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Joseph Stacy Murdock

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hamilton, Madison, New York, Usa
Death: Died in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, USA
Cause of death: Died of Pneumonia
Place of Burial: Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, Usa
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Murdock and Sally Murdock
Husband of Adeline Louise Fountain; Eunice Murdock; Eliza Murdock; Pernetta Sweet Murdock; Elizabeth Murdock and 7 others
Father of Pickett Albert Murdock; Pernetta Sweet Murdock; Eliza Rocksina Brown; John Heber Murdock; Sarah Ann Lindsay and 46 others
Brother of Betsy Bonny Murdock; Sarah Annadella Murdock; unknown Murdock; John Dean Murdock; Sarah Saloma Murdock and 3 others

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About Joseph Stacy Murdock

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Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Joseph Stacy Murdock (June 26, 1822 – February 14, 1899) was an American colonizer, leader, and Latter-day Saint hymn writer. He wrote the words to "Come Listen to a Prophet's Voice."..."

"...Joseph was born in upstate New York in 1822. While there, he married Eunice Sweet. He and his family were taught by a Latter-day Saint missionary and were baptized into that church. They had a desire to live with others of their faith and moved to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1841..."

"...He and his wife migrated with the Mormon population to the Utah Territory in Daniel Spencer's 1847 Mormon pioneer company..."

"...Joseph Murdock was asked by Brigham Young to enter the practice of plural marriage and was sent to jail for doing so in 1889. He had six wives: Eunice Sweet, Eliza Clark, Adeline Warner, Jane Sharp, Elizabeth Hunter, and Pernetta. He also had 32 children..."

"...He died of pneumonia at the age of 76 on February 14, 1899..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Joseph S. Murdock', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 November 2010, 23:19 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Joseph_S._Murdock&oldid=396597753> [accessed 15 March 2011]

-------------------- Joseph Stacy Murdock was an early Mormon pioneer and colonizer of the West. He was a contemporary of Joseph Smith the founder of the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and served the prophet as a body guard. He had a long and eventful life and lived on the ragged edge of the Mormon frontier. Joseph Murdock and his family originated from Hamilton, New York and while living there joined the Mormon church and shortly thereafter moved with the body of the Church to Nauvoo, Illinois. At Nauvoo, he suffered scorn and abuse along with the Prophet and the other saints. After the Church was expelled from Nauvoo, he lived through the hard times at Winter Quarters and came west to Utah with the second pioneer band in 1847. In Utah Territory, he became a strong arm for Brigham Young and helped pioneer Davis County, White's Fort and American Fork. He served a special mission to bring mail from the Green River in Wyoming to Salt Lake City. Later, he settled the Carson Valley in Nevada, but had to abandon everything to return to Salt Lake City to fight in the Utah War. Afterwards, under the direction of Brigham Young, he was called to preside as the first Mormon bishop in the Heber Valley of Utah. During Utah's Black Hawk Indian War he served as a peacemaker by making a treaty with a band of the Ute Indians. He then was sent to colonize the Muddy River territory of Nevada - a terrible experience in which he and his family suffered greatly. During his days as a new member, Joseph Smith once stated that Joseph Murdock would one day have a large posterity - something he could not understand since he and his first wife were childless. But later he lived the Mormon practice of "plural marriage," and eventually have five wives - one of which was a full-blooded Shoshone Indian – and many children. Today, his posterity is in the many tens of thousands; scattered across the Intermountain West and throughout the United States. The life of Joseph Murdock was one of adventure. The times in which he lived spanned an era from the first western settlements in the Great Basin area of the American west to the dawn of the twentieth century, from Indian villages to modern cities, from ox teams to gas powered automobiles. (adapted from "Advancing the Mormon Frontier: The Life and Times of Joseph Stacy Murdock," by George Thompson)

