Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889

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Hosea Stout, one of the most prolific Mormon diarists, was born on September 18, 1810, in Mercer County, Kentucky. He attended a Shaker school from 1814-1818 before his family moved to Ohio and later Indiana. While living in Illinois in 1832 Stout heard the preaching of Charles C. Rich and became interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1837 he moved to Caldwell County, Missouri, and was baptized into the Mormon Church in 1838. That same year he married Surmantha Pack, served with David Patten's company in the Battle of Crooked River, and escaped with the rest of the Mormon militia to Iowa. Following Surmantha's death in 1839, Stout married Louisa Taylor, Lucretia Fisher, and Marinda Bennett, although each of these wives had either left him or died by 1847. The Stouts joined the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois, and Stout became a brigadier general in the Nauvoo Legion. In 1846 the Stouts left Nauvoo and spent 1846-1847 at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Stout finally arrived in Salt Lake City in 1848, and was soon made a member of the House of Representatives and also served as attorney general and States Attorney, in addition to being one of the first practicing lawyers in Utah. In 1853 Stout served on a brief mission to China, and once back in Utah was made Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1856. He lived on the Cotton Mission from 1861 to 1865 and spent six months in prison at Camp Douglas for the murder of Richard Yates during the Utah War. In 1877 Stout moved to Holladay, Utah, with his wife Sarah Jones. He died in Holladay on March 2, 1889.

From the description of Diaries and autobiography of Hosea Stout, c.1820-1915 (bulk 1844-1870) (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 696633284

Hosea Stout (1810-1889) was born in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky to Joseph and Anna Stout. On many levels he was a faithful and dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from being president of the Eleventh Quorum of Seventies to being a brigadier general in the Nauvoo Legion. Not only was Stout active in the church, he also served in the political arena becoming a member of the Utah House of Representatives as well as serving as States Attorney.

From the description of Autobiography of Hosea Stout, 1845: Typescript. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228738271

Chief of police in Nauvoo, Illinois during the Mormon Era. Official of territorial government of Utah.

From the description of Papers, 1844-1870. (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122497742

From the description of Papers, 1844-1870. [photographs] (Utah Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 78885947

Mormon Church leader and president of the Kirtland Stake of Zion in Ohio and secretary of the Utah Territory.

From the guide to the Almon W. Babbitt receipts, 1859, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Mormon militia leader in Nauvoo, Illinois.

From the description of Letter, 1844. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122630968

Attorney for Brigham Young.

From the description of Interpleader, 1869 July 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122552687

From the guide to the Hosea Stout interpleader, 1869, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Hosea Stout was born September 18, 1810 in Kentucky. He was separated from his family for almost four years because of poverty and spent the time with the Shakers. After reuniting with his family, Hosea readjusted himself to his family life until his mother died when he was fourteen years old. At that time, he went away to work, doing odd jobs for nearby farmers. From here he was called to join a volunteer company to fight in the Black Hawk War during which time he joined the Methodist Church. Then, in 1830, he became acquainted with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but was not baptized until 1838. Hosea then followed the Church to Nauvoo and finally to Utah where he died in 1889.

From the description of Hosea Stout collection, 1847-1937. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 54478327

Hosea Stout (1810-1889) was an early convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He that fought in the Black Hawk War and served missions for the Church.

From the description of Hosea Stout journal and letters, 1829-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 465064661

Hosea Stout (1810-1889) was a Mormon pioneer.

Hosea Stout was born September 18, 1810 in Kentucky. He was separated from his family for almost four years because of poverty and spent the time with the Shakers. After reuniting with his family, Hosea readjusted himself to his family life until his mother died when he was fourteen years old. At that time, he went away to work, doing odd jobs for nearby farmers. From here he was called to join a volunteer company to fight in the Black Hawk War during which time he joined the Methodist Church. Then, in 1830, he became acquainted with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but was not baptized until 1838. Hosea then followed the Church to Nauvoo and finally to Utah where he died in 1889.

From the guide to the Hosea Stout letters and photos, 1847-1937, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Hosea Stout (1810-1889) was an early convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He that fought in the Black Hawk War and served missions for the Church.

