Rich, Charles C. (Charles Coulson), 1809-1883

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Charles Coulson Rich was born on August 21, 1809, in Campbell County, Kentucky. He was instructed in the Mormon faith by Lyman Wight and baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by George M. Hinckle in 1832. In 1838 he married Sarah D. Pea, the first of his six wives. Rich lived in Calfwell County, Missouri, and fought in the Battle of Crooked River. He and his family later settled in Nauvoo, Illinois, where Rich was made a member of the Council of Fifty and served in the Nauvoo Legion. Following the death of Joseph Smith, Rich followed Brigham Young to Utah, and in 1848 he was made the president of the Salt Lake Stake. He was appointed to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by Young in 1849. Rich helped establish a Mormon settlement in San Bernardino, California, and also served as president of the British Mission in the 1860s. He died at Paris, Idaho, in 1883.

From the description of Letter to Sarah D. Pea, 1837, March 23. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 557493197

From the description of Letter to Sarah D. Rich, 1851, April 20. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 557553804

Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1849-1883.

From the guide to the MS 889 Charles C. Rich collection 1832-1908 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

Founder of the Mormon Church.

From the guide to the Joseph Smith letter, 1844, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Apostle in the Mormon Church.

From the description of Charles C. Rich papers, 1836-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122551085

From the guide to the Charles C. Rich papers, 1836-1909, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Charles Coulson Rich was a Mormon missionary in Tazewell County, Illinois and in 1834 joined the aborted military expedition sent by Gov. Dunklin to protect the Mormons in Missouri.

From the description of Charles Rich. His Day Book. An account of my traveling up to the Land of Zion /by Charles Coulson Rich, 1834. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702126697

Charles Coulson Rich was born on August 21, 1809, in Campbell County, Kentucky. He was instructed in the Mormon faith by Lyman Wight and baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by George M. Hinckle in 1832. In 1838 he married Sarah D. Pea, the first of his six wives. Rich lived in Calfwell County, Missouri, and fought in the Battle of Crooked River. He and his family later settled in Nauvoo, Illinois, where Rich was made a member of the Council of Fifty and served in the Nauvoo Legion. Following the death of Joseph Smith, Rich followed Brigham Young to Utah, and in 1848 he was made the president of the Salt Lake Stake. He was appointed to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by Young in 1849. Rich helped establish a Mormon settlement in San Bernardino, California, and also served as president of the British Mission in the 1860s. He died at Paris, Idaho, in 1883.

Sarah DeArmon Pea Rich was born on September 23, 1814, in St. Clair County, Illinois. In 1824 her family moved to western Tennessee, where the family converted from the Reformed Methodist Church to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1835. In the 1830s the family moved to Far West, Missouri, where Sarah married Charles C. Rich in 1838. The couple eventually had nine children. Sarah died in 1893.

From the description of Letters of Charles C. and Sarah D. Rich, 1853-1863. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 557493118

