Friday, March 12, 2010

Church History in the Family - Doctrine and Covenants

  1. D&C 124: 141
    141 And again, I say unto you, I give unto you Vinson Knight, Samuel H. Smith, and Shadrach Roundy, if he will receive it, to preside over the abishopric; a knowledge of said bishopric is given unto you in the book of Doctrine and Covenants.
Shadrach ROUNDY (1789-1872) and Betsey QUIMBY (1795-1880)

Shadrach ROUNDY

Son of Uriah Roundy and Lucretia Needham. Married Betsy Quimby (born 1795 in Vermont) 22 June 1814. [Betsey was the daughter of Moses QUIMBY (1755-1840) and Hannah KENNEDY (1756-1805).] Ten children: Lauren Hotchkiss, Julia Rebecca, Lorenzo Wesley, Lauretta, Samantha, Jared Curtis, Almeda Sophia, William Felshaw, Nancy Jane, and Malinda. Moved to Onondaga County, New York, by 1815. Baptized 23 January 1831. Ordained elder 16 May 1832 by Orson Hyde and Samuel H. Smith. Moved to Kirtland by 1834. Worked on Kirtland Temple. Received blessing for working on Kirtland Temple 7 March 1835. Ordained seventy in Kirtland about March 1836. Moved to Far West, Missouri, by 1838. Present in Far West 26 April 1839, when members of Twelve Apostles left for missions to England. Expelled from Missouri 1839. Located temporarily in Warsaw, Illinois, 1839. Moved to Nauvoo about 1840. Appointed by revelation to assume bishopric under leadership of Vinson Knight 19 January 1841. Member of Nauvoo Legion 4 February 1841. Ordained high priest by 1842. Temporary member of Nauvoo high council 1842. Initiated into Masonry 1842. Nauvoo policeman 29 December 1843. Member of Nauvoo Mercantile and Mechanical Association 13 January 1845. Appointed by Brigham Young to organize company of one hundred to locate in California October 1845. Plan did not materialize. Bodyguard to Joseph Smith. Member of Council of Fifty. Received endowment 25 December 1845. Left Nauvoo for West 1846. Arrived in Salt Lake Valley July 1847. Member of Salt Lake high council 1847-48. Assisted in bringing poor emigrants from Midwest to Salt Lake Valley. Bishop of Salt Lake Sixteenth Ward 14 April 1849-56.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Wow! What a motherload of information. Shadrach Roundy was my great great grandfather. Thank you for your blog