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Lyman Wight

Information regarding Lyman Wight

  • Apostle number:  21
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  18
  • Date of birth: May 9, 1796
  • Place of birth:   Fairfield, Herkimer County, New York
  • Date of apostolic ordination:  April 8, 1841
  • Age when ordained apostle:  44 years 10 months
  • End of apostolic service:  December 3, 1848
  • Total apostolic years:  07 years 07 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:   April 8, 1841
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:  07 years 07 months
  • Date of death:  March 31, 1858
  • Age at death:  61 years 10 months
  • Place of death:  Mountain Valley, Bandera County, Texas
  • Remarks After the death of Joseph Smith, Lyman Wight felt compelled to follow the orders Joseph Smith had given him to find a safe haven for the Latter-day Saints in the Republic of Texas. Brigham Young tried several times to get Wight and his group to join the main body of Mormonism in Utah, but Wight refused each time. Wight was eventually excommunicated in December 1848.

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