Rigdon, Sidney, 1793-1876

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Early leader of the Mormon Church.

From the guide to the Sidney Rigdon sermon, circa 1840, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Mormon Church leader.

From the description of Letters, 1841-1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122638309

From the description of Letter, 1839. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122622768

From the description of Letter, 1837. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122392993

Sidney Rigdon was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio in 1819. He was converted to Mormonism, became a spokesman for Joseph Smith, and was thought by some to have written the Book of Mormon. He ran on the ticket with Smith for the Presidential election of 1844.

From the description of Letter, 1837 Oct. 13, Terre Haute, Ind. [to] Don C. Smith. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 19771820

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referencedIn Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. Promisory note, 1837. American Primers
creatorOf Rigdon, Sidney, 1793-1876. Letter, 1837 Oct. 13, Terre Haute, Ind. [to] Don C. Smith. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Holmes, Charles A. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Lenfestey, Craig N. The influence of Sidney Rigdon on early Mormonism / by Craig N. Lenfestey. Community of Christ Library and Archives
referencedIn PH 729, Hall, Charles B. Engraving collection undated Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Smith, Hyrum, 1800-1844. Statement, 1843. American Primers
referencedIn Geauga County (Ohio) court record, 1839 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Whitsitt, William Heth, 1841-1911. Sidney Rigdon : the real founder of Mormonism / by William Heth Whitsitt, 1908. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Rigdon, John Wickliffe, 1833-1902?. Affidavits, 1830-1906. American Primers
creatorOf MS 892, Partridge, Edward 1793-1840. Edward Partridge papers 1818-1839 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 8315, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints historical documents 1830-1867 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Biographical material on Sidney Rigdon, ca. 1875-ca. 1925. American Primers
creatorOf Alvord, D.S. From the Chicago Historical Society [microform]. American Primers
referencedIn Whitney, Newel Kimball, 1795-1850. Papers, 1825-1906. American Primers
referencedIn Rigdon, John M. Lecture on Sidney Rigdon : typescript, [19--?]. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Howe, Eber D., b. 1798. Mormon Miscellaneous Collection, 1842-1920. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn MS 19156, Knight, Newel 1800-1847. Newel Knight autobiography circa 1871 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. Papers 1837-1838. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Van Dine, Warren L. Papers, 1953, 1954. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Boosinger, George. George Boosinger papers, 1836-1857. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn PH 6248, General Authorities circa 1920s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Oliver Cowdrey papers, 1833-1838 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
creatorOf MS 27035, Kimball, Hiram 1806-1863. Hiram Kimball collection 1830-1910 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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referencedIn Knight, Vinson, 1804-1842. Account book, 1836-1840. American Primers
creatorOf MS 1352, Woodruff, Wilford 1807-1898. Wilford Woodruff journals and papers 1828-1898 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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referencedIn A declaration of our faith and practice, 1801-1827 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Whitsitt, William Heth, 1841-1911. Papers of William Heth Whitsitt, 1885-1908. Library of Congress
referencedIn Cowdery, Oliver. Letter book, docket, and correspondence of Oliver Cowdery, 1833-1894 bulk (1833-1838). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn MS 22278, Pettigrew, David 1791-1863. Pettigrew collection 1836-1883; 1926-1930 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Jensen, Paul, 1951-. Sidney Rigdon research file, 1759-1892. American Primers
referencedIn MS 12476, Kimball, Heber Chase 1801-1868. Heber C. Kimball collection 1837-1898 (bulk 1837-1865) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Whitsitt, William H. Sidney Rigdon, the real founder of Mormonism. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Reader, Samuel James, 1836-1914. Samuel James Reader papers [microform], 1853-1955 (bulk 1853-1914). Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn Hess, Arlene. Arlene Hess correspondence, 1830-1880. American Primers
