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Richfield Ward (1st Utah)

congregation #13153
created 2019-01-21 by mpimport
official name: Richfield 1st Ward   (started: 17 Jan 1904)
assertion #3047626 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
official name: Richfield Branch   (started: 23 May 1864, ended: Apr 1867)
assertion #4009668 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
official name: Richfield Ward   (started: 19 Aug 1894, ended: 17 Jan 1904)
assertion #3047623 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
official name: Richfield 1st Ward   (started: 15 Jul 1877, ended: 19 Aug 1894)
assertion #3047620 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
official name: Richfield Ward   (started: between 1866 and 1874, ended: 15 Jul 1877)
assertion #3047618 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
is a(n): branch   (started: 23 May 1864, ended: Apr 1867)
assertion #4009669 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
is a(n): ward   (started: between 1866 and 1874)
assertion #3047629 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
is a(n): ward-designate   (started: Apr 1867, ended: Feb 1871)
while it was temporarily abandoned during Black Hawk War
assertion #4009677 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
started: 23 May 1864   
assertion #3047616 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
ended: open   
assertion #3047617 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
religion: LDS   
assertion #3047614 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
location: 38°45'40"N, 112°5'18"W   (approximate size: 10000-100000 m, accurate within: 1000-10000 m)
assertion #3300582 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 60%.
located at: Richfield, Utah   
assertion #3047615 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
membership/population: 658   (on: 1930)
assertion #3047632 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
headquarters at: Richfield 1st Ward Meetinghouse   
entity #475210, assertion #3762697 by bplewe on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
part of: (North) Sanpete/Mt. Pleasant Stake   (started: 23 May 1864, ended: May 1872)
entity #500402, assertion #4009670 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
has part: Marysvale Ward (1883)   (started: 1908, started: 1908, ended: Dec 1916, ended: about 1914)
entity #12580, assertion #3032438 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
part of: Sevier/Richfield Stake   
entity #500100, assertion #3047628 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
divided into: Richfield 2nd Ward (1877)   
entity #430056, assertion #3047779 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
divided into: Richfield 3rd Ward   
entity #13161, assertion #3047851 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
divided into: Richfield 2nd Ward (1904)   
entity #430057, assertion #3047815 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
divided into: Richfield 4th Ward   
entity #14419, assertion #3047886 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
absorbed: Richfield 2nd Ward (1877)   
entity #430056, assertion #3047780 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
has member: Richfield   
entity #482026, assertion #4009657 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
in group: stake congregations   
assertion #3047668 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
has boundary: SL between 2nd and 3rd South   (started: 15 Jun 1930)
entity #907032, assertion #3047630 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
claimed with confidence (0 to 1): .75   
assertion #3047635 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
see also: FHL Record of Members   (catalog entry: www.familysearch.org, source part: 1898-1903 Mem 002,056)
entity #800111, assertion #3047645 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: CHL Local Records   (catalog entry: catalog.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, source part: LR 7462)
entity #800110, assertion #3047658 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: CHL Local Records   (catalog entry: catalog.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, source part: LR 8762)
entity #800110, assertion #3047661 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: FHL Record of Members   (catalog entry: www.familysearch.org, source part: 1894-1908 Mem 889,367)
entity #800111, assertion #3047651 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: CDOL books   (source part: 1892:27)
entity #800108, assertion #3047654 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: CDOL books   (source part: 1931:95)
entity #800108, assertion #3047656 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: CDOL   (: 13153)
entity #800107, assertion #3047664 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: Encyclopedic History   (image: archive.org, source part: 703)
entity #800001, assertion #3047636 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: FHL Record of Members   (catalog entry: www.familysearch.org, source part: 1894-1908 Mem 026,445)
entity #800111, assertion #3047648 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: FHL Record of Members   (catalog entry: www.familysearch.org, source part: 1907-1948 E 026,447)
entity #800111, assertion #3047642 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
see also: FHL Record of Members   (catalog entry: www.familysearch.org, source part: 1878-1941 Mem 026,446)
entity #800111, assertion #3047639 by mpimport on 2019-01-21: confidence 100%.
appears in: DN 22:7:103   
19 Mar 1873: Richfield, Acting Bishop Nelson Higgins
entity #700282, assertion #3047666 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
appears in: DEN 11:45:4   
15 Jan 1878: list of wards and stakes; Paul Polson, 1st ward, Richfield
entity #700350, assertion #4008238 by bplewe on 2021-02-05: confidence 100%.
appears in: BY to OH 4/1/1867   
1 April 1867: Brigham Young calls for abandonment of Richfield
entity #700411, assertion #4009689 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
appears in: Deseret News   (image: newspapers.lib.utah.edu, source part: V.14 #35 (May 31 1865) p.276)
31 May 1865: First mention of "Bishop" Nelson Higgins at Richfield. Ward?
entity #800117, assertion #4009692 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
appears in: Wm Morrison letter 3/1871   
February 1871: Nelson Higgins returns to Richfield, resumes his duties as bishop
entity #700412, assertion #4009701 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
appears in: BY to AK Thurber 1/1877   
20 Jan 1877: the acting bishop of Richfield has resigned, Brigham Young suggests L.P. Christensen as his replacement
entity #700415, assertion #4009726 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
appears in: DN 26:27:429   
15 July 1877: Richfield Ward divided, Paul Poulson Bishop of 1st Ward
entity #700416, assertion #4009745 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
appears in: OH to GAS 5/1864   
23 May 1864: Orson Hyde sets apart Nelson Higgins as president in Richfield
entity #700410, assertion #4009663 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
described by: BY to JA Young 11/1872   
19 Nov 1872: Nelson Higgins has resigned as bishop, Joseph A Smith to find a replacement
entity #700413, assertion #4009710 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
described by: BY to Richfield 1864   
2 Aug 1864: First Presidency announces that "Nelson Higgins has this day been set apart to preside at Richfield and has also been ordained to the bishopric, more particularly to officiate as Bishop in Richfield and the region adjacent."
entity #700417, assertion #4009762 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.
notes: The transition from branch to ward is unclear. Higgins is consistently called a bishop starting in 1865, but have not found a record of his ordination. Richfield is not consistently called "branch" nor "ward" until the 1870s   
assertion #3047634 by bplewe on 2021-08-08: confidence 100%.