Saturday, January 26, 2019

Embracing the Truth

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Sarah Thomas Williams so embraced the truth that she did what shortly after her baptism in Wales in 1844?
a.                  Sold all and emigrated to America
b.                  Asked to be called on a mission
c.                   Walked many miles distributing pamphlets and books on the Church
d.                  Sold bread and gave all the money to the missionaries
Yesterday’s answer:
B   He was not a member
William Henry Haigh:   William was but a child when his mother died, and his father was engaged in the woolen manufacturing business in Yorkshire, England. William spent his boyhood days at home and received a liberal education in the common schools and academies of his native land. His father died in 1855 and William started out in life for himself at the age of twelve years. After working in the furnishing department of the woolen manufacturing business for a few years, in the vicinity of his birthplace, he, at the age of eighteen years, went to Dewsbury, England, and took up the same line of work. Being of an ambitious turn of mind, and desiring wider fields of operation, he left his native home and sailed for America in 1866, coming by way of New York. While in that city he came across some of the “Mormon” emigrants; at once he took up with them and crossed the plains in Capt. Thomas E. Ricks’s train, arriving in Salt Lake City in the fall of 1866. Having been converted to “Mormonism,” he was baptized Sept. 30, 1866, by Joseph Harker and settled west of the Jordan River, where he has resided ever since.  
Jenson, Andrew, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jensen History Company, 1914), 2: 471-472.

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