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Lima/Yelrome Branch/Stake

congregation #480693
created 2012-10-02 by bplewe
official name: Lima Stake?   (started: 23 Oct 1840, ended: between 1841 and 1844)
We have not found a single primary source that uses this name, but it certainly functioned much as a branch-stake between 1840 and 1843.
assertion #4003250 by mpra on 2017-07-14: confidence 50%.
official name: Yelrome Branch   (started: between Jul 1843 and 1844)
Began using this name once the village of Yelrome was started.
assertion #3723641 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 100%.
official name: Lima Branch   (ended: between Jul 1843 and 1844)
Even though it was a stake, it was usually called a branch interchangeably
assertion #3723546 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 100%.
is a(n): stake-branch   (started: 23 Oct 1840, ended: between 24 May 1841 and 4 Feb 1842)
Presidency and Bishopric
assertion #3724194 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
is a(n): stake-branch   (started: 11 Jun 1843)
Presidency, bishopric, high council, and priesthood quorums
assertion #4006426 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
is a(n): dual-branch   (started: between 24 May 1841 and 4 Feb 1842, ended: 11 Jun 1843, : )
President and Bishop, but subject to the Nauvoo High Council
assertion #3724057 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
started: 23 Oct 1840   (source: HC 4:233, source: JC Snow Record)
seems like there should have a branch before the stake was organized.
assertion #3725093 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 100%.
ended: between 15 Sep 1845 and Oct 1845?   
assertion #3736241 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 10%.
description: Consisted of scattered Mormon settlers about halfway between Nauvoo and Quincy. It was organized as a stake-branch in 1840 with a presidency (Isaac Morley) and bishopric (Gardner Snow), but when outlying stakes were demoted in May 1841, it came under the jurisdiction of the Nauvoo High Council. In late 1843, it was reorganized as a stake, now with a high council, and they decided to build a new town, which they soon named Yelrome (now Tioga). It was rarely called a stake. However, it did function much like other stake-branches, with a full presidency and bishopric, along with a high council (by 1843).   
assertion #4003268 by bplewe on 2019-10-02: confidence 100%.
religion: Early   
assertion #4000605 by bplewe on 2017-04-08: confidence 100%.
located at: Adams/Hancock County, Illinois, United States   
assertion #3712076 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 100%.
location: 40°11'42"N, 91°22'40"W   (ended: between Jul 1843 and 1844)
Scattered members in both Hancock and Adams Counties
assertion #3718079 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 70%.
location: 40°12'28"N, 91°20'51"W   (started: between Jul 1843 and 1844)
Centered in Yelrome village once it was platted in late 1843
assertion #3718344 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 70%.
membership/population: 424   (on: 13 Oct 1841, source: T&S 3:1, 591)
9 High Priests, 32 elders, 4 priests, 5 teachers, 4 deacons
assertion #4003240 by mpra on 2017-07-14: confidence 100%.
has member: Green Plains   (started: before 1843)
Evidence not clear, just correlated members
entity #481265, assertion #3751177 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 60%.
has member: Tioga   (started: before Oct 1841)
entity #481268, assertion #3751054 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 80%.
belongs to: Nauvoo Stake?   (started: 22 May 1841, source: Nauvoo HC Minutes)
after all outlying stakes were demoted, until 1843
entity #481425, assertion #4003257 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 50%.
has member: Lima   
entity #481352, assertion #3751246 by bplewe on 2012-10-02: confidence 100%.
in group: Nauvoo Era   
assertion #3725297 by bplewe on 2012-10-28: confidence 80%.
see also: Journal of Brigham 52   
Apostles preach at Lima Conference, 11 Sep 1842
entity #700075, assertion #4003424 by mpra on 2017-07-19: confidence 100%.
see also: JC Snow Record   
Snow's records as branch clerk
entity #700069, assertion #4003265 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
see also: JHC 9/14/1845   
Mob violence, Brigham Young orders all outlying settlements to be abandoned.
entity #850217, assertion #3771107 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 80%.
see also: First Pres. 24 May 1841   
All outlying stakes discontinued, May 24 1841, but this continues as a branch under the Nauvoo Stake
entity #850119, assertion #4006327 by bplewe on 2019-10-03: confidence 100%.
see also: Nauvoo HC Minutes   (source part: p.45)
Appeal from Lima Branch to Nauvoo High Council 4 Feb 1842. Some question about the propriety of this, but Pres. Marks declares that they have appellate jurisdiction.
entity #700066, assertion #4003255 by mpra on 2017-07-14: confidence 100%.
see also: T&S 3:1, 591   
Lima Conference, 23 Oct 1841
entity #850556, assertion #3773101 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 80%.
see also: BY Sep 1842   
Conference held at "Br. I. Morley's" 11 Sep 1842. No branch name mentioned.
entity #850130, assertion #3773156 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 80%.
see also: T&S 6:13, 975   
Disciplinary council in "Yelrome Branch" 29 Jun 1845
entity #850654, assertion #3773744 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 80%.
see also: HC 4:233   
Lima Stake organized, 22 Oct 1840
entity #850111, assertion #3770485 by bplewe on 2019-10-02: confidence 80%.
see also: JHC 2/14/1845   
Isaac Morley counseled to leave Yelrome, Solomon Hancock appointed to preside over the "Branch at Yelrome"
entity #850180, assertion #3771035 by bplewe on 2017-07-14: confidence 80%.
see also: Times & Seasons   (source part: V.4 #19 (15 Aug 1843) p.303, source part: V.4 #20 (1 Sep 1843) p.316)
Lima Branch conference 11 June 1843, at which Presidency, Bishopric, and High Council are sustained and a potential townsite mentioned
entity #800112, assertion #4003243 by mpra on 2017-07-14: confidence 100%.