1974

P. J. Sanders and J. F. Curtis debate transcripts

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197225536843]
Identifier: MSS 2018
Scope and Contents The debates between Peter James Sanders of the Mormon Church and James Frank Curtis of the Reorganized Mormon Church were held 4-7 Aug. 1908 in the Murray Opera House in Murray, Utah. The collection includes transcripts of the debates and biographical information regarding Sanders and Curtis. The issues covered in the debates include the succession in the leadership of the Mormon Church following the death of Joseph Smith (1805-1844), the first president of the Mormon Church, and Mormon...
Dates: 1908

Preston Thomas diaries

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 739
Scope and Contents Typewritten copies of diaries. The journals were typed by Thomas' son, Daniel H. Thomas, and entitled: "Preston Thomas: His Life and Travels." Daniel often provided introductory material between sections of the diaries. Most of the journals relate to the five missions on which he served for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of these were in Texas and the other southern States. On one of these missions from 1848 to 1849, Preston visited Lyman Wight, the leader of a...
Dates: 1874-1877

Lyman Wight records of baptisms for the dead

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 793
Scope and Contents

The collection contains three original manuscripts and their photocopies dated: 21 February, 22 February, and 24 February 1857, recording the names of persons in the Lyman Wight off-shoot group, who performed baptisms for their dead ancestors, whose names are also recorded. These documents are apparently the first discovered showing that this Texas group practiced this ordinance.

Dates: 1857 February

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Collection 8
Archival Object 1
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 4
Civil Procedure and Courts 3
Politics, Government, and Law 3
Articles 2
Bandera County (Tex.) 2