-------------------- Joseph Stacy Murdock was an early Mormon pioneer and colonizer of the West. He was a contemporary of Joseph Smith the founder of the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and served the prophet as a body guard. He had a long and eventful life and lived on the ragged edge of the Mormon frontier. Joseph Murdock and his family originated from Hamilton, New York and while living there joined the Mormon church and shortly thereafter moved with the body of the Church to Nauvoo, Illinois. At Nauvoo, he suffered scorn and abuse along with the Prophet and the other saints. After the Church was expelled from Nauvoo, he lived through the hard times at Winter Quarters and came west to Utah with the second pioneer band in 1847. In Utah Territory, he became a strong arm for Brigham Young and helped pioneer Davis County, White's Fort and American Fork. He served a special mission to bring mail from the Green River in Wyoming to Salt Lake City. Later, he settled the Carson Valley in Nevada, but had to abandon everything to return to Salt Lake City to fight in the Utah War. Afterwards, under the direction of Brigham Young, he was called to preside as the first Mormon bishop in the Heber Valley of Utah. During Utah's Black Hawk Indian War he served as a peacemaker by making a treaty with a band of the Ute Indians. He then was sent to colonize the Muddy River territory of Nevada - a terrible experience in which he and his family suffered greatly. During his days as a new member, Joseph Smith once stated that Joseph Murdock would one day have a large posterity - something he could not understand since he and his first wife were childless. But later he lived the Mormon practice of "plural marriage," and eventually have five wives - one of which was a full-blooded Shoshone Indian – and many children. Today, his posterity is in the many tens of thousands; scattered across the Intermountain West and throughout the United States. The life of Joseph Murdock was one of adventure. The times in which he lived spanned an era from the first western settlements in the Great Basin area of the American west to the dawn of the twentieth century, from Indian villages to modern cities, from ox teams to gas powered automobiles. (adapted from "Advancing the Mormon Frontier: The Life and Times of Joseph Stacy Murdock," by George Thompson)

-------------------- Joseph Stacy Murdock was an early Mormon pioneer and colonizer of the West. He was a contemporary of Joseph Smith the founder of the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and served the prophet as a body guard. He had a long and eventful life and lived on the ragged edge of the Mormon frontier. Joseph Murdock and his family originated from Hamilton, New York and while living there joined the Mormon church and shortly thereafter moved with the body of the Church to Nauvoo, Illinois. At Nauvoo, he suffered scorn and abuse along with the Prophet and the other saints. After the Church was expelled from Nauvoo, he lived through the hard times at Winter Quarters and came west to Utah with the second pioneer band in 1847. In Utah Territory, he became a strong arm for Brigham Young and helped pioneer Davis County, White's Fort and American Fork. He served a special mission to bring mail from the Green River in Wyoming to Salt Lake City. Later, he settled the Carson Valley in Nevada, but had to abandon everything to return to Salt Lake City to fight in the Utah War. Afterwards, under the direction of Brigham Young, he was called to preside as the first Mormon bishop in the Heber Valley of Utah. During Utah's Black Hawk Indian War he served as a peacemaker by making a treaty with a band of the Ute Indians. He then was sent to colonize the Muddy River territory of Nevada - a terrible experience in which he and his family suffered greatly. During his days as a new member, Joseph Smith once stated that Joseph Murdock would one day have a large posterity - something he could not understand since he and his first wife were childless. But later he lived the Mormon practice of "plural marriage," and eventually have five wives - one of which was a full-blooded Shoshone Indian – and many children. Today, his posterity is in the many tens of thousands; scattered across the Intermountain West and throughout the United States. The life of Joseph Murdock was one of adventure. The times in which he lived spanned an era from the first western settlements in the Great Basin area of the American west to the dawn of the twentieth century, from Indian villages to modern cities, from ox teams to gas powered automobiles. (adapted from "Advancing the Mormon Frontier: The Life and Times of Joseph Stacy Murdock," by George Thompson)

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Joseph Stacy Murdock's Timeline

1822
June 26, 1822
Hamilton, Madison, New York, Usa
1836
April 16, 1836
Age 13
1841
1841
Age 18
United States
1841
Age 18
Ute Nation
1842
June 26, 1842
Age 20
Albany, Albany, New York, Usa
1842
Age 19
United States
1842
Age 19
Ute Nation
1846
January 21, 1846
Age 23
Nauvoo Illinois Temple
1852
January 2, 1852
Age 29
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, Usa
1853
March 2, 1853
Age 30
Church Pastures, Davis, Utah, Usa