Minutes, 12 September 1831

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Minutes of a held in Geauga County Ohio Sept. 12, 1831.
Present.
Joseph Smith jr.
Upon sufficient or satisfactory testimony to this Conference, it was voted that our brethren George Miller, a in the Church of Shalersville, John Woodard an Elder in the Church of , and Benjamin Bragg a Priest in the Church of Warrensville, be silenced from ministering in their respective offices.
, Clerk of Conference. [p. 6]

Footnotes

  1. 1

    This conference was probably held in the morning, because JS and his family moved to Hiram, approximately thirty miles southeast of Kirtland, this same day. (See JS History, vol. A-1, 153.)  

  2. 2

    In late 1830 or early 1831, John Murdock preached in Orange, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Warrensville, Ohio, and baptized several individuals, including John and Eunice Woodard. John Woodard attended the June 1831 conference just outside of Kirtland and is listed in the minutes as an elder. In May 1831, Reynolds Cahoon visited the church in Orange and “found some verry far from the truth.” (Murdock, Autobiography and Journal, 18; Minutes, ca. 3–4 June 1831; Cahoon, Diary, May 1831.)  

    Murdock, John. Autobiography, ca. 1859–1867. John Murdock, Journal and Autobiography, ca. 1830–1867. CHL. MS 1194, fd. 4.

    Cahoon, Reynolds. Diaries, 1831–1832. CHL. MS 1115.

  3. 3

    John Murdock baptized Bragg in Warrensville, Ohio, either in late 1830 or early 1831. Warrensville is located just west of Orange. (Murdock, Autobiography and Journal, 18.)  

    Murdock, John. Autobiography, ca. 1859–1867. John Murdock, Journal and Autobiography, ca. 1830–1867. CHL. MS 1194, fd. 4.