Today in Mormon History - Mar 01

Today in Mormon History ...

Mark Hofmann, student at Utah State University, writes: "Today I just found out the story of Grandpa's and Grandma's wedding." His grandfather, William Gailey Sears had taken his grandmother, Alethia Call as a post-manifesto, plural wife on February 21, 1906. The wedding was performed by stake president Joseph Summerhays with permission from President Joseph F. Smith. (1)
-- 30 years ago - Mar 1, 1980

Lewis Dana of the Oneida tribe is admitted to full membership in the Council of Fifty. A group of eight men are chosen "to fill Josephs measures originally adopted by this Council by going West to seek out a location and a home . . . the Council finally agreed to send out a company with Brother Dana . . . These brethren are expected to start immediately after Conference and proceed from tribe to tribe, to unite the Lamanites and find a home for the saints." John D. Lee is also among those admitted to the Council of Fifty on this day (1)
-- 165 years ago - Mar 1, 1845

Alex Campbell tells of a man reporting a vision where he saw the Savior at the tree tops and gave him forgiveness. (2)
-- 190 years ago - Mar 1, 1820

1 - On This Day in Mormon History,
2 - Tidd, N. R., "Mormon Chronology,"

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