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referencedIn AV 3519, DeBarthe, Paul. Paul DeBarthe archaeological excavation footage circa 1996-2006 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Rich, Charles C., 1809-1883. Charles C. Rich correspondence, 1853-1863. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf MS 16824, Nauvoo (Ill.) Recorder. Nauvoo (Ill.) Recorder marriage certificates 1842-1846 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Rich family. Rich family photographs, c. 1860-1910. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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referencedIn PH 4625, Savage, Charles Roscoe photographer 1832-1909. Views of General Authorities circa 1860-1888 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn PH 1960, Rich, Standley Hunter. Standley Rich family photograph collection circa 1853-1950 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Home missionary meeting minutes, 1877. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Young, Brigham, 1801-1877. Letter : to presidents Charles C. Rich and David Fulmer / by Brigham Young, 1847 Jan 25. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rich, Charles C. Letter, 1862 January 25, Liverpool, England [to] Mary A. Rich. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn MS 1326, Smith, John 1781-1854. John Smith papers 1833-1854 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Rich, Charles C. (Charles Coulson), 1809-1883. Letter to Sarah D. Rich, 1851, April 20. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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creatorOf Charles C. Rich papers, 1836-1909 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Rich, Charles C. (Charles Coulson), 1809-1883. Letter to Sarah D. Pea, 1837, March 23. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Pratt, Addison, d.1872. Journal of a trip to California under the leadership of Captain Jefferson Hunt, 1849, October-December. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Rich, Benjamin L. Address of Welcome. 1940. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Young, Brigham, 1801-1877. Letter of authority for Charles C. Rich : Camp Israel, Mt. Pisgah, Ia. : DS, 1846 June 1. UC Berkeley Libraries
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creatorOf Rich, Charles Coulson, 1809-1883. Papers, 1836-1846. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Young, Brigham, 1801-1877. Brigham Young letter, 1846. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 889, Rich, Charles Coulson 1809-1883. Charles C. Rich collection 1832-1908 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Rich, Charles Coulson, 1809-1883. Biography [microform] (Typescript). Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn PH 327, E.G. Williams & Bro. (Engraver : N.Y.). Engraved portrait collection circa 1890 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Bigler, Henry William, 1815-1900. Diaries of Henry William Bigler, 1846-1900. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn LeGrande Rich Humphreys papers, 1912-1968 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesManuscript Collection
creatorOf Rich, Charles C. (Charles Coulson), 1809-1883. Letters of Charles C. and Sarah D. Rich, 1853-1863. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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 PH 200, Savage and Ottinger (Photography Studio). Savage and Ottinger collection of studio portraits circa 1862-1872 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Rich, Charles C. (Charles Coulson), 1809-1883. Charles C. Rich papers, 1836-1909. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Granger, Lewis Cass, 1819-1890. Lewis Cass Granger correspondence, 1851-1857. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn MS 27993, Palmer, Nina Eileen Watkins 1931-. Nina W. Palmer collection 1932-2014 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 13083, Rich, Charles Coulson 1809-1883. Charles C. Rich diaries 1833-1862 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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creatorOf CR 100 317, Historian's Office (1842?-1972). Historian's Office reports of speeches 1845-1885 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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referencedIn Home missionary meeting minutes, 1877 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Humphreys, LeGrande Rich, 1884-1970. LeGrande Rich Humphreys papers, 1912-1968. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn PH 8004, Smith, Bathsheba Wilson Bigler 1822-1910. Bathsheba W. Bigler Smith photograph collection circa 1865-1900 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Young, Brigham, 1801-1877. Letter to Charles Coulson Rich, June 1, 1846. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Smith, Joseph Fielding, 1838-1918. Letters, 1881-1914. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf MS 1322, Smith, George Albert 1817-1875. George A. Smith papers 1834-1877 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf MS 9622, Nauvoo Restoration, Incorporated (1962-2011). Nauvoo Restoration, Inc. collection 1818-2001 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Rich, Charles, Coulson, 1809-1883. Charles Rich. His Day Book. An account of my traveling up to the Land of Zion /by Charles Coulson Rich, 1834. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf MS 4336, Rich, Joseph Coulson 1841-1908. Joseph C. Rich collection 1853-1957 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844. Joseph Smith letter, 1844. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Joseph Smith letter, 1844 L. Tom Perry Special Collections19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf MS 19509, Woodruff, Wilford 1807-1898. Wilford Woodruff collection 1831-1905 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn MS 15664, Mendenhall, Rachel Anna Huntington 1874-1948. Rachel A. Huntington Mendenhall collection 1810-1899 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
referencedIn Davies, J. Kenneth. Mormons and California Gold. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn History of Charles Coulson Rich. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Humphreys, LeGrande Rich., 1884-1970. Papers, 1912-1968. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos, UNM-Los Alamos Library
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
referencedIn CR 100 93, Historian's Office (1842?-1972). Historian's Office histories of the Twelve 1856-1858, 1861 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
creatorOf Rich, Charles C. (Charles Coulson), 1809-1883. Rich letters, 1853-1863. Copied by Virginia Lee and Floyd Eisenhour [microform] 1936. Harold B. Lee Library
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
referencedIn Young Brigham, 1801-1877. Collection, 1857-1877. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Leonard J. Arrington photograph collection, 1830-1995, 1840-1950 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesPhotograph Collection
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Birth 1809-08-21

Death 1883-11-17

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