JS and others, Blessing, to , , Geauga Co., OH, 1 Mar. 1835. Featured version copied [not before 25 Feb. 1836] in Minute Book 1, p. 185; handwriting of ; CHL. For more complete source information, see the source note for Minute Book 1.
Being an , in the , his office was confirmed upon him and great blessings pronounced upon him. That he should be a consoler and comforter of the poor so long as he should live & that he should have visions of Heaven. &c. Amen [p. 185]
Hiram Winters (1805–1889) was listed in the 1830 census as living in Ellicott, New York, where he operated a sawmill. He was baptized in June 1833 and moved to Kirtland probably sometime in November 1833. He remembered his ordination blessing occurring “under the hands of the Prophet Joseph Smith.” (1830 U.S. Census, Ellicott, Chautauqua Co., NY, 327; Olsen, Among the Remnant Who Lingered, 12, 15, 19, 26, 86.)
Census (U.S.) / U.S. Bureau of the Census. Population Schedules. Microfilm. FHL.
Olsen, Beth Radmall. Among the Remnant Who Lingered: The History of Rebecca Burdick and Hiram Winters and Their Families. Orem, UT: Micro Dynamics Electronic Publishing, 1997.