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Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Lyman Wight

Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources: Lyman Wight, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Lyman Wight, Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources (2021)

Lyman Wight

(1796–1858)

Lyman Wight was born in Fairfield, New York. He married Harriet Benton in 1823. In November 1830, he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and ordained an elder. During 1831 and 1832, he served missions to Missouri, Ohio, and Virginia (see Doctrine and Covenants 52:3, 7). In November 1833, he and other Latter-day Saints were expelled from Jackson County, Missouri. The following year, he helped recruit volunteers for and participated in the Camp of Israel expedition (see Doctrine and Covenants 103:30). He moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, in 1837 and to Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Missouri, where he served in the stake presidency, in 1838. During 1838 and 1839, he was imprisoned with Joseph Smith in different parts of Missouri. Wight eventually moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Between 1841 and 1844, he served several missions in the United States (see Doctrine and Covenants 124:18). He was admitted to the Council of Fifty in May 1844, but he was rejected from the council in February 1845. The following November, he led a company of Latter-day Saints from Wisconsin Territory to the Republic of Texas. Wight was excommunicated in 1848.

References in the Doctrine and Covenants

Doctrine and Covenants 52, 103124