Hosea Stout was born September 18 in Kentucky to Joseph and Anna Smith Stout. He was separated from his family, due to poverty, for almost four years. For a period during this time, Stout was sent to enroll at a Shaker School since his family could not provide for him. After reuniting with his family, Stout readjusted himself to his family life until his mother died when he was fourteen years old. At that time, he went away to work, doing odd jobs for nearby farmers. From here he was called to join a volunteer company to fight in the Black Hawk War during which time he joined the Methodist Church. Then, in 1830, he became acquainted with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but was not baptized until 1838. Stout then followed the Church to Nauvoo, and when the Church deserted Nauvoo, Stout was assigned by Brigham Young to be in charge of the guard covering companies leaving Nauvoo. This responsibility continued through Winter Quarters, ending in 1847. In 1853, Stout was called on the first mission to China. Ten years later, Stout and his family were sent to the Cotton Mission, where they worked for four years. In 1877, Stout retired from public life, moving to Holladay, Utah with his wife Sarah Jones. He died in Holladay on March 2, 1889 at the age of seventy-eight.

From the guide to the Hosea Stout journal and letters, 1829-1915, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

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referencedIn Anderson, Miles, 1795-1877. Collectioin, 1799-1877. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Hosea Stout letters and photos, 1847-1937 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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
creatorOf Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. Letter, 1844. American Primers
referencedIn Stout, Reed. Diary of Hosea Stout notes. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. Autobiography of Hosea Stout, 1845: Typescript. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. Hosea Stout collection, 1847-1937. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Utah. District Court (3rd District). Indictment, 1859. American Primers
creatorOf Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. Papers, 1844-1870. [photographs] Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Hosea Stout journal and letters, 1829-1915 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf MS 3430, Nauvoo Legion (Ill.). Nauvoo Legion (Ill.) records 1841-1845 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 2919, Utah Territory Legislative Assembly. Utah Territory Legislative Assembly papers 1851-1872 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Brooks, Juanita Leone Leavitt Pulsipher, 1898-1990. Papers, 1928-1981. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Tax list of the Salt Lake City Tax Assessors Office, 1867. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Babbitt, Almon W. (Almon Whiting), 1813-1856. Receipts, 1859. American Primers
creatorOf Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. Correspondence, 1832-1853. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Almon W. Babbitt receipts, 1859 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf MS 23041, Wilson, Lewis Dunbar 1805-1856. Lewis D. Wilson collection 1836-1922 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Hosea Stout interpleader, 1869 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf MS 2054, Deseret News Office. Deseret News editor's files 1850-1854 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. Hosea Stout journal and letters, 1829-1915. American Primers
creatorOf Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. Papers, 1844-1870. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf MS 6104, Taylor, John 1808-1887. Missionary reports 1831-1900 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Stout, Hosea, 1810-1889. Diaries and autobiography of Hosea Stout, c.1820-1915 (bulk 1844-1870) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf LR 6359 21, Winter Quarters (Neb.). Winter Quarters Municipal High Council records 1846-1848 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn McQuown, Madeline, 1906-1975. McQuown-DeVoto papers, 1933-1948. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, UNM-Los Alamos Library
referencedIn Miles Anderson papers, 1799-1877 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn PH 5962, Smith, George Albert 1817-1875. George A. Smith photograph collection circa 1862-1873 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Stout, Hosea,. Interpleader, 1869 July 30. American Primers
referencedIn Cook, Lyndon W. Lyndon W. Cook research collection on Thomas L. Kane, 1845-1979. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Miles, 1795-1876 person
associatedWith Anderson, Miles, 1795-1877. person
associatedWith Anderson, William Rucker, 1842-1939 person
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associatedWith Brooks, Juanita Leone Leavitt Pulsipher, 1898-1990 person
associatedWith Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints corporateBody
associatedWith Cook, Lyndon W. person
associatedWith Deseret News Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Heoracks, June person
associatedWith Heoracks, June. person
associatedWith Historian's Office (1842?-1972) corporateBody
associatedWith Hyde, Orson, 1805-1878. person
associatedWith Illinois. Militia corporateBody
associatedWith Illinois. Militia. Nauvoo Legion. corporateBody
associatedWith Kimball, Heber Chase, 1801-1868. person
associatedWith Lee, John Doyle, 1812-1877. person
associatedWith Nauvoo Legion corporateBody
associatedWith Nauvoo Legion (Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Patten, David W., 1799-1838. person
associatedWith Pratt, Orson, 1811-1881. person
associatedWith Smith, George Albert 1817-1875 person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. person
associatedWith Stout, Allen Joseph, 1815-1889. person
associatedWith Stout, Alvira Wilson. person
associatedWith Stout family. family
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associatedWith Taylor, John, 1808-1887. person
associatedWith Utah. District Court (3rd District) corporateBody
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associatedWith Wilson, Lewis Dunbar 1805-1856 person
associatedWith Winter Quarters (Neb.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Woolley, Edwin Dillworth, 1807-1881 person
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Nauvoo (Ill.)
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Birth 1810-09-18

Death 1889-03-02

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