referencedIn Stephen Post papers, 1856-1921 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn John W. Rigdon papers, 1906 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
referencedIn John Wickliffe Rigdon affidavits, 1830-1906 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Sidney Rigdon sermon, circa 1840 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Post, Stephen, 1810-1879. Stephen Post papers, 1856-1921. American Primers
referencedIn Pickel, Leonard. Mormon letters, 1841-1844. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Noel B. Reynolds papers, 1966-2011 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsUniversity Archives
creatorOf MS 14458, Young, Phineas Howe 1799-1879. Phineas H. Young papers 1846-1898 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn The trial of Sidney Rigdon. Community of Christ Library and Archives
referencedIn Whitsitt, William Heth, 1841-1911. Sidney Rigdon : the real founder of Mormonism / by William Heth Whitsitt, 1908. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Josephine Rigdon Secord letters, 1965-1972 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Post, Warren, 1811-1875. Autobiography [microform] (Typescript). American Primers
creatorOf Rigdon, Sidney, 1793-1876. Letter, 1839. American Primers
creatorOf CR 100 396, Historian's Office (1842?-1972). Joseph Smith history documents 1839-1860 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Beaver Baptist Association minutes and pamphlets, 1817-1834 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Secord, Josephine Rigdon, 1876-1974,. Josephine Rigdon Secord letters. American Primers
referencedIn Allred, William Moore, 1819-1901. William Allred autobiography and journal, 1819-1887. American Primers
referencedIn Paul Jensen Sidney Rigdon research file, 1759-1892 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Huntington, William. Diary and autobiography of William Huntington, 1840-1845. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Saunders, Lorenzo, b. 1811. Statement of Lorenzo Saunders on 17 September 1884. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. Promisory notes. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, UNM-Los Alamos Library
referencedIn Robinson, Athalia. Affidavit, 1904. American Primers
referencedIn Cobb, James T. The Mormon problem : Salt Lake City : ms.S, 1884. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Rigdon, John W. Lecture written by John W. Rigdon on the early history of the Church. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Rigdon, Sidney, 1793-1876. Letters, 1841-1844. American Primers
referencedIn Whitney, Newel Kimball, 1795-1850. Papers, 1825-1906. American Primers
creatorOf Rigdon, Sidney, 1793-1876. Letter, 1837. American Primers
referencedIn Providence Baptist Church (Beaver County, Pa.). A declaration of our faith and practice, 1801-1827. American Primers
referencedIn PH 1300, Carter, Charles William photographer 1832-1918. Charles W. Carter glass negative collection circa 1860-1900 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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referencedIn Belnap, Gilbert, 1821-1899. Autobiography [microform] (Typescript). American Primers
referencedIn Geauga County (Ohio). Court of Common Pleas. Court record, 1839. American Primers
referencedIn PH 5415, Murdock, Sumner Reed 1938-. Missouri and Ohio Church history sites 1997-1998 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Saunders, Lorenzo, b. 1811. Interview of Lorenzo Saunders, 12 November 1884. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
creatorOf MS 18547, Smith, Joseph 1805-1844. New translation of the Bible 1830-1833 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Whitsitt, WIlliam H. Sidney Rigdon, the real founder of Mormonism / by William H. Whitsitt, D.D., LL.D., Professor in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminiary at Lottsville, Kentucky. 1885. [microfilm] Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf MS 1304, Post, Stephen 1810-1879. Stephen Post papers 1835-1921 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Arlene Hess correspondence, 1830-1880 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf M292.2 L364 1844-1845, Rigdon, Sidney 1793-1876. Latter Day Saint's messenger and advocate. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Rigdon, John Wickliff, 1833-1922. Biography of Sidney Ridgdon, ca. 1900-1968. American Primers
referencedIn Athalia Robinson affidavit, 1904 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. LDS Church records, 1831-1964. American Primers
creatorOf MS 6241, Kimball family. Kimball family correspondence 1838-1871 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Kirtland Safety Society Bank. Five dollars, 1837. American Primers
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Birth 1793-02-19

Death 1876-07-14

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