Lyman Royal Sherman (1807 - 1839) MP

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Birthplace: Monkton, VT, USA
Death: Died in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA
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About Lyman Royal Sherman

Biographical Summary:


"...Lyman R. Sherman was the second child of eight born to Elkenah Sherman and Asenath Hurlbut. He is described as having been born in Salem, MA or in Monkton, VT. He married Delcena Didamia Johnson on January 16, 1829 by whom he fathered six children.

He and his wife embraced the Gospel and were baptized into the LDS Church in January 1832.

Later in 1833 he joined the saints by moving to Kirtland, OH and assisted in laying the cornerstones of the Kirtland Temple in July of the same year. He was soon ordained a High Priest.

In 1834 he joined Zion's Camp to provide relief to the saints who were suffering persecution among the mobs of Missouri and as a result he was ordained a Seventy on February 28, 1835 and assigned to the First Quorum and set apart as a president. When it was found that he had previously been ordained a High Priest he was released from the Presidency.

In late 1835 he became concerned of the will of the Lord and what he should do. Being moved upon by the Spirit he sought counsel under the hands of the Prophet and he was given a revelation through Joseph which now comprises Doctrine and Covenants 108.

He participated in the Kirtland Temple dedication in 1836 and on October 10, 1837 he was called to the Kirtland High Council.

After moving to Far West, MO he became a victim of the attacks of the mob and because its effects upon his health and the harsh winter on January 27, 1839 he died in Far West unaware that he had been called to the Quorum of the Twelve.

Buried at "Far West Burial Ground."..."

SOURCE: Find A Grave Memorial# 9277391 www.findagrave.com

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Lyman Royal Sherman (22 May 1804 – January or February 1839) was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement, an inaugural member of the Seven Presidents of the Seventy, and was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles but died before being informed and ordained.

Sherman was born in Monkton, Vermont to Elkanah Sherman and Asenath Hulbert. In 1832, he joined the Latter Day Saint Church of Christ and in 1834 was part of Zion's Camp..."

"...Sherman died in January or February 1839, in Far West, Missouri. His widow, Delcena Didamia Johnson, married Joseph Smith by July 1842..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Lyman R. Sherman', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 December 2010, 19:13 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lyman_R._Sherman&oldid=400175071> [accessed 19 January 2011]

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Lyman Sherman's Timeline

1807
May 22, 1807
Monkton, VT, USA
1829
January 16, 1829
Age 21
CHITTENDEN, WESTFORD, VT
1830
1830
Age 22
Chautauqua, New York
1830
Age 22
Pomfret, Chtq., Ny
1831
1831
Age 23
Pomfret, Chtq., Ny
1832
October 30, 1832
Age 25
Pomfret, Chautauqua, New York, United States
1836
June 30, 1836
Age 29
Kirtland, Lake, Oh
1836
Age 28
Kirtland, Lake, Oh
1838
October 21, 1838
Age 31
Far West, Caldwell, Mo
1839
January 27, 1839
Age 31
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA