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Isaac Morley

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Isaac Morley
Description ISAAC MORLEY (Affectionately Known as 'Father Morley" by fled-Man and White-Man, Alike) Wilma Morley Despain 683 North Hain Street Alpine, Utah 84003 Professional Division First Place Historical Essay When Oliver Cowdery and his missionary companions journeyed through Ohio on a mission in 1830, one of their first converts was Isaac Morley. Isaac, a well-to-do farmer, was baptized by Oliver Cowdery and Parley P. Pratt on November 15, I83O. Shortly after, he was ordained one of the first High Priests of the church and set apart as first counselor to the first Bishop of the church, Edward Partridge. Nine years later he was called as the second Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.* All these years he gave such of his wealth for the church, but he once refused to sell one special, productive farmi the Lord's rebuke can be read in the 64th section of the Doctrine and Covenants. But in 1835, while he served a mission in the Bast with Bishop Partridge, the Lord revealed to Joseph anith His complete forgiveness of Isaac, and told Joseph of His joy at Isaac's integrity, obedience, and generosity to the church aal others in the church.2 Isaac, a proud Englishman, longed to stand where men had never stood and help colonise new areas. He led those settling Far West and was made a Patriarch there. In 1345 mobs leveled and scorched his crops and burned his beautiful home and cooper shop. Sone of his prized animals were stolen and they drove him from his loved land. Isaac fled to Nauvoo and there started another settlement. He called this new home 'relroo' (Horley spelled backwards). They cleared virgin forest and prospered, everyone equal in "Common Stock," which later became the "United Order." His parents, Thomas and Editha Marsh Morley are buried in the shadow of the Kirtland Temple. Here in Yelrom he left his sweetheart and first wife, Lucy Gunn. He was very close to the Prophet Joseph Smith all these years, offering his life and being jailed many times in hie stead. The Prophet, his family, and his mother and father lived in Lucy's and Isaac's home for months at a tiae.3 The Prophet did some revision of the Bible in Isaac's well-appointed and comfortable homes. Lucy and Isaac had nine children born to them there, one son, Isaac Jr., and eight daughters. Of the nine -7-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324290
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324290