Baptism Date: April 16, 1836 Baptism Date: 1840 Patriarchal Blessing Date: September 27, 1843 Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA Officiator: Hyrum Smith
LDS Temple Ordinance Data
Endowment Date: May 25, 1881 Temple: St. George, Washington, UT, USA Sealed to Spouse Number 2 Date: May 27, 1881 Temple: St. George, Washington, UT, USA Sealed to Parents Date: June 7, 1967 Temple: Idaho Falls, Bonneville, ID, USA
Joseph was a veteran elder in the church. He and his wifewere baptized about 1840 and traveled across the country by wagon to Kirtland, Ohio, where they remained a short time and then continued the journey to Nauvoo, Illinois. They arrived the early part of 1841. After Joseph's death, the family remained until the exodus of 1846. One of the sons contracted a severe cold swimming cattle across the Missouri River at the time of the exodus--he died. He was the first man buried on the Nebraska side of the river. The family now consisted of the mother and her two sons, Nymphas Cordion and Joseph Stacey. They settled temporarily at Winter Quarters before coming to Utah in the Ira Eldredge Company of 1847. Comments: #21. Joseph was listed on the Continuing Church Record at Nauvoo.
↑ Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920, Ancestry.com, 2013
↑ Membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-1848, Ancestry.com, 2013
"Utah, Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1937," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDW-R15S : 26 February 2016), Joseph Murdock in entry for Joseph Stacy Murdock, United States; records extracted by FamilySearch and images digitized by Church History library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; citing Missionary Register v. 1, Missionary department missionary registers 1860-1959, CR 301 22, Church History Library, Salt lake City, Utah.
United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29K-V6RS : 11 March 2016), Joseph Murdock, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 150; FHL microfilm 882,